Annual Giving Campaign

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Annual Giving Campaign

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Jacqueline CaseDear Friend of Raphael Village,

So many Louisiana families are struggling to find patient, nurturing school environments for their children or adult loved one with exceptionalities. I know there is an urgent need for families to find a supportive learning environment.

Since 2012, Raphael Village has been providing a unique and individualized learning environment for New Orleans students with exceptionalities. Our Waldorf-inspired Raphael Academy was chosen as the best K-12 special needs school by NOLA Family Magazine three years in a row. Meanwhile, our day habilitation program, The Guild, connects exceptional young adults with opportunities for continued academics, vocational internships, supported employment, and artist guild training. Our community is the first and only member of the Camphill Association of North America (CANA) in the Southeast United States.

What we do is fundamentally different. With a student-teacher ratio of 7:1, our faculty work to meet each child where they are and build a personalized plan that removes barriers to learning and cultivates growth.

We need your support. It is costly to provide this level of hands-on care in our learning environment. Last school year, tuition only covered 50% of our costs. The only way we can fulfill our mission of is with the backing of donors like you.

Thank you for your consideration again this year.  Without your generous donations, we would not be able to offer the high quality programming benefiting the students and Guild members at Raphael Village.

Please make your tax-deductible donation today and help us move closer to our 2022 Annual Appeal goal of $125,000.

As I think about the future, I feel a sense of hope. I know people like YOU will consider giving before our deadline of December 31.

Happy Holidays, and we hope to see you at the Dragonfly Café!

With gratitude,

Jacqueline Case

November 2022

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Give to Raphael Village

Help us reach $125,000 by the end of 2022 to ensure that our students and adults receive the best possible education and life-long support they deserve. Send your generous donation to the address below or visit our Donate page to make a secure donation.


By Mail:

Raphael Village
517 Soraparu Street, Suite 104
New Orleans, LA 70130

Thanks to our 2022 Annual Giving Campaign Sponsors!


The Gustav W. McIlhenny Foundation

  • The Olsonfive Fund
  • Barrett and Janice Green
  • The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation
  • Mark Redding and Jackie Case
  • Roy Amedee Jr.
  • Gene and Marjorie Bilotti
  • Gretchen Case and Robert Wollman
  • The Gray Insurance Company
  • Stephen Griffin
  • Margaret Hennington
  • Mary Lucy and David Lane
  • Merritt Lane
  • Dr. Eric Simon and Cathy Lazarus
  • John and Denny Melton
  • Peggy Mendoza
  • Jill Nalty
  • Catherine Robbins
  • Terry Sheeley
  • The Julie D. Brown Charitable Trust
  • Owen Brown
  • Ellen Case
  • Julia Garcia Diaz
  • Elizabeth English and David Fike
  • Lucio Fragoso
  • Elizabeth Futrell
  • Miriam Hollar
  • Scott LaCaze
  • Crickett and Andrew Lapeyre
  • Ann Lopez
  • Mark Manguno
  • Brent and Gena Morgan
  • Foster Nash
  • Larry and Carol Siegel
  • Dr. Kristen and Paul UnKauf
  • Erica Adams
  • Nedra Jasper Alcorn
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Rita Amedee
  • Arin Assero
  • Wanda Aguillard
  • Pamela Baines
  • Beverly Ball
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Mark Berger
  • Amy and John Bogusz
  • Judy Bracy
  • Carmen and Maurice Brown
  • Ruth Forrest Brown
  • Geoffrey Campbell
  • Loralee Cehajic
  • Helena Cunningham
  • Drs. Bill and Missy Curran
  • Laurel Dalton
  • Michael Davidson
  • Germaine Davillier
  • Robert and Maylayne DeMars
  • Janis Demouchet
  • Elaine and John Dimiceli
  • Zoe Dinkins
  • Therese Duke
  • Abrie Du Plooy
  • Errol Eccles
  • Bob Edmundson and Kathleen Park
  • Deborah Elam
  • Marie Erie
  • Camille Fieber
  • Marianne Fieber
  • Carla Fishman
  • Richard Foley
  • Catherine Fuselier
  • Miles Granderson
  • Leslie Grant
  • Bobby and Lucille Griffin
  • Michael Grumich
  • Janine Guillot
  • Elisabeth Harrington
  • Sylvia Harrison
  • Thomas Hauck
  • Wonda Hayes
  • Tanya Haynes
  • William Herman
  • Anthony and Marcia Hudson
  • Robert Jackson
  • Barbara and Ben Johnson
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Eileen Johnson
  • Terry Johnson
  • Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation
  • John Jordy
  • Lisa Jordy
  • Jerry and Gina Karcher
  • Rebecca Keel
  • Julia King
  • Kirschman Foundation
  • Dennis Knox
  • Amelia Koch
  • Nicole Laborde
  • Diana Lewis
  • Michelle Lewis
  • Ann Lopez
  • Brandy McIntire
  • Caroline Melton
  • Shelley and Donald Meltzer
  • Carol Michel
  • Jaime Michel
  • David Miller
  • Peggy Mitts
  • Charles Monteith
  • Sandra And Haywood Morgan
  • Wanda Muller
  • Lilly Olson
  • Dan Oser
  • Mary and Keith Perrin
  • Nancy Piraquive
  • Deborah Plumley
  • Alex Podesta
  • Sabrina Quave
  • Andrea Thomas-Reynolds
  • Nancy Rhett
  • Vonda Rice
  • Robin Roberts
  • Denise Robertson
  • Robert Roth and Cynthia Robbins Roth
  • Margaret Runyon
  • Joseph Schwertz
  • Traci Simon
  • Erin Slife
  • Dena Sponheim
  • Jaden Stafford
  • Karen Stephens
  • Megan Stevens
  • Jay and Janie Stewart
  • Toya-Barnes Teamer
  • Michael Tisserand
  • Lauren Underwood
  • Marian Wallis
  • Pasha Walther
  • Moira Walter
  • Madeline West
  • Pamlea White
  • Conlee Whiteley
  • Margo Whiteside
  • Stacey Williams
  • Lisa Winslow
  • Judy Wollman
  • Denise Young
  • Joseph Zeringue
  • Michael Zimmerman

“Alessandro enrolled in Raphael Academy three years ago, since then his confidence level has increased. The staff and team there truly care about him and his progress, ensuring his path to personal independence.”

—Peggy Mendoza

Raphael Village is a 501c(3) organization; EIN number 82-1693179. All donations are tax deductible.