Save Our Cemeteries Honored As 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit!


Save Our Cemeteries is pleased to announce that it has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top‐Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. The Top‐Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Save Our Cemeteries received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients.

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Save Our Cemeteries was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, we’ll been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide — an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays.

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About Save Our Cemeteries

Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in New Orleans, LA. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.

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Save Our Cemeteries Mentioned In Where New Orleans Magazine

Where New Orleans Magazine - October 2015 issue

Save Our Cemeteries has received several mentions in the current, October 2015, issue of Where New Orleans Magazine / Both online and in print.

“There are dozens of “cities of the dead” dotting the local landscape, but if you can visit only one, make it St. Louis No. 1 (home to legendary voodoo queen Marie Laveau) and make Save Our Cemeteries your tour company. The nonprofit group donates 90 percent of ticket sales to tomb restoration and preservation.”

Read more at the links below…

“Things to Do in New Orleans: A Walk on the Creepy Side”

“Frightfully Fun Halloween Happenings in New Orleans”

Full Online version of printed magazine (See page 17, October 2015 issue):

Save Our Cemeteries Mentioned In Halloween Issue Of Where Y’at Magazine

Save Our Cemeteries mentioned on page 20 'A Walk Through New Orleans Cemeteries' Where Y'at magazine

Save Our Cemeteries has received two mentions in the latest issue of Where Y’at magazine. You can read about us in the abbreviated article online :

Check out the full article from the Halloween issue of Where Y’at Magazine online:

…Or pick up a free copy at retail outlets, bars, restaurants and hotels around town. “A Walk Through New Orleans Cemeteries” starts on page 20.

Save Our Cemeteries Featured In Time Warner Cable Segment

We’re very excited to share this video segment with you all, produced for Time Warner Cable and featuring Save Our Cemeteries restoration efforts, filmed in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1!

“A look at the cemeteries of New Orleans, featuring the work of the non-profit group, Save Our Cemeteries. This segment was produced for Time Warner Cable.”

Referring to the cemeteries, Executive Director Amanda Walker states: “We like to refer to them as outdoor museums, because they really represent who built this city, and the architecture of different time periods…”

Watch it here:

Save Our Cemeteries Mentioned in Smithsonian Magazine

Volunteers are Struggling to Maintain New Orleans’ Iconic Tombs - Smithsonian article 9-28-15. Image by Robert Holmes/CORBISPhotograph by Robert Holmes/CORBIS


Save Our Cemeteries is proud to have been mentioned in a September 28th article in the Smithsonian Magazine online (

“This is the second cemetery where we’ve had an emergency operation like this,” Adam Stevenson, president of Save Our Cemeteries tells Welch while observing emergency repairs at Valence Cemetery following a break-in. “Between here and Lafayette No. 2…there were about 20-odd open vaults. Something just had to be done.”

Read the whole article here:
“Volunteers are Struggling to Maintain New Orleans’ Iconic Tombs” – Smithsonian Magazine