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

In the News: Jrue Holiday receives March NBA Cares Community Assist Award


“Jrue Holiday pledged to donate $1,000 for every point and assist he tallied during the Pelicans’ game against the San Antonio Spurs on March 3, after tornadoes struck New Orleans in February.” – NOLA.com

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Job Announcement: Program Officer


The Program Officer will report to the Senior Program Officer under the supervision and guidance of the Vice President for Programs to support the Foundation’s grantmaking and non-grantmaking work.  While most non-grantmaking work will originate from the Foundation’s Program Department, the Program Officer may also work collaboratively on special projects and initiatives in other Foundation…

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In the News: Celebrate Giving At Inaugural GiveNOLA Fest To Raise Awareness, Funds For 700+ Nonprofits


“The Greater New Orleans Foundation announced Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Irma Thomas and Rebirth Brass Band will headline the first ever GiveNOLA Fest, a free outdoor concert that will take place on Tuesday, May 2, from 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Lee Circle, at the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s new Center of Philanthropy.” –…

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Celebrate Giving at Inaugural GiveNOLA Fest on Tuesday, May 2, 2017


New Festival on Lee Circle will raise awareness and funds for 700+ local nonprofits New Orleans, LA (March 29, 2017) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation proudly announced that Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Irma Thomas and Rebirth Brass Band will headline the first ever GiveNOLA Fest, a free outdoor concert which will take place…

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GiveNOLA Fest


Celebrating GiveNOLA Day! Tuesday, May 2, 4:30 – 8:00pm Center for Philanthropy: 919 St. Charles Avenue featuring Rebirth Brass Band Big Sam’s Funky Nation Irma Thomas GiveNOLA Fest Details: Entry to GiveNOLA Fest is free! A portion of proceeds from food and drink will benefit the Lagniappe Fund, which is distributed proportionally to all 717…

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In the News: BlueFin Data Wins Propeller’s Water Challenge


“The Water Challenge is a collaborative initiative between the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, and The Idea Village focused on solving critical regional water issues through entrepreneurship in Louisiana.” – Silicon Bayou News

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In the News: GNOF announces 2017 grantees


“The Greater New Orleans Foundation and ExxonMobil awarded $58,200 in grants to twelve local non-profits. The recipients were recognized during a grantee celebration held at the Torres Park Plaza building in Chalmette last week.” – St. Bernard Voice

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In the News: Jrue Holiday pledges help for tornado victims


“New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday pledged $1,000 per point and assist when the Pelicans host San Antonio on Friday to assist those in immediate need as a result of several devastating tornadoes that impacted New Orleans on Feb. 7. Holiday is working in conjunction with The Greater New Orleans Foundation to immediately aide…

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In the News: Jrue Holiday pledges to donate money to New Orleans tornado relief efforts


“Point guard Jrue Holiday has pledged to donate $1,000 per point and assists to the New Orleans tornado relief efforts on Friday when the Pelicans play the Spurs on Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.” – NOLA.com

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GNOF Awards $150,000 in Second Round of Grants to New Orleans East Families Recovering from the Tornado


(February 23, 2017 | New Orleans, LA)The Greater New Orleans Foundation has awarded an additional $150,000 from its  Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund to nine organizations on the frontlines of helping families with recovery efforts. The organizations awarded grants in this round are schools serving students who live in the impacted areas and nonprofit…

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