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Propeller Announces the 2015 Water Challenge Finalists In partnership with the Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation

Posted February 6 No Comments


5 local ventures selected to compete for $10,000 at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week NEW ORLEANS, LA (Feb. 4, 2015) – Today, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, in partnership with the Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), announces that local water entrepreneurs Don and Jon Adams (Advanced Berm Technologies), Mark Bernstein (Magnolia…

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In the News: Finalists selected for 2015 Water Challenge pitch contest

Posted February 6 No Comments


Five finalists have been selected for the 2015 Water Challenge, a live business pitch competition for companies with ideas for wetland and marshland restoration, storm protection and harvesting rain. The finalists are Advanced Berm Technologies, Magnolia Land Partners, Greenman Dan Inc., Wetland Resources LLC and Riverbottom Tech. They will pitch their ideas for up to $10,000, provided…

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In the News: GiveNOLA Day, online giving day to benefit New Orleans nonprofits, is May 5

Posted February 5 2 Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation officially announced Jan. 29 the second annual GiveNOLA Day, a community-wide, 24-hour online giving day, to be held  May 5 from midnight to midnight. – NOLA.com

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In the News: Quiet Leaders and Philanthropy: A Good Fit

Posted February 5 No Comments


Dr. Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, wasn’t silent or shy, but he had a much calmer demeanor than I expected. – Philanthropy Potluck

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In the News: GiveNOLA Day Rallies New Orleans Community

Posted February 5 No Comments


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at a press conference hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to officially proclaim May 5, 2015 GiveNOLA day. Then New Orleans own “Queen of Soul” Irma Thomas burst into song, and danced with the mayor, sponsors, donors and children alike. – Huffington Post

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In the News: Shelter Socializing and Spirit

Posted February 2 No Comments


The New Orleans Women’s Shelter in the heart of Central City was rocking on a recent Tuesday when the women of Impact 100 presented a $100,000 check to co-founders Dan and Jackie Silverman. More than half of the Impact 100 members were in attendance to celebrate along with residents of the shelter and their children….

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Releases “Geography of Opportunity” Report

Posted January 30 No Comments


Data Reveals Communities of High and Low Opportunities Across the Region New Orleans, LA (January 30, 2015) – In partnership with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Greater New Orleans Foundation released today “The Geography of Opportunity” report that uses maps to illustrate the disparities between neighborhoods and communities in the…

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

Posted January 30 No Comments


Goal set at $3 million for area nonprofits  New Orleans, LA (January 29, 2015) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation officially announced the second annual GiveNOLA Day, a community-wide, 24-hour online giving day, that will take place on May 5th from midnight to midnight. In its inaugural year, GiveNOLA Day shattered all goals and…

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In the News: Give To Your NOLA

Posted January 30 No Comments


May Fifth has officially been declared GiveNola Day. Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke in the K&B Building Lobby to hype the holiday which focuses on communities giving back. New Orleans’ own soul-singing queen, Irma Thomas, shared a dance with the Mayor Mitch as she sang a jingle made just for the philanthropic day at the press conference hosted…

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In the News: New Orleans Women’s Shelter receives $100,000 grant

Posted January 30 No Comments


The New Orleans Women’s Shelter in Central City has received a $100,000 grant from Impact 100, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. The shelter is one of the few that accept homeless women with children and pregnant women. – The New Orleans Advocate

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