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Posted: April 5, 2015

We believe you are ready to make a difference

 Your local community foundation believes you are ready to make a difference. Our future greatly depends on passionate, motivated people who want to make a difference in the world. Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference is a social movement and guide for anyone who feels that sitting on the sidelines is not enough. It’s for anyone who is thirsty for change. It&#...
Posted: April 1, 2015

The 10 Best Vacation Spots in Driving Distance of N.O.

It's good to be on top of the Thrill List While thousands upon thousands of fellow Americans attempt to get in to New Orleans over the coming months, you will likely feel the need to need to get out, if only for a brief rejoinder on what life is like without crushing humidity. So, forget security checkpoints, forget delicious airline peanuts, and head out on a road trip to one ...
Posted: March 30, 2015

Life Giving

  Jeremy Hebert, a student at Pine View Middle School in Covington, LA , passed away on September 29, 2011, a day after celebrating his 12th birthday.  Jeremy died in the gymnasium of his school from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  Jeremy will be remembered for his infectious smile and his two passions, football and playing the drums.  To honor his struggle with heart disea...
Posted: March 30, 2015

Healing Place

In addition to his therapeutic riding on Fridays, my son Walker Haase has been ‘working’ two mornings a week at New Heights Therapy Center. His riding therapist, Rae, clearly cares deeply about trying to "move the needle" with his class.  I am grateful that every week she is prepared with a lesson that not only builds on our riders’ successes but also addresses are...
Posted: March 30, 2015

You Night

I was looking forward to putting ALL of this cancer stuff behind me. I was prepared to throw out the books, information, hats, scarves, t-shirts; I was ready to rid my life of any and all remembrances of me having breast cancer. I wanted to never talk about it again. However, participating in You Night changed everything, especially how I think about my journey through this disease. Going thr...
Posted: March 30, 2015

Coming Full Circle

Ironically, when David Fennelly first encountered the Northshore Community Foundation, it was to pick up a check. David was a board member of a local non-profit, New Heights Therapy Center, which the Foundation was supporting with a grant award. The New Heights Board came to meet our Board to accept the donation and visit about each of our missions. A few years later, our Foundation had a don...
Posted: March 25, 2015

Legacy Garden

Jinx Vidrine believes that children—the caretakers of our future—must not forget their relationship to the land outside our metropolitan areas. At the Foundation, she created the Legacy School Garden Fund, which brings together master gardeners, teachers and students to plant and harvest vegetables in our schoolyards. “If we can teach our children to comprehend our total bond to ...
Posted: March 25, 2015

Spending the evening with BRAF was most inspiring

The NCF was thrilled to spend the evening with our partner organization, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, celebrating their 51st Annual Meeting. The work that they are doing in our Capitol region is awe-inspiring. Such an amazing organization that we aspire to emulate....
Posted: March 23, 2015

St. Tammany Humane Society on WWNO Radio

The NCF is proud to support the St. Tammany Parish Humane Society, who works tirelessly to meet the challenges presented by stray pets on the Northshore. Through low-cost vaccinations, spay and neuter programs, and donating cat and dog food for people who can't afford it, they do so much for our furry friends. Visit WWNO.com (by clicking here) and listen to their heartwarming story. Partn...
Posted: March 13, 2015

Northshore Shelter for Human Trafficking on WWNO

Human Trafficking. Sex Slaves. Little girls being bought and sold… Not something that happens here. Not on the Northshore, right? Unfortunately, you would be wrong. It’s pretty horrifying and it happens right here in our own backyard. Rafael and Beth Salcedo have a mission — to help underage victims of human trafficking on the Northshore. Their newly-licensed shelter, the Free I...
Posted: March 10, 2015

The Top Five Most Promising Trends in Philanthropy

The Top Five Most Promising Trends in Philanthropy From Impact Investing to collaboration and addressing the root causes of social issues, FORBES touches on these aggressively growing industry trends. Read about it HERE...