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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:

At United Way of Southeast Louisiana, we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. That’s why we are engaged in ongoing partnership and collaboration with advocates to address criminal justice reform and strengthen community policing standards in Louisiana.

Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Let that sink in. In the entire world, no other community, no nation, has...

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 Related:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana engages in policy and advocacy work around issues that our community have indicated are of the highest importance. As more people become familiar with our work around important policy issues, this has raised some concerns among some of...

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 Related:

Wow, what a week!   I came to the United Way Community Leaders Conference to learn, share and grow with those that we fight alongside each day - fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.  But I also came with another purpose, to celebrate 30 years of service given to United Way by our teammates, Beth Terry, Chief Transformation Officer [retired] and Gail Dixon, Accounts Payable Coordinator.

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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 Related:

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