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

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Offers Donor Advised Fund Program


Create a Legacy by Maximizing Giving During the Holiday Season New Orleans, LA (December 14, 2017) – With tax reform underway in Washington, many people are actively securing their 2017 charitable deduction before December 31st. The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) offers the opportunity to open a donor advised fund to maximize charitable donations during…

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In the News: Making Contacts, Present and Past


“President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation Andy Kopplin garnered rapt attention as the keynote speaker [at the 33rd annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon].” – The New Orleans Advocate

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In the News: What’s next for New Orleans and the S&WB?


“As the director of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Kopplin proudly shows off the rain-absorbing permeable asphalt, cisterns and rain gardens around his organization’s headquarters on Howard Avenue at Lee Circle.” – WWL-TV

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30 Nonprofit Leaders Graduate from the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Program


(November 14, 2017 |New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce the 30 nonprofit leaders who successfully completed the Emerging Leaders Program, which combines leadership development with essential management skills-building. During the intensive program, the participants were taught important managerial skills such as how to supervise, inspire, and influence. They also…

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150+ Women Join Together to Award $100,000 Grant to Local Nonprofit


Live Oak Wilderness Camp wins 2017 Impact 100 grant (New Orleans, LA | November 8, 2017) – Impact 100, a women’s giving circle hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and sponsored by Fidelity Bank, announced today that its $100,000 transformative grant will be awarded this year to Live Oak Wilderness Camp, an innovative summer…

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Job Announcement: Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs


The Greater New Orleans Foundation seeks a Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs to develop and implement marketing and communications programs and systems to support the strategic direction of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Develop and implement Foundation’s public affairs, public policy and government relations strategies—especially regarding the Foundation’s civic leadership initiatives.  Oversee the…

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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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