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January 2018 Newsletter

2017 was a banner year for giving on the Northshore. Your friends and neighbors are using our Foundation as their tool in philanthropy. Last year, $7.4 million of philanthropic fuel was invested with us and we are proud to partner with strong people, great families and committed companies. We knew we lived in a region filled with generosity, but when it was all tallied up, it even surprised us.


Our Foundation is thrilled to introduce our new Senior Vice President, Leslie Spencer Landry. Born and raised on the Northshore, she has deep roots in this community and is passionate about ensuring it stays wonderful for generations to come. Leslie comes to us from Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and she is smart as a whip. We can't wait to see how far her ideas can go to impact our Foundation and ultimately, our region. 

We are so pleased to announce that Dianne Baham, Executive Director of STARC of Louisiana is the recipient of the first annual Dick Knight Award for commitment to service in the nonprofit sector. Recognizing and rewarding nonprofit staff of significant tenure with a body of accomplishments that reflect this success, she received $5,000 as recognition of her commitment, service, and contribution and is a gift to her personally, and cannot be given back to the nonprofit she serves.

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