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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Adds Three Members to its Board of Trustees

Posted July 16 No Comments


New Orleans, LA (July 14, 2014) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce three additions to its board of trustees: Gayle B. Benson, Rita O. Gue and Lynes “Poco” Sloss. Gayle B. Benson is a community activist and currently serves on the boards of the Ochsner Health Foundation and Tulane University. Rita O….

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In the News: Propeller incubator extends deadline, expands its socially minded entrepreneur accelerator

Posted July 8 No Comments


Along with mentoring, fellows in the incubator receive donated professional services and office space. The water fellows also will receive $5,000 in seed funding, provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The foundation runs the annual Water Challenge pitch competition that takes place as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, which is produced by The Idea…

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In the News: Graduates of Parent Leadership Training Institute in New Orleans recognized

Posted July 8 No Comments


At the ceremony, New Orleans City Council District B Council member LaToya Cantrell commended the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Greater New Orleans Foundation for funding the organization, and recognized each of the 25 graduates for their commitment to enhancing the parenting community in New Orleans. – NOLA.com

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GNOF’s Work Highlighted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Posted June 27 No Comments


From the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Between the rapid growth of several industries in New Orleans and the city’s recent ranking by Forbes magazine as the No. 1 Brainpower City due to a surge of college graduates, the conditions appear ripe for connecting the city’s workforce to higher skilled, higher paying jobs. However, too few residents…

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GNOF Partner News: Bayou Community Foundation Awards $110,000 in Grants to Local Agencies

Posted June 18 No Comments


(HOUMA) The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) has awarded eleven grants totaling $110,000 to local non-profit organizations as part of its second annual grant-making program. The grants will fund innovative programs focusing of mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment, education, youth mentoring services, care for the elderly, and coastal preservation in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne…

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Mark Your Calendar: GiveNOLA Day will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Posted June 16 No Comments


New Orleans, LA (June 16, 2014) – GiveNOLA Day, the community’s first online giving campaign that generated over two million dollars for local causes and charities in just 24 hours, will be held again next year on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from midnight to midnight. This year’s inaugural GiveNOLA Day was held on May 6th…

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Angela Hill Talks About GiveNOLA Day

Posted May 16 No Comments


Angela talks about Give NOLA Day with Albert Ruesga of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and a panel of non-profit representatives: Jeff Schwartz of Broad Community Connections, Heather Spazary of TREE, Donna Beltzer of Volunteers of America, Dominique Ellis of Easter Seals, and Luella Williams of Up2Us. – WWL

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Thanks a million; No, 2 million for success of GiveNOLA: Letter

Posted May 15 No Comments


Why are the organizations that we supported on May 6 so important? We would miss them if they were gone. Imag­ine our community without its orchestra or its ballet. Imag­ine all our community health centers here one day and gone the next. What if there were no shelters for our homeless, no food pantries for…

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GiveNOLA Day raises more than $2.2 million for regional nonprofits

Posted May 15 No Comments


The inaugural GiveNOLA Day, a 24-hour online call for charitable donations May 6, raised more than $2.2 million for regional nonprofits, officials said Wednesday. ”This is an incredible testament to our community’s generosity,” Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation which organized the event, said in a statement. – The Times-Picayune

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GiveNOLA Day Awards and Prize Winners

Posted May 13 One Comment


The Greater New Orleans Foundation, host of New Orleans’ first online giving day, is pleased to announce the nonprofit organizations both large and small, that earned additional award and prize money on GiveNOLA Day. The three organizations that raised the most money and received the largest number of gifts were awarded an additional $10,000, $5,000,…

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