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  • GNOF Hopes to Break Fundraising Record and Raise $6 Million on its 7th annual GiveNOLA Day

    March 11, 2020
     
    Media Contact:
    Sam Randolph
    Greater New Orleans Foundation
    sam@gnof.org
    PRESS RELEASE: Greater New Orleans Foundation Hopes to Break Fundraising Record and Raise $6 Million on its 7th annual GiveNOLA Day on May 5, 2020


    NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 11, 2020) - The seventh annual GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 12:00 am to midnight. This is a 24 hour online giving event for the 13-parish Greater New Orleans Region.

    “GiveNOLA Day is a great example of how we as a community Foundation can leverage our role as a partner to both donors and nonprofits,” said Leann Moses, Board Chair, Greater New Orleans Foundation. “We aim to build the capacity of our nonprofits so they can increase their skills at online fundraising and serve more people in our region.”

    This year's goal is to b
    reak the GiveNOLA Day fundraising record and raise at least $6 million for more than 750 regional nonprofits in the 13-parish region (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes). These participating nonprofits work on a broad range of issues, including arts & culture, animals, community improvement, education, environment, health, housing, human services, public safety & crime prevention, and youth development. 

    “It’s time to GiveNOLA! On May 5, we will have the opportunity to come together as a community to support our incredible nonprofits,” said Greater New Orleans Foundation’s President and CEO Andy Kopplin. “GiveNOLA Day always overwhelms me with the generosity of the people of our region.  It brings new donors to local nonprofits and helps make our communities more vibrant places to live. Whether your passion is Arts & Culture, Education, Mentoring, Public Safety, or the Environment – there is a nonprofit on GiveNOLA Day for you to support.”

    Since its inception in 2014, GiveNOLA Day has raised more than $26 million for regional nonprofits. Overall, the majority of gifts are $100 or less, which shows that even small gifts add up to a huge impact. In 2019, GiveNOLA Day raised a record $5.9 million in donations for 752 nonprofits, exceeding its 2018 total of $5.6 million. The total number of online contributions exceeded 50,000 at the close of the 24-hour period. 
    Learn more about GiveNOLA Day 2019 here

    “We are proud to partner with organizations like the Greater New Orleans Foundation. They power the collective spirit of the City of New Orleans by positively impacting our city, our children, our environment and much more,” said Sandra Diggs-Miller, Entergy New Orleans vice president of customer service. “Part of a clean energy future for New Orleans includes working with our partners to create sustainable and resilient communities.  The greatest part about GiveNOLA Day is that all donations made at GiveNOLA.org go directly to the participating nonprofits. We are honored to be the lead sponsor of GiveNOLA Day for the seventh year.”

    For more information about GiveNOLA Day, powered by Entergy visit www.GiveNOLA.org, email GiveNOLA@gnof.org, or call (504) 598-4663. Connect with GNOF on Facebook (@greaterneworleansfoundation), Twitter (@GNOFoundation), and Instagram (@GNOFoundation). You can also help by sharing your GiveNOLA Day posts by using #GiveNOLADay.
     
    About the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF): 
    With roots extending over 90 years, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has been connecting generous people to the causes that spark their passion.As one of the most trusted philanthropic organizations in the region, we work every day to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership and action in our thirteen-parish region.In addition to grantmaking, we convene people, resources, and ideas to create intelligent strategies and solutions to meet our region’s greatest challenges. We are proud to serve as a vocal civic leader with our partners to ensure a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all. Learn more at 
    www.gnof.org. 
     

    About Entergy New Orleans, LLC:
    Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 108,000 customers. Both companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation.
     
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