In New Orleans Leah Chase is as well known as any jazz musician or long time politician. It is true, too, that once you leave the watery city and go in any direction you’re bound to find someone who is an enthusiast of Creole food, New Orleans and a big fan of Leah Chase. She has overseen the evolution of her famous dining spot from a sandwich shop that prospered during segregation to a fine dining restaurant filled with her impressive African American art collection. During the Civil Rights movement the leadership found great friends and supporters in Leah & Dooky Chase. Strategies were devised in the upstairs dining room she devoted to their planning sessions. When describing her memories of those pivotal times she says, “I like to think we changed the world through a bowl of gumbo.” Honored by chefs, philanthropists, humanitarians, and civil rights activists Leah Chase has received awards and commendations for her efforts that have furthered the causes of art, culture and Creole cuisine.

This documentary will chronicle her remarkable life. Through the historical landscape of segregation, and the intensifying interests worldwide in New Orleans cuisine and Creole culture, specifically creoles de couleur, Leah Chase has played an important role.

We are at our Final Funding Phase! With your help we'll be On Air in 2015!

We will film in DC when Leah goes to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery to view her portrait on exhibition, and are scheduling soon what we know will be a great interview with Chef John Folse! Then we head to Final Edit and go on air!

Please help us raise the final money needed to EDIT this wonderful documentary!

BY CONTRIBUTING YOU RECEIVE CREDIT IN THE FILM!

Credit recognition for Key donors to the Leah Chase documentary film –

Donor Level: Delicious Shrimp Po Boy! For your donation of  $175 you'll receive TWO RESERVED Seats with your ticket to the New Orleans film premiere and a behind the scenes framed color still of Leah Chase taken on the film set featuring her great smile!

Donor Level: Oyster Po Boy! For your donation of  $250 you'll receive TWO RESERVED Seats with your ticket to the New Orleans film premiere and a behind the scenes framed color still of YOU and Leah Chase taken on the film set featuring YOU and her great smile!

Donor Level: Trout Meunière! Yum!  For your donation of  $500 you'll receive FOUR RESERVED tickets to our pre-premiere VIP party and FOUR tickets to the Opening Night film premier plus a behind the scenes framed color still of Leah Chase taken on the film set featuring her great smile!

BE FEATURED IN OUR ROLLING CREDITS!

Donor Level: Seafood Stuffed Black Drum! For your donation of  $1500 you'll receive FOUR tickets to our pre-premiere VIP party and FOUR RESERVED seats to the Opening Night film screening plus a behind the scenes framed color still of Leah Chase taken on the film set featuring her great smile! We'll give you an autographed DVD of the film, too!

Donor Level: Creole Oyster Dressing! The "Special Thanks" credit roll is reserved for donors of $2500. Your name will be featured in the film's Special Thanks CREDIT ROLL acknowledging your gift for the many, many years this film will air on PBS!

Donor Level: Leah's Famous Gumbo! For your donation of $5000 your name will appear in our exclusive category of generous backers with the heading, "Special Friends of Leah Chase" in the film's CREDIT ROLL. Your name will be listed in our film's VIP party invitation and in our film's, "Leah Chase: Faith, Family & Food" program. We'll also recognize your generosity on our film's website and Facebook page. You'll receive FOUR tickets to our pre-premiere VIP party and FOUR tickets to the Opening Night film screening. You'll receive FOUR tickets to our pre-premiere VIP party and FOUR RESERVED SEATS to the Opening Night premiere. We'll feature you as our special backer on our film's website and on our film's Facebook page. Plus we'll give you a behind the scenes framed color still of Leah Chase taken on the film set featuring her great smile! And ship you an autographed DVD of the film, too!

Premium Sponsors - $10,000 Corporate, or Foundation Donation!  - Your name will appear two times in our film's elite Sponsorship Opening and Closing Credits. We have five remaining VIP donor credits remaining.

PBS gives producers these Opening and Closing Special Credit segments to thank their most generous donors. During the screen time allotted by the network your name, your company, or your foundation's name will appear ON Screen and be read ON Air along with a brief description of your company or foundation's mission statement. Additionally, your name will be listed in our film's VIP party invitation and in our film's, "Leah Chase: Faith, Family & Food" program. You'll receive SIX tickets to our pre-premiere VIP party and SIX RESERVED seats to the Opening Night film screening. We'll announce your wonderful generosity at the VIP party, and again in our brief remarks before the film's premiere. Also, we'll feature your name, company, or foundation's logo on our film's website and on our Facebook page.

**Please contact the producer, Bess Carrick, for more integrated marketing and sponsorship opportunities available to you at this Premium Sponsor level. She may be reached at Bess@BlackbirdMediatv.com and 504-202-1504.

Producer Credit –

$7500 - $5000 Outright gifts or bundling of donations –

In the rolling credits of the film we have four remaining producer credits available for $7500 donation, and six Associate Producer credits remaining for giving or bundling $5000.


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Tax deductible donations can be made with the secure PayPal donate button, or by sending a check to SoFAB at 1609 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113. Please make certain you note that your donation is for theLeah Chase film. The SoFAB Institute is a 501 (c )3 non-profit, EIN# 33-1081281. The official name is the SoFAB Institute. This will appear on your credit card.