La Fête 294

On Friday, November 13, 2020, Ursuline Academy will host La Fête 294, a salute to the dedication and commitment of 294 years of educating women. It is with sincere appreciation that the Academy thanks you for your continued support throughout the years.
This year's event will take on a different format. While you will not attend an event on campus, we invite you to celebrate with us virtually from your various locations. In addition to the auction, we will have videos, photos, and updates posted via our Academy Facebook page throughout the event. The spirit of La Fête will carry on! Please consider supporting our Academy by sponsoring, becoming a patron, or donating an item or gift certificate.

Proceeds from this event will help us in:

* maintaining our beautiful 11.5-acre campus
* advancing our technology initiatives
* enhancing classroom resources
* providing our faculty with continuing education opportunities

All donations will be listed in our auction program, on our auction and school websites, other social media, and in our annual financial report. You will also receive an acknowledgment letter for tax purposes. Your participation as a sponsor, event patron, or donor ensures the success of this all too-important fundraiser. The sponsorship/ticket form and the auction donation form can be found on this web page.

Please return them to: 

Ursuline Academy
Attn: Maria Weidenbacher 
2635 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118-6399 
or email to

I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I can be reached at (504) 861-9114. Please note that there will be some special incentives offered this year for those who are patrons! Thank you for your consideration in joining us in our motto, Serviam: I will serve. Together, we can continue the educational tradition set forth by the Ursuline Sisters nearly three centuries ago. 

With Gratitude, 

Maria Merchan Weidenbacher '05 
Director of Alumnae Relations