Fund the Fleet

Help us Fund the Fleet!

The Foundation is expanding and improving current emergency management services at East Jefferson General Hospital by funding two state-of-the-art ambulances in 2017-2019.

Two additional ambulances will help East Jefferson General Hospital:

  • Respond more rapidly to the 35,000 emergency calls received per year
  • Expand the amount of emergency calls
  • Expand coverage of community events
  • Ensure better safety for EMS technicians & patients
  • Keep the EJGH fleet more efficient with newer emergency vehicles that have top of the line technology.

For more information on the project or how to give, call 504-503-5800.


Bingo Night at Lager's January 11th

Lager's Ale House in Metairie will host an EJGH Bingo Night aiding Fund the Fleet on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Bingo cards will be available for $5 each and can be purchased at the door via cash, checks or cards. The night will feature great prizes along with food and drink specials.

For more information, contact The Foundation at extension 5800.


EJGH Laser Tag Night for Fund the Fleet on Dec. 19

Join East Jefferson General Hospital as we “Fund the Fleet” with a Laser Tag Night for all Team Members and their families on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 4 – 9 p.m. at 8855 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie.

Tickets are $20 each with all money raised going towards the purchase for two new ambulances for the EJGH EMS fleet.

For more information, contact Victoria Johnson at 504-503-4344.


Fund the Fleet Night at Andy's Bistro

Andy's Bistro, located at 3322 N. Turnbull Dr., in Metairie, is hosting a special Fund the Fleet Nights on January 15 and 29, to help raise money and awareness for this year's hospital charity of choice.

10% of all money raised throughout the night will go directly towards the “Fund the Fleet” campaign, which aims to raise money for two state-of-the-art ambulances for EJGH EMS over the next two years. The Foundation is leading the charge through the Uniteam giving campaign, which gives Team Members an opportunity to directly impact the care the hospital delivers.

All Team Members, their families and the community are invited to attend!

For more information on “Fund the Fleet,” contact The Foundation at 504-503-5800.


Join us on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 for the Nola 4x4ing for a Cure Fundraiser to benefit the Breast Care Center at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Bring the entire family for a fun-filled afternoon complete with great food, raffles, silent auctions and more! The day will also feature special educational speakers including MD Anderson affiliated physicians.

It all takes place on outside of the River City Ballroom at Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130. Cost to attend is just $10 per person, tickets can be purchased at http://www.nola4x4foracure@eventbrite.com.

For further information, please contact Christi Nissen at 504-251-7873, via email at christigrana@gmail.com or call George Grimes at 504-416-0412.

In the event of inclement weather, we thank you for your charitable donation.

Join East Jefferson General Hospital for the annual Hope Floats benefit on Saturday, April 22, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Krewe of Thoth Den.

Live music will be provided by the New Orleans Arrhythmia and will also feature drinks, food, a silent auction and a $1,000 raffle sponsored by Delta World Tire.

A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John J. Lee passed away in 1986 at the young age of 58 from colon cancer. Before his passing, John J. Lee initiated the John Lee Memorial and has since helped EJGH become one of the premier cancer treatment facilities in the region.


The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of individuals who made philanthropic contributions to the Annual Giving Campaign at the Leadership level or above.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Darryl d’Aquin
  • Dr. and Mrs. Luis Arencibia
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blanchard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Barry Breaux
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles Cucchiara
  • Dr. and Mrs. Raymond DeCorte
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Diefenthal
  • Dr. and Mrs. Fortune Dugan
  • EJGH Medical Staff
  • Mrs. Valerie Englade
  • Mr. Rene Edwards
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ericksen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Evans
  • Mr. Rene Edwards
  • Dr. Ricardo Febry
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Lindsey
  • Mrs. Diane Hollis
  • Mr. James Hritz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Junius
  • Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kennedy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry King
  • Mrs. Nancy H. Miller
  • Mr. and Mrs. John H. Gin
  • Ms. Cheryl Lopez
  • Sheriff Newell Normand
  • Mr. Thomas O'Brien
  • Mr. Buddy Patrick
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Peters
  • Dr. David Pollet
  • Mr. Bob Reilly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Mathis
  • Mr. John Sartori
  • Dr. Rhett Sassard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schott
  • Dr. Jeffrey Schwab
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Senner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sloan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Spansel
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Troendle
  • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Uddo, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Vega
  • Mrs. Nina Victory
  • Mrs. Gail Pianko Wall
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark Wegmann

Are you passionate about our community and healthcare? Do you have expertise that would strengthen our fundraising efforts? We are always grateful for community partners who wish to lend a hand in our fundraising events and campaigns. The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital relies on volunteers from the community to serve in a variety of roles. From event preparation to advisory committee positions and campaign logistics, there are numerous ways to get involved. If you are interested in joining our team of fundraising volunteers, please contact Ryan Goyette by phone at (504) 503-5025 or by email at jrgoyette@ejgh.org.