Annual Giving Campaign

Raphael Academy student and teacher water the garden with a hose

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:

  • Louise Wollman
  • Gene and Marjorie Bilotti
  • Merritt Lane
  • Paul and Jill Varisco
  • Sara Carter
  • Thomas Ewing
  • Marjorie McKithen
  • Jerry Gaughan
  • Katherine W. Gelderman
  • Kirschman Foundation for Health and Education
  • Janine Guillot
  • Sandy Juarez
  • Kenneth Sacks
  • Virginia B. Davis
  • Ardas Khalsa
  • Russell Gagliano II
  • Matt Romback

“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.