As we reviewed our year under the leadership of our outgoing Board Chair, Rick Haase, we acknowledged so many of the wins and successes that we all shared together. We’re excited to welcome our new Board Chair, Bob Kimbro, as he takes such a passionate interest in our mission and the fight for our neighbors who are struggling every day to support themselves and their families.
None of this work would be possible if not for the tremendous effort and commitment of our volunteers and partners to improve the lives of every person in every community that we serve. Each role is essential to achieving our vision. However, each year there are a few individuals whose efforts may serve to inspire the rest of us to continue the fight. We're thrilled to announce our 2017-2018 Live United Award Winners below. Please visit the photo gallery here.
No one in isolation can solve complex community problems. We believe that every problem can be solved if we do it together. But it takes all of us: fundraisers, hand-raisers, game-changers, partners, and YOU.
The only way we can create real, lasting change is through United Way’s Blueprint for Prosperity, bringing people, organizations, and systems together to work toward a common goal - building a better, brighter Southeast Louisiana.
Community Impact Funding Partner Award
Entergy Corporation and J. Wayne Leonard
Community Impact Service Partner Award
New Orleans Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Public Policy Award
Top 10 Most Generous Workplaces
1. Entergy Corporation
3. Valero Meraux Refinery
4. Chalmette Refining - PBF Energy
5. International Paper
6. Freeport-McMoran, Inc.
7. Pan-American Life Insurance Group
8. United Parcel Service
9. Wm. B. Reily & Company, Inc. & Reily Foods Company
10. Hancock Whitney
Media Partner Award
Small Company Live United Award (less than 50 employees)
Rain CII Carbon
Medium Company Live United Award (51-499 employees)
Large Company Live United Award (over 500 employees)
Chalmette Refining - PBF Energy
Live United Volunteer Award
Phil Gunn - Managing Director, Postlewaite & Netterville
Outstanding Board Member
Hidden Hero Award
Stephanie Meuller, RPM Pizza
Hidden Hero Award
Rudy Revuelta, Pan-American Life