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Announcements, press releases, and news items from the Greater New Orleans region.

Greater New Orleans Foundation Names Tyronne Walker Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs


(New Orleans, LA – April 12, 2018) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) announced that Tyronne Walker will join the organization as Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs.  Walker currently serves as Senior Advisor and Communications Director for Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans. “We’re thrilled to have Tyronne…

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8 Local Nonprofits are Freeman Challenge Finalists


(New Orleans, LA – April 2, 2018) The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced today that eight nonprofit organizations were named 2018 Freeman Challenges finalists. The finalists for the Endowment Campaign are the Bayou District Foundation and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans; and for the Board Restricted Reserve Campaign are: Antenna/Press Street, Louisiana…

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In the News: Saints & Sinners: LGBT writing fest is a mainstay of the New Orleans literary scene


“This year, we are able to support that long-term goal with support from the LGBT Fund administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation.” – The New Orleans Advocate

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Celebrate Giving at Second Annual GiveNOLA Fest on Tuesday, May 1, 2018


New Orleans, LA (March 19, 2018) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation announced that Irma Thomas and The Soul Rebels will headline the second annual GiveNOLA Fest, a free outdoor concert which will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5PM – 8:00PM at the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Center of Philanthropy (919…

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In the News: Business pitch competitions of $15,000 and $100,000 are part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week


“Ten semi-finalists competing in the $15,000 annual Water Challenge will kick off NOEW at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Propeller business incubator at 4035 Washington Ave. in New Orleans. The two-hour competition, being presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, focuses on ideas to manage urban flooding, mitigate coastal erosion and strengthen the growing…

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GNOF announces initial funding for The Water Institute of the Gulf to develop Resilience Lab


NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 13, 2018) – For generations, Louisiana has faced strong storms and an everchanging coastline which have periodically disrupted entire communities. Repeatedly, people have returned, rebuilt their lives, and protected their culture. This historic resilience – the ability to survive and thrive in the face of physical, social, and economic challenges –…

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Frosting on the Cake: Sweet Donor Strategies in the New Tax Law


By Tim Hilterman You love giving.  You don’t love paying taxes.  The new tax structures may hold some good news for you. Some people think that the large increase in the new Standard Deduction could possibly remove the advantage of deducting charitable contributions.  Here’s why: if your total deductions don’t exceed the new larger standard…

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In the News: The more children learn about coastal loss, the better


“This was evident at the recent Rising Above Symposium developed by Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Center for Planning Excellence. When residents from three coastal communities were asked what they most wanted to see happen soon, mandatory K-12 education on the coast was near the top of their lists.” – NOLA.com

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces 22 Graduates from its Executive Director Intensive Program


(New Orleans, LA – January 29, 2018) Twenty-two executive directors in the nonprofit sector recently completed an intensive program designed to give them the skills they need to succeed. The program, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative, combined expert instruction and peer learning to tackle some of the toughest issues nonprofit…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Hopes to Raise $5 Million for 5TH Annual GiveNOLA Day on May 1, 2018


Registration for nonprofits to sign up is now open on GiveNOLA.org, Deadline is February 28, 2018 New Orleans, LA (February 1, 2018) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation officially announced that the fifth annual GiveNOLA Day will take place on May 1, 2018 from 12AM – 11:59 PM. The announcement took place at the…

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