First Tee Greater New Orleans hosted its inaugural “100 Hole Golf Marathon” at the Metairie Country Club in August 2020 to raise funds for First Tee’s after school programs. Fourteen golfers played the 100-hole event, raising more than $25,000 and each receiving this gift for their participation.  

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The New Orleans Film Society reunites cast and crew members from the 1997 film Eve’s Bayou for a special live-streamed conversation as part of the New Orleans Film Festival in August 2020.

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The Higgins Hotel, Gary Sinise Foundation and Zapp’s Potato Chips partnered to donate and deliver 3,000 meals over the course of six weeks to the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center in September 2020.  

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Higgins Hotel general manager Daniel Rhodes posed with Marc Becker and Charlotte Delery at the Higgins Hotel for their partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation and Zapp’s Potato Chips to donate 100 lunches every day for six weeks to the New Orleans VA Medical Center.  

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Freddie Johnson, Yolanda Mills and Higgins Hotel Executive Chef Virgile Brandel prepared lunches to donate to the New Orleans VA Medical Center in September 2020.  

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Ochsner Health and Son of a Saint staff and participants gathered at a distance in August 2020 to celebrate Ochsner Health’s pledge to donate $1 million to Son of a Saint. Pictured are (back row) Ola Adeboye, Andy Wisdom, Ryan Burks, Bill Hines, Warner Thomas, Warmoth Guillaume, Tamica Lee and Barry Smith; (middle row) Carol Asher, Deborah Grimes, Bivian “Sonny” Lee III, Cynthia Guillaume Lee, Tracey Schiro, Kevin Green and Teresita Guillaume; and (front row) Javier Castellon and Quinten Crump.

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Son of a Saint Founder and CEO Bivian “Sonny” Lee III posed with Tracey Schiro, Deborah Grimes, Andy Wisdom, Bill Hines, Warner Thomas and Kevin Green to celebrate Ochsner Health’s commitment to donating $1 million to Son of a Saint over the next five years.

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 Headshots of all 100 mentees currently enrolled in the Son of a Saint program were displayed during Ochsner Health’s announcement of their pledge to donate $1 million over the next five years to strategically expand Son of a Saint’s programming activities and accelerate the organization’s growth.  

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 Daniel Hogan, Mario Fletez, Eva Roger, Leah Johnson, Kathy Cashman and John Cashman attended Next Generation Ministries’ online fundraising event “Generation’s House Party” in August 2020. The 1990s-themed virtual event was held in lieu of an in-person gala and highlighted stories from teens positively impacted by Next Generation Clubs and mentors.  

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Alli Pritchett, Mikalah LasSalle and Leah Johnson showed off their 1990s looks for the online “Generation’s House Party” event in August 2020. The event was made up of 40 individual household parties in the New Orleans area who all received individualized party boxes and then tuned in to celebrate together in a remote and safe way.  

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Christina Oldacre won “Best Dressed” at “Generation’s House Party” in August 2020, an online fundraising event held to benefit Next Generation Ministries. More than 300 people attended the event between the 40 host party locations and additional guests from across the nation joined in to watch. 

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The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities received a $175,000 grant from the Shell Oil Company Foundation to support its PRIME TIME Family Reading literacy programs in Louisiana and Texas. The funds will also help to implement a STEM-themed series of the nationally implemented program, created in partnership with the Smithsonian Science Education Center. (Photo by Frank L. Aymami III)