Alexis Hocevar, philanthropist, entrepreneur, volunteer and recently retired Vice President/General Manager of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is the 2016 recipient of United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award. He was honored November 2 at the Tocqueville Award Celebration held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. View the photo gallery here.
For the past three years, our United Way has been preparing for this moment. The moment when the thinking of policy makers at all levels—donors, advocates, volunteers, United Ways and our partner agencies—aligned. You cannot predict when a moment like that will occur. You simply have to be ready when the opportunity presents itself.
Southeast Louisiana and our greater New Orleans area have a deep connection to France. It's part of our culture--architecture, food, music and more.
In the wake of the recent attacks, I thought you should know what United Way Worldwide (UWW) has been doing to help the people of Paris.
As French authorities, the Mairie of Paris (City Hall) and nonprofits address the immediate needs of the victims of the attacks, they are also concerned with the long-term prospects for social cohesion in France, particularly in underprivileged areas.
The Future of New Orleans Project, by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, asks authors, educators, leaders and entrepreneurs to comment on their vision for the city and what gives it world-class status.
Our United Way recently identified POVERTY as the over-arching, Big Issue, affecting southeast Louisiana.
If not, you are fortunate.
But chances are you know someone who is living in poverty. Maybe someone in your neighborhood...perhaps a friend or even a family member.
August 29, 2005 is indelibly etched in our minds as a day of heartaches and heroes. The world watched in horror as the southeast Louisiana landscape and our lives were forever changed by Hurricane Katrina. Just three weeks later, Hurricane Rita roared ashore causing additional damage. Generations from now the catastrophes of Katrina and Rita will still be defining points in our history. And, then, as now, United Way of Southeast Louisiana will proudly say it was here for you.