Orchid Events

NEW ORLEANS – The Orchid Society is a professional network of African American women serving as positive role models for young minority ladies ages 12 – 16 in the New Orleans metro area through mentoring, community service and social awareness programming. They celebrated their five year anniversary as a community partner and honored African American women who have shown outstanding compassion to New Orleans and its citizenry. The honorees include: 

Sybil Morial, Political Activist
Beverly McKenna, Publisher of the New Orleans Tribune
Dr. Beverly Wright, Founding Director of Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
Sylvia Scineaux-Richard, President East New Orleans Advisory Commission
Deborah Elam, President, GE Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer of General Electric
Sonya Brown, Community Engagement Coordinator at Boys Town Louisiana

The dinner was provided by Chef Dino Rogers and Chef Linda Green “The Yaka-mein Lady”, will feature a “family style” intimate setting with live music by Elliot Luv courtesy of Red Clay Soul and spirits provided by Victory Bar of New Orleans. The night was emceed by Camille Whitworth of WDSU and entailed Beautiful ambiance with decor by Posh Productions, LLC.  Presenting Sponsor was 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans and Venue Sponsor was WBOK 1230 AM.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the TOS mentoring program and a mentor/mentee trip to visit the White House in June 2016!

For the latest updates on Orchid Honors Dinner, stay tuned! 

Essence Girls United Giving Challenge

We are extremely excited to participate in the first ever Essence Girls United Giving Challenge!

Essence Communications officially announced the inaugural ESSENCE Girls United Giving Challenge, a community-wide, 4-day online giving event, that will take place on July 4-7 during the 25th anniversary ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola. Every donation made on the essence.civicore.com website will be amplified on this weekend of giving through national and local partners and the greater community for participating organizations. Follow these hashtags to keep up with the Orchid Society and Essence events! #essencefestival2019 #TheOrchidSociety #Orchidmagic


Previous Events

Orchid Honors IV

Are you ready for OH4? The Orchid Society will host the 2019 Orchid Honors, our signature fundraiser benefiting our mentoring program. We will honor outstanding African American women in New Orleans with compassion for the community. Purchase your tickets for the event here!

Orchid Honors 4 Event Sponsors


We are so happy that we were chosen as the non-profit of choice for the 2018 Curve the Runway! Mark your calendars Sunday, September 23, 2018 and show your support for this fabulous event. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Orchid Society!

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