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

Extraordinary Generosity of John Marque Lives On


During his lifetime, John Marque was known as a bar-fly and a curmudgeon, but to those lucky enough to be close to him, he was known as the kind of generous friend who slipped money to the staff at the Azalea Grill on Jefferson Highway where he ate breakfast each morning or someone who gave…

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You’re Invited to the GNOF Biennial Meeting


The Board of Trustees of the Greater New Orleans Foundation
 invites you to the Foundation’s biennial meeting and the presentation of the SPARK PLUG AWARD to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:00-6:30 Greater New Orleans Foundation Center for Philanthropy 919 St. Charles Avenue RSVP: Theresa@gnof.org   Beginning in 1942 and increasingly after Hurricane Katrina,…

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Urban Water Series Technical Master Class


Registration for the Built Right: Constructing Green Infrastructure For Maximum Performance Workshop (Tuesday, November 7th, 8:30am-2:30pm) is currently full. Please email Emily Wcislo if you would like to be added to the waitlist. This workshop is targeted to the construction community.

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Mayor Landrieu, GNOF Announces $100,000 Gift and Promotional Campaign for NOLA Pay It Forward Fund


September 15, 2017 | NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) announced an additional $100,000 was raised for the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund . The Greater New Orleans Foundation board raised $50,000, which was matched by $50,000 from the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation. “The…

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Mayoral candidates attend forum on flood risk and environmental change


“The mayoral forum specifically focused on the topic: Flood Risk and Adapting to Environmental Change. The Urban Conservancy partnered with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to host the forum.” – WWL-TV

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Finalists Named in the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge


Three Nonprofit Organizations compete for prize money for most innovative idea (September 1, 2017 | New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce that Luke’s House Clinic, Rising Foundations, and the YMCA of Greater New Orleans will present their innovative ideas in a pitch to a panel of judges on Thursday,…

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Mayor Landrieu and GNOF Reactivate NOLA Pay It Forward Fund, Call on Citizens to Help Those Affected by Devastation of Hurricane Harvey


August 28, 2017 | NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Greater New Orleans Foundation reactivated the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund for citizens to contribute to rescue and recovery efforts from the historic floods from Hurricane Harvey. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” Mayor Landrieu said….

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NOLA Pay It Forward Fund: Hurricane Harvey


Activated by the Mayor of New Orleans in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund: Hurricane Harvey will provide resources for the early relief and rebuilding efforts of those communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  

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Foundation Center Directory Online – September 13, 2017


This workshop is currently full, please email Rachel Swan (rachel@gnof.org) to be placed on the notification list should space become available or for a future session. Prospect research is a critical step in fund development planning and grant writing. So where do nonprofits go to find new funding prospects? The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational…

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