When the time comes each year to choose St. Charles Avenue’s Activists of the Year, we end up with a list much longer at the end of the meeting than it was when we started, because one of the most amazing things about New Orleans and her people is that a list of those who give back only expands.

In this, our 22nd class of Activists, we’re proud to honor Mary and Roland von Kurnatowski, Stephanie and Terrance Osborne and Linda and Tommy Westfeldt for their energy, their gifts, their ideas and their time. Their profiles illuminate the boards, nonprofits, committees, foundations and groups with which they’re associated across the entirety of New Orleans.

We hope that as you read more about them, their stories will inspire you, as they have us, to strive to achieve and give back to the city that gives so much to us all. Without them, our city wouldn’t be the same.

Special thanks to the Orpheum and Kristin Shannon for her invaluable assistance.