KIPP New Orleans Gala



Dear Friends of KIPP New Orleans Schools,



In response to the current concerns about COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 KIPP New Orleans Schools’ Annual Gala. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution. We have been working closely with NOLA Public Schools and City Officials on necessary steps to keep New Orleans safe. At this time, our focus is on the health and safety of everyone in our schools and community. 


We will announce a new date within a few weeks and will share this information when it becomes available.


To all sponsors and individuals who have purchased tickets, we can transfer your tickets to the postponed event. If you would like to receive a full refund for your ticket purchase, please contact Donna Paramore at We thank you for your support, which has been vital to our success over the last 15 years.


As always, we wish absolute safety and health for you and your families. We urge you to follow guidelines and protocols set forth by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


As a city, we are incredibly strong and resilient. I am confident that we will weather this well and do our part to help our community slow the spread of this virus so that healthcare workers can do the critical work of taking care of those in need.


If you have any questions about this, please reach out. Of course, we hope to see you when we reschedule the event.


Best wishes,


Rhonda Kalifey-Aluise

Chief Executive Officer