Staff images

Community Service


CASA For the Holidays


Tulane University Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is proud to host its annual Holiday Toy Drive for local CASA programs. Since 2008, the toy drive has provided holiday gifts for abused and neglected children in foster care. Last year's toy drive provided more than 400 toys, gifts, and books and $4000 in cash and gift cards to CASA programs in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 933 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. To learn more about CASA, visit
This year, the toy drive will collect gifts and donations from November 7th to December 5th. SAC has multiple drop-off locations for toys and cash donations, as well a link for donations made via credit card. Drop-off locations, the donation link, and wish list items are listed below.
Tulane SAC works with three individual locations in the New Orleans area: Orleans, Jefferson & St. Tammany Parish. Currently, CASA New Orleans serves 130 children, Jefferson serves 200 children, and St. Tammany serves 150 children in foster care, ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old.  

Every day in the United States, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect. For many of these children, the holiday season often holds nothing but disappointment. With your help, we can bring smiles to their faces, and make their holidays a little happier.
For additional information or questions, please contact Sarah Withers at or 504-247-1681.


Wish list


Developmental toys (6 months-18 months), athletic equipment, boys/girls watches, boys wallets, Legos, MP3 players, teen purses/jewelry, comforter sets, art equipment, gift cards, books.

There is a high need for gifts that suit pre-teens and teenagers. Gift cards are often ideal: movie theatre gift cards, Bath & Body Works, I-tunes, Game Stop, Footlocker, etc.

Online donations:


Please click the link below to give online!


Drop off locations:

Downtown Campus

1430 Tulane Ave., Suite 1730
Jennifer Gibson (Medical Education, by 1
st floor cafeteria)

1430 Tulane Ave., Room 8513
Mel'isa Morel (Surgery, 8
th floor)

Tidewater Building, 14th Floor
Cathy Woodard (Business Office)

1555 Poydras, 10
th Floor
Olivia Mitchell

Primate Center

IT Office, Building 1



Uptown Campus

Boggs Center, Room 201
(SSE Dean's Office)
Toni Hibbs

Cudd Hall Room 201B or
front desk, Katherine Johnston

Diboll Complex, Academic Success Center (1st floor)
Krista Casale

Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite G11 (SOC-Student Affairs) Brad Romig

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Learning Commons, Christie Otis

Advising Center, 102 Richardson
Sarah Withers

Uptown Square

Workforce Management
200 Broadway, Suite 120
Tara Robinson




The Staff Advisory Council encourages all staff to participate in helping community causes.

Each fall, the council organizes CASA for the Holidays, an annual toy drive, to help more than 400 children in foster homes, group homes and hospitals in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes.

The council also works with the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund each August to raise money and collect school supplies for New Orleans area students.

See more events below:

Opportunities to Help

Fourth Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run

benefiting the Prostate Cancer Research Program at Tulane Cancer Center

  • Cause/Public Service
  • Sep 30
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Fourth Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run is a two-mile benefit race and celebration of survivorship benefiting Tulane Cancer Center's Prostate Cancer Research Program.


Green Ideas

Submit your ideas for reducing the university's energy use, waste and greenhouse gas emissions to our Climate Commitment Advisory Committee at

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000