We recently all watched, helpless, as Harvey swept over the Texas coast and into Houston and western Louisiana, and those images flashing across our screens painted an all-too-familiar picture of destruction and despair.  Meanwhile, in our region, we braced ourselves for an unknown blow that might land at any time.  The City of New Orleans shut down, and people drew their loved ones near.  This city remembers.
Now we can all...
Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 Related:

In a region that has had our share of disasters, August 29th is a day that our community will never forget. Twelve years after the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, we’re still impacted by the emotions. 

Our neighbors in Texas are experiencing tremendous pain and uncertainty right at this moment. As first responders are still trying to prevent loss...

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Related:

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.


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.


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: