GiveNOLA Day Raises $7.8 million in its 10th Year

May 3, 2023

More than 54,548 Gifts Made on GiveNOLA Day 2023 to a Record-Breaking 951 Nonprofits during the Foundation’s 100th Year

NEW ORLEANS (May 3, 2023) – On Tuesday, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) announced that while the final numbers won’t be confirmed for several weeks, initial returns indicate that the Foundation’s 10th annual GiveNOLA Day, hosted by Baptist Community Ministries and powered by Entergy, generated an incredible nearly $7.8 million in donations for a record-breaking 951 nonprofits exceeding the 2022 total of 947 nonprofits. The total number of online contributions exceeded 54,548 at the close of the 24-hour period.

The full list of results (sortable by organization name, total gifts or total dollars) is listed at

“Each year on GiveNOLA Day, I am left in awe of the generosity of the people of our region. And the 10th year of GiveNOLA Day was no different,” said Andy Kopplin, President & CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “As we mark 100 years of the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s philanthropic leadership this year, we are especially thrilled to celebrate another record-breaking GiveNOLA Day. With 951 nonprofits participating – more than ever – and nearly $7.8 million money raised, this year’s GiveNOLA Day served as yet another reminder that our region is filled good people who work tirelessly and give selflessly to overcome the challenges our region faces. I am thankful to all who took the time to give and grateful for their generosity. And none of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors, especially our hosting sponsor Baptist Community Ministries and Entergy, who powers GiveNOLA Day. I look forward to 2024 being another groundbreaking year.”

“Community is built on the generosity of others, and once again, our community has shown its strength.” said Inman J. Houston, President & CEO, Baptist Community Ministries (BCM). “Thank you to all of the nonprofits whose critical work helps those in need and continues to make our community a great place to live. You are the true heroes, and we are humbled to be your partner.”

GiveNOLA Day provides support for 900+ regional nonprofits in the thirteen-parish region (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes). These participating nonprofits work on a broad range of issues, including arts & culture, animal welfare, community improvement, education, environment, health, housing, human services, public safety & crime prevention, and youth development.

Since its inception and not including this year, GiveNOLA Day has raised more than $56.8 million for regional nonprofits. Overall, the majority of gifts are $100 or less, which shows that even small gifts add up to a huge impact.

Every dollar donated on GiveNOLA Day 2023 was stretched with additional “Lagniappe Fund” dollars and total prizes provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, its generous GiveNOLA Day sponsors, and donors.

“During the 100-year anniversary of the Greater New Orleans Foundation we are so excited to celebrate 10 years of GiveNOLA Day,” said Bobby Bories, Board Chair, Greater New Orleans Foundation. “For the past 10 years, the people of this region have raised nearly $56.8 million for the local nonprofits serving our community. From our generous sponsors to our donors, I want to thank all who contributed to making GiveNOLA Day 2023 a success.”

“What another incredible GiveNOLA Day,” said Deanna Rodriguez, President and CEO, Entergy New Orleans. “Entergy has been a proud sponsor of GiveNOLA Day since its inception 10 years ago, and every year we are amazed at the generosity of the people of this region. Thank you to the Greater New Orleans Foundation for hosting this initiative, the nonprofits for the incredible work they do, and most of all the donors for their constant support. We couldn’t do this without you.”

“Verizon is proud to support the 10th annual GiveNOLA Day, a day when everyone can be a philanthropist. It’s wonderful to see the community come together to give over 54,548 individual donations to over 951 nonprofit organizations across the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region,” said Tandra LeMay, Director, State and Local Government Affairs, Verizon. “The generosity of our region continues to amaze me and we’re honored to yet again support this landmark initiative.”

Part of the excitement of GiveNOLA Day was the opportunity for nonprofits to compete for cash awards. While the results are not yet final and rankings may change as reconciliation is completed, preliminary results indicate this year’s winners will be:

Most Number of Unique Donors
(listed in first through fifth order for each category) 

  • Small: Friends of Franklin Foundation, Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary, Trap Dat Cat, Glassroots, Sigma Lambda Scholarship Foundation
  • Medium: SpayMart, Animal Rescue New Orleans, Inc., Be Loud Studios, Zeus’ Rescues, Friends of Lafitte Greenway
  • Large: Team Gleason Foundation, Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Louise S. McGehee School, Second Harvest Food Bank, WWNO

Largest Amount of Money Raised
(listed in first through fifth order for each category) 

  • Small: Friends of Franklin Foundation, Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary, Mid-City Ministries, New Orleans Rowing Club, The Front
  • Medium: First Tee – Greater New Orleans, Spay Mart, Jefferson Community Foundation, Trinity Community Center, Friends of Lafitte Greenway
  • Large: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Louise S. McGehee School, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Team Gleason Foundation, Son of a Saint

Each hour, one “large” nonprofit, one “medium”, and one “small” nonprofit won a $500 Rock Around the Clock randomized drawing. The 72 winning nonprofits can be identified here. 

*Note: Based on the operational budget entered when creating a profile, all nonprofits are divided into “small” (<$100,000), “medium” ($100,001 to $750,000), and “large” (>$750,001) categories. Results will not be finalized until reconciliation is complete.

GiveNOLA Day’s Lagniappe Fund was hosted by Baptist Community Ministries and powered by Entergy. Additional sponsors of GiveNOLA Day were:

  • Ochsner Health System
  • Verizon
  • Lemle Learning Fund
  • Lynne Burkart
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Boh Bros Construction Co., LLC
  • Gustaf W. McIlhenny/ McIlhenny Co.
  • Hancock Whitney
  • JECohen
  • Villere & Co.
  • Dale Mason Cochran Family Fund
  • Cathy and Walter Isaacson
  • First Horizon
  • Liberty Bank
  • Bellwether Technology
  • Jones Walker
  • Louellen & Darryl Berger and the Berger/Tiller Families
  • New Orleans & Company
  • Sean and Karen Aron
  • The Boettcher Fund
  • Elizabeth Boh
  • The Palit Family
  • Catherine and David Edwards
  • Moffatt & Nichol
  • Waggoner & Ball
  • LaFleur & Laborde
  • Grayson Data Services
  • Richard CPAS
  • Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC.
  • Bridget and Bobby Bories
  • Katie and Jimmy Gibert
  • Lauren and Bryan Fitzpatrick Family Foundation
  • Marguerite L. Adams & Thomas K. Foutz Fund
  • Trepwise
  • Mosquito Authority
  • LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
  • Lee Michaels
  • Anonymous Donors


About the Greater New Orleans Foundation:  
With roots extending 100 years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation connects generous people to the causes that spark their passion. As one of the most trusted philanthropic organizations in the region, we work every day to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership and action in our thirteen-parish region. In addition to grantmaking, we convene people, resources, and ideas to create intelligent strategies and solutions to meet our region’s greatest challenges. We are proud to serve as a vocal civic leader with our partners to ensure a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all. Learn more at 

About Baptist Community Ministries (BCM): 
BCM is a 27-year-old private foundation providing philanthropic services and promoting the health and well-being of our community members in the Greater New Orleans area. BCM partners with local nonprofits and other organizations in an effort to build a healthier community and has awarded over $230 million in grants since its inception. In addition, BCM provides direct services through two operating divisions – Chaplaincy Services and Congregational Wellness. By doing so, BCM is able to extend its reach deeper into the community to help those in need. Learn more at and find us on social at @bcmnola.

About Entergy New Orleans, LLC: 
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 108,000 customers. Both companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation. Entergy strives to improve the quality of life in communities where Entergy operates through strategic investments in education/workforce development, low-income/poverty solutions, and environmental programs.