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We went to sleep last night with news of yet another deadly vehicle attack, this time in Barcelona, and awake to the stories of devastation and loss of life.

This singular act of violence cannot disappear into the dozens of similar attacks across Europe and here at home in Charlottesville. For me, each incident stands alone as a mark on our progress toward a greater good. Each one reaffirms that hate is real and alive in our world.

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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 Related:

At a time when bipartisan policy change seems infrequent, if not impossible, Louisiana lawmakers and Governor Edwards successfully enacted sweeping prison reforms aimed at reducing the state’s world-leading incarceration rate and its $700M annual price tag. The policy wins can be credited, in large part, to the support from LABI and many in the state’s business community.

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Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 Related:

Earlier this week a Pre-tasting of Red Beans N’ Rice was held at the St. Tammany Parish Fire District #1 Central Firehouse in Slidell. Chef/Captain Tyrone Collins prepared some great-tasting Camellia beans for a group of about 15 United Way visitors and his firehouse squad. On hand were the East Committee members Chris Kaufmann, Chair & STP FD#1 Fire Chief, Kevin Swann, Co-Chair, Gene Bellisario, Joe DiGiovanni, Linda Larkin, Jo Ann Chelchowski,...

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Related:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana's highest individual honor is its Alexis de Tocqueville Award. The Tocqueville Award is given in recognition of exemplary philanthropic leadership to an individual who leads by example to create a better community for all.

This rare and prestigious honor will be bestowed on former Entergy Corporation Chairman and CEO J. Wayne Leonard...

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Related:

View the 2017 Annual Meeting Photo Gallery here.

Last June, we launched our Blueprint for Prosperity, with the goal of eradicating poverty in Southeast Louisiana.  We know that this is an ambitious goal, and that's why we outlined a plan to build collaborations with service and funding partners around the key issues that impact our families living in poverty: high quality education; safer...

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 Related:

I am blessed to have known Nancy Marsiglia for the past 30 years and was deeply touched by her extraordinary love for the city of New Orleans and her devotion to enriching the lives of others. As one of the first 50 Founders of our Women’s Leadership Council in 2002, Nancy’s volunteer leadership was instrumental in the formation of United Way’s Success By 6 initiative, ensuring that all children, regardless of income, received access to high-quality...

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Related:

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