What This Place Needs

United Way 2015-2016 Campaign Chair, Rick Haase, president, Latter & Blum, discusses what this place needs is You!  We need more donors, advocates and volunteers to join us in our effort to reduce proverty.  We do this by creating economic opportunity for everyone.  To accomplish this goal we must unite.  Hear his full message to the community below.




Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later United Way is Here for You Before. During. After. Always.

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.

2015-2016 Campaign Kickoff

August 22 - Kickoff at New Orleans Saints Preseason Game

On Saturday August 22, United Way special guests were invited to  “run the flag” at the New Orleans Saints’ pre-season game against the New England Patriots.  100 volunteers were invited to unfurl the American Flag across the field of the Super Dome prior to the National Anthem.

Our Board of Trustee Chairman, Todd Slack, opened our campaign with a kick through the uprights.  Watch him make the kick!


Statement from Brian A. Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide

The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations of reading, counting, and social interaction.