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How and Why We Need to Diversify the Philanthropic Calendar

In the world of philanthropy, year-end giving is an important time, as many nonprofits receive the majority of donations when donors are feeling charitable...

Sugarplum Ball Raises $2.35M for Children’s Hospital New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — On March 23, friends and supporters of Children’s Hospital New Orleans celebrated the 42nd annual Sugarplum Ball at Mardi Gras World....

Operation Restoration Receives $2M from MacKenzie Scott

NEW ORLEANS —Operation Restoration is one of 361 small nonprofits that billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced as recipients of $640 million in gifts. The...

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Adds 3 Team Members

NEW ORLEANS — The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has recently added three new team members. Katherine Odell serves as the development coordinator, Emily Hardwick is...

Animal Rescue Group to Break Ground on New Shelter in Elmwood

NEW ORLEANS — Animal Rescue New Orleans will host a groundbreaking celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at 160 Brookhollow Esplanade in Elmwood.  Founded...

Association of Fundraising Professionals Announces 2024 Board

NEW ORLEANS  – The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater New Orleans Chapter has announced its 2024 board of directors and officers.  Christine T. Briede will...

New Orleans Jazz Museum Awarded $5M Herb Alpert Foundation Grant

NEW ORLEANS – Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the New Orleans Jazz Museum have announced a $5 million capital matching grant through the Herb...

Crescent City Classic Charity Initiative Announces Fundraising Goal

NEW ORLEANS  – On Jan. 24, fundraisers announced a goal of raising $1 million for local nonprofits at this year’s Crescent City Classic 10K...

UNO Alumna Ellen Lee Establishes New Opportunity Scholarship

NEW ORLEANS — From the University of New Orleans: Fresh out of high school and living away from home for the first time, University of...

Children’s Hospital New Orleans Launches New Giving Program

NEW ORLEANS — From Children’s Hospital New Orleans: Coinciding with the beginning of Carnival Season, Children’s Hospital New Orleans Giving Krewes debuted on Jan. 9,...

Galatoire Foundation Raises Over $250,000 at Mardi Gras Table Auction

NEW ORLEANS – The Galatoire Foundation said it raised more than a quarter of a million dollars at its annual Mardi Gras Table Auction...

Hancock Whitney Awards $225K in Grants to 25 Nonprofits

GULFPORT, Miss. (press release) — Hancock Whitney Bank has awarded $225,000 in competitive grants to organizations across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The...

IMTT to Donate $500,000 to 2 New Orleans Nonprofits

NEW ORLEANS – Two nonprofit organizations serving the Greater New Orleans area have been chosen to receive $250,000 from New Orleans-based IMTT as the...

LADA Donates $10,000 for Employees Impacted by Natural Disasters

BATON ROUGE – In December, the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association donated $10,000 to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Emergency Relief Fund to provide financial...

Nonprofits Receive 10% of Donations in Last 3 Days of Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is over, but giving season for nonprofits is just starting to peak. The end of the calendar year is when...

Hospitality Partners Deliver Food and Supplies to LASPCA

NEW ORLEANS – In a collaboration between ACCENT New Orleans DMC and local hospitality partners, the Besties Collection Drive donated 22 boxes of food...

NOLA Pickle Fest to Return Aug. 8-11, 2024

NEW ORLEANS – On Dec. 20, Brittany and Drew Brees announced that the NOLA Pickle Fest presented by b1BANK will return Aug. 8-11, 2024...

Benson Donation to Fund New 9th Ward School

NEW ORLEANS — On Dec. 20, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, announced a “transformational” gift to the Good Shepherd School, a...

Roger Ogden Bequeaths $20M to Sustain Ogden Museum

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Foundation and Ogden Museum of Southern Art have announced an estimated $20 million bequest from real estate developer,...

LWCC Raises More Than $50K For Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program

BATON ROUGE – Together with its agent and business partners, LWCC has donated $50,500 to the Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. The program...

Host Contributes More Than $330K to GNO Charitable Organizations

AVONDALE, La. — Maritime company Host, which moved its headquarters from Virginia to Avondale this year, said it has contributed more than $330,000 to...

Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program Raises More Than $20K

NEW ORLEANS – Officials from Fidelity Bank and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation revealed the final total of funds raised from the fourth-annual P.O.W.E.R. Plates...

Second Harvest Receives Grant to Improve Food Access in Waggaman

NEW ORLEANS – Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and the CF Industries Foundation have announced that the foundation is...

BCM Promotes Christy Ross to Chief Operating Officer

NEW ORLEANS – Baptist Community Ministries, a faith-based private foundation providing philanthropic services, has promoted Christy Ross to chief operating officer. Ross most recently...

GivingTuesday This Year Could Have a Bigger Impact Than Usual

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporting nonprofits on GivingTuesday this year could have a bigger impact than usual. Why? Because nonprofits and industry groups say...

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