our mission

Through generous donations from the community, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation facilitates the efforts of the hospitality industry to improve greater New Orleans in a variety of ways and to provide support for the education, health and social welfare of children in the community. The Foundation works to focus the combined strength of the Louisiana hospitality industry, maximizing its ability to measurably improve the communities it serves. This mission is further fulfilled by the Foundation in its ability to offer greater access to culinary education and arts, community outreach, hospitality industry financial assistance and benevolence. And because children’s education is so important, one specific way the Foundation works to achieve its mission is by providing support for their education, health and social welfare. To make a donation to this worthy cause, please visit our donation page.


Horses, Hops & Cops

Join us on Wednesday, February 19 for Horses, Hops & Cops. The perfect event for the whole family, guests will enjoy LIVE musical performances from The Yat Pack and The Hangovers, a raffle to win a ride on the Budweiser Clydesdale Wagon during Mardi Gras, and tons of kids' activities like face painting and arts & crafts. And as always, the Budweiser Clydesdales will be featured at the event and admission is FREE! Visit the event website for more details: HorsesHopsandCops.com.



“The work that the LHF is undertaking is a testimonial to the inspiration and motivation of its devoted membership.” -- John A. Williams, Ph. D., University of New Orleans School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration





Boy Scouts of America: Through the 2008 Friends of Scouting Campaign, LHF provided funds to purchase camping equipment that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Boy Scouts provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop personal fitness.


Emeril Lagasse Foundation: The Foundation embraces every opportunity to grant funds to children’s organizations that have a culinary and/or educational component, and to eventually enrich the lives of many young people through the creative art of cooking so that they may look towards a future of creativity, opportunity and hope. Additional info about the organization can be found at www.emeril.org.


Board of Directors