Ann Heslin

Owner, Event Planner, Consultant and Festive Stemware Designer


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Miss Heslin, a native New Orleanian, graduated from Academy of the Sacred Heart in 1995. She obtaineda Bachelor of Arts in French and Political Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi in 1999. During her college career, she was an active member of the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity. She served as the Recruitment Chairman, Social Chairman, Public and Internal Relations Chairman and was elected Phi Mu Epsilon Chapter Collegiate of the Year from 1995 to 1999. In 2001, Miss Heslin graduated summa cum laude from the Master of Preservation Studies at the Tulane University School of Architecture in 2001. She is also a 2004 graduate of the CBNO/MAC Leadership Initiative program.

​In August 2001, Miss Heslin was hired as the Membership Coordinator for the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. During her tenure, she was responsible for coordinating special events, generating one million dollars in revenue from membership dues and major individual and corporate contributions. She was promoted to Associate Director of Development in 2006.

In August 2006, Miss Heslin was hired as the Director of Zoo-To-Do Events for Audubon Nature Institute, raising over one million dollars annually for Audubon Zoo capital projects until 2011. She also served as the Director of Development at Stuart Hall School for Boys from 2011 to 2013. Miss Heslin founded Fabulous Fêtes in July 2013 so that her firm can help advance the mission of its non-profit and private clients.

​Miss Heslin is an active member of the Junior League of New Orleans and Southern Yacht Club. Her leadership positions include the Academy of the Sacred Heart Alumnae Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Children’s Hospital, Friends of City Park, Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association, Notre Dame Seminary, Phi Mu Fraternity New Orleans Alumni Chapter, Save Our Cemeteries, Young Artists/Young Aspirations and Young Leadership Council.

Fabulous Fêtes is a full-service special event, fundraising consulting and strategic planning company works with individual, corporate and non-profit organizations on a project-by-project basis. We pride ourselves on efficiently managing deadlines and tasks. We now feature custom, hand painted stemware for all occasions and New Orleans themed gift baskets. ​Whether you need us to manage your six-figure capital campaign or serve as your one day on-site event manager, Fabulous Fêtes is your go-to resource for non-profit fundraising and special events!

Contact us today to get started planning your fabulous event!