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

Greater New Orleans Foundation Launches Strategic Planning Process for Spirit of Charity Innovation District


Process to develop comprehensive strategy for area surrounding former Charity Hospital NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) announced the start of its Strategic Planning Process for the Spirit of Charity Innovation District. The Foundation will work with local experts and stakeholders to outline a comprehensive strategy that will lead to robust…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Strengthens Financial Capacity of Local Nonprofits


(New Orleans, LA – July 3, 2018) The Greater New Orleans Foundation delivered a three-part training that armed twelve local nonprofit organizations with improved financial management and organizational performance skills. Financial Leadership: Transactional, Managerial, and Strategic-A Practicum for Success was presented thanks to funding and support from the Kresge Foundation. It began in March and…

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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. The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) serves as a longstanding thought-partner of Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). The…

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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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