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Eight Years and Counting...
August 29, 2005 is indelibly etched in our minds as a day of heartache and heroes. The world watched in horror as the southeast Louisiana landscape and our lives were forever changed by Hurricane Katrina. Generations from now the catastrophe of Katrina will still be a defining point in our history. And, then, as now, we will proudly say United Way of Southeast Louisiana is here for you.
With your support, United Way has helped people in our seven parish region more than 3.5 million times since Katrina roared ashore. Chances are your gift has helped someone you know, a co-worker, neighbor, friend or family member, maybe even you... [more]
Michael Williamson Leads the Way as new President/CEO
(New Orleans) Michael L. Williamson has vision, compassion, and determination. Add to that over 19 years of executive level nonprofit management experience, 15 of those years served in the United Way system, Williamson is the clear choice to lead United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) in meeting the ever-changing needs of our seven-parish region. [more]
Ostroske Retires as President/CEO
A big day for our ‘big guy’! After 25-years as the voice, face and heart of United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), our Gary Ostroske is retiring as President and CEO, effective July 1, 2013. Gary has meant so much to so many, that he was honored for his lifetime of leadership by the Louisiana Legislature and Governor Bobby Jindal. [more]