The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum's Salute to Service

Couple dancing at the Victory Ball

Join The National WWII Museum on the eve of Veterans Day for a kickoff to a new Museum tradition in a salute to the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to our freedom.

The 2016 Victory Ball will be a lavish reception featuring cocktails and culinary creations by Chef Eric Cook and The American Sector Restaurant + Bar, live music, entertainment, and dancing as well as unlimited access to the Museum’s amazing pavilions and exhibit galleries throughout the evening.

Sponsors and Patrons will receive early event entry starting at 6:00 p.m. as well as exclusive access to the Patron Party, featuring a cocktail reception and passed hors d’oeuvres, lounge seating, private full bar, and entertainment.

To honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country, special admission prices are offered to veterans and active-duty servicemembers.

$5.00 discounted parking in The National WWII Museum's parking garage is available for all Victory Ball guests.

Proceeds from Victory Ball will support ongoing preservation efforts and public programming at The National WWII Museum.

Event Schedule

Victory Ball Gala
  • PATRON PARTY
    6:00 p.m.
    BB’s Stage Door Canteen

    Cocktail Reception | Hors d’Oeuvres | Music by Shotgun Jazz Band

  • VICTORY BALL
    7:00 p.m.
    The National WWII Museum

    Open Bars | Live Music | Museum Access

    Culinary Creations by Chef Eric Cook and The American Sector Restaurant + Bar
    Chef Cook is a combat veteran who served six years in the US Marine Corps prior to beginning his culinary career

  • ATTIRE
    Service Uniform, Cocktail Attire, or 1940s Dress Encouraged

    Receive 20% off your purchase of 1940s inspired clothing and accessories at the Museum’s Corner Boutique with proof of ticket purchase! Located at the corner of Andrew Higgins Drive and Magazine Street.

  • ENTERTAINMENT
    The Victory Belles and The Victory Swing Orchestra

    Delivering a unique tribute to the swinging sounds of the 1940s

  • Join us at 8:00 p.m. on the US Freedom Pavilion stage for a salute to veterans and servicemembers.

Sponsor + Patron
Exclusive Recognition Benefits

Victory Ball Guests

Victory Ball Sponsors and Patrons receive early event entry at 6:00 p.m., exclusive Patron Party access for the duration of the event, and are recognized on all printed materials including event invitation, event program, event web page, day-of-event signage, and the 2016 Annual Donor Wall and Annual Report.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • $15,000
    Patriotic Patron Party Sponsor
  • 20 tickets purchased for the Patron Party + Victory Ball
  • Reserved seating during the Patron Party with table service
  • VIP reserved seating for 20 near the main stage in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
  • Ability to provide promotional items for the Patron Party with exclusive logo recognition
  • Premium acknowledgment with link to corporate page on event website, social-media recognition, and email blasts
  • Photo opportunity at the 2016 Victory Ball with inclusion in post-event marketing materials (when available)
Purchase
  • $10,000
    Valiant Veteran Sponsor
  • Victory Ball Benefits
  • Donation to underwrite admittance for 20 veterans and their guests (40 total) to attend Victory Ball*
  • Veterans receive priority seating near the main stage in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
  • Option for 10 Patron tickets with reserved seating to be used by purchaser
  • Premium acknowledgment as a Veteran Sponsor in the event invitation, event program, email blasts, and Victory Ball web page as well as the 2017 Annual Donor Wall and Annual Report
  • Photo opportunity at the 2016 Victory Ball with inclusion in post-event marketing materials (when available)
  • Veterans Day Benefits
  • The Museum offers free admission for veterans of all wars to daylong activities held on campus
  • Logo recognition in 12 information screens throughout The National WWII Museum campus
  • Logo recognition on large video display in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center during Veterans Day Ceremony
  • Acknowledgement on printed program and email blast promotions
  • *Tickets supported by Veteran Sponsors will be allocated to local veteran organizations.

Purchase
  • $5,000
    Freedom Sponsor
  • 12 tickets purchased for the Patron Party + Victory Ball
  • VIP reserved seating for 12 near the main stage in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
  • Premium acknowledgment with link to corporate page on event website and social-media recognition
Purchase
  • $1,000
    Stars and Stripes Sponsor
  • Four tickets purchased for the Patron Party + Victory Ball
  • Premium acknowledgment on event website
Purchase

Specialty Sponsorship

  • $2,500
    Veteran Supporter
  • Donation of six tickets to allow admittance for three veterans and their guests to the Patron Party + Victory Ball*
  • Two additional tickets to be used by purchaser for the Patron Party + Victory Ball
  • Veterans receive priority seating near the main stage in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
  • Premium acknowledgment with link to corporate page on event website and social-media recognition
  • *Tickets supported by Veteran Supporters will be allocated to local veteran organizations.

Purchase

Patron Opportunities

  • $175
    Patron Ticket
  • Includes Admittance to the Patron Party + Victory Ball
Purchase
  • $150
    Discounted Patron Ticket
  • Available for active-duty military, veterans, or Museum Members only; active Museum membership, proof of military service or veteran status will be checked at door

  • (Membership number and expiration date and/or Branch of Service required for online purchase.)

  • Includes Admittance to the Patron Party + Victory Ball

  • Purchase

Ticket Levels

A ticket purchase for Victory Ball includes event entry at 7:00 p.m. with food, beverage, and entertainment as well as access to the Museum’s pavilions and exhibit galleries throughout the evening.

Questions? Contact us at (504) 528-1944 x 365 or Audrey.Voelker@nationalww2museum.org
The print deadline for invitation acknowledgement is September 9, 2016; program acknowledgement is October 28, 2016.

2016 Victory Ball Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation

Valiant Veteran Sponsor
Ed Brauner American Legion Post #307
Madlyn and Paul Hilliard

Freedom Sponsors
JetBlue
Mr. John W. Langley and Dr. Charlotte K. Dorsey
Latter & Blum, Inc.
Mathes Brierre Architects
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Oeschger
Whitney Bank

Veteran Supporters
AOS Interior Environments
Mr. George B. Duke
Mr. Ben A. Martinez
Sylvia and John Laborde
New Orleans CVB
Mr. Joe Sanderson, Jr.

Stars and Stripes Sponsors
Avalon Advisors, LLC
BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.
Emanuel and Madeleine Blessey
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W Cooper II
Diabetes Management and Supplies
Eagle Capital Management, LLC
Dan and Ann Claire Fordice
Ms. Pam Davis Friedler
Jerry and Barbara Greenbaum
Ms. Wilhelmina C. Holladay
Jones Walker, LLP
Laitram, LLC
Liskow & Lewis, a PLC
Dr. and Mrs. Neil Maki
Cynthia Pazos
J.E. McCaleb Family
Armando Prins
Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez
Barry and Toska Quinnies
ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC

Patrons
Dr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Adams
Captain and Mrs. Keith F. Amacker US Nay (Retired)
Robert E. Ammann CAPT USN Retired
Mr. Leonard Alsfeld
Mary Kay Borchers
Mr. Harold H. Burns
Pierre and Cheryl Champagne
Colonel Michael Clancy and Hailey Clancy
Brig. Gen. J.B. Cobb USAF (Ret.)
Jim Dyer, Surrena Dyer, and Levi Dyer
Mr. William J. Furlong
Norman and Margaret Gauthreaux
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gregory
Colonel (Ret) Gregory Gunter and Mrs. Jackie Gunter
Mr. David Haspel
Ms. Anita Hirsch
Mr. Gregory Gunter
Ms. Jean W. Horn
Captain Richard T. Ingram, Retired and Miss Mia C. DeLouise
Dr. and Mrs. John Patrick Jordan
Mr. John Koerner
Mr. Robert C. Lundardini
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Maurin
Colonel and Mrs. Larry Merington
Mr. Herbert Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mistrot
Major General and Mrs. David M. Mize USMC (Ret.)
Mr. David Oreck
Lt. Colonel (Ret) Brett Perry and Mrs. Greta Perry
Tony Rosenthal and Ruth Ganister
Mr. William Ryan
Major General (retired) and Mrs. Thomas Sands
Sheryl A. Sloman and Gabriel Gonzalez
Jeffrey and Karen Smoyer
Mr. Arnold Spielberg
Frank and Paulette Stewart
Sari and Thomas H. Turner
Mr. Gary R. Veeh
Captain and Mrs. John S. White
Edie and John Wilson