Annual Giving Campaign

Raphael Academy student and teacher water the garden with a hose

Annual Giving Campaign

Every year we conduct an Annual Giving Campaign to help close the gap between our program fees and the actual cost of the high quality of services provided by Raphael Village. This year our goal is $50,000. Please read the letter below from our Executive Director.

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Dear Friend of Raphael Village,

What a year this has been! While we have been challenged in many ways over the last seven months, perseverance and hard work have paid off. I am happy to announce that both Raphael Academy and The Guild have finally reopened their doors! During the extended closure due to the pandemic, our faculty and staff worked hard to ensure that relationships were maintained and academic instruction continued through virtual programming.

Now, learning and laughter have returned to Raphael Academy and friendships are being rekindled at The Guild. We look forward to getting back to a consistent routine of doing what we do best, transforming dreams into reality and inspiring individuals with disabilities to achieve their personal best, that good may become.

Today I write to you to announce Raphael Village’s 2020–21 Annual Giving Campaign goal of $50,000. Your donation will help us sustain all programming at Raphael Village during these unprecedented times. We are grateful for your past support and are hopeful for your continued support this year.

I would also like to share some exciting news. We are in the final phase of the Capital Campaign to raise $500,000 out of a $2 million campaign to build the Town Center of Raphael Village, which is now under construction in the historic Irish Channel neighborhood. Please drive by 530 Jackson Avenue to see our progress.

Funds raised through the Annual Giving Campaign support the annual operations at Raphael Academy and The Guild. Thank you for your consideration. We appreciate YOU!

With gratitude,

Jacqueline Case

November 2020

“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

Give to Raphael Village

Help us reach $50,000 by the end of 2020 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

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