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

COMING SOON – Request For Proposals: Partnership Analysis for Orleans Parish School Board


The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) will issue a Request for Proposals in search of assessing how the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) can best engage with community partner organizations to meet the needs of all students. Specific details concerning the RFP will be released June 2018. All interested Expert Consultants shall have an equal…

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Urban Water Series: May 2018


Living on Thick Water Designing, Planning, & Constructing with Groundwater & Subsidence Management in Mind Thursday, May 24, 919 St. Charles Avenue Technical Master Class: 9am-3pm $50 includes breakfast, lunch, and parking ($40 for AIA, ASCE, ASLA and CMAA members, $30 for DBEs) Free Public Lecture: 5:30pm-7:00pm Registration is open for the next Urban Water Series Technical Master…

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GiveNOLA Day Raises $5.6 Million in Fifth Year, Surpassing Goals


More than 48,000 Gifts Made on GiveNOLA Day to 766 Participating Nonprofits New Orleans, LA (May 2, 2018) – While the final numbers won’t be confirmed for several weeks, initial returns indicate that the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s GiveNOLA Day generated an astounding $5,586,185 in donations for 766 nonprofits, exceeding its 2017 total of $4.9…

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Promoting Equity and Diversity through the Water Challenge


As we celebrate Earth Day this week, we remember that Earth Day is not just about protecting the natural environment around us but ensuring that humans thrive within this natural environment as well, especially those individuals who have been most negatively impacted by the environmental challenges that Southeast Louisiana faces. Since the Greater New Orleans…

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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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