Foundation Stories

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 ...