The 2021 class of Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) recently awarded $43,000 in grant funding to nine local nonprofits. Organizations were selected by class members at the conclusion of EPNO’s signature giving circle program, which is divided into groups supporting the focus areas identified as top priorities for New Orleans. “EPNO grants help build…
Screens for Good, an initiative by Dirty Coast, launched a new design to support Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans. EPNO will receive a portion of sales from shirts and tote bags with the exclusive “Together We Give” design, which represents the organization’s support of the New Orleans community through its giving circle program. Purchase a…
Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) is pleased to announce the 2021 class of its giving circle program. Class members, divided into focus area groups, will participate in a high-engagement six-month program to learn about philanthropy and give back to our community. At the end of the program, each group will award a grant to…
EPNO’s 2021 Class Experience Committee hosted a virtual recruitment event for individuals interested in joining this year’s Giving Circle Program. Attendees heard from Board members, a past grant recipient, and a former class member. Applications are open through April 23, 2021, for this year’s class. APPLY
Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Giving Circle Program, a six-month curriculum designed to engage community members of New Orleans in philanthropy. The 50-member class will award grants of up to $10,000 to organizations in the focus areas of Arts & Culture, Health, Environment, Human Rights & Justice,…
The Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) 2020 class awarded more than $20K to local non-profit organizations in the areas of Arts & Culture, Environment, Healthcare, and Human Rights & Justice. Due to the in-person nature of EPNO’s traditional program, the organization enlisted alumni to take part in a virtual program this year in consideration…
- St. Charles Avenue interviewed 2014 EPNO Co-Chairs, Bonita Robertson and Chandler Nutik. — St. Charles Avenue, September 2014
- EPNO making an impact by cultivating young philanthropists. — New Orleans Living, October 2013
- EPNO chair, Beth Shapiro Lavin, was honored with a CBNO citizen participation award. — NOLACPP, November 2012.
- EPNO was mentioned in Gadling on the progress in New Orleans. — Gadling, November 2012
- EPNO was featured on WWNO’s “Community Impact Series.” — WWNO, October 2012
- GNOF profiled EPNO’s successful “speed-dating” board member event, which EPNO alums found “energizing and motivating.” — GNOF, August 2012
- Board members Beth Shapiro Lavin and Brandon Speed discuss 2012 grant applications with Shelley Brown, FOX 8’s Morning Call anchor. — WVUE Fox 8 Morning Call, June 2012
- “The impact of EPNO goes far beyond grant dollars. By engaging the city’s up-and-coming talent in philanthropic giving, EPNO is laying a foundation for young professionals to become engaged community leaders and effective, lifelong philanthropists — committed to impacting positive change in our region.” — Letter to The Times-Picayune, November 2011
- “It is fitting that Thanksgiving comes as close as it does to National Philanthropy Day, because it’s often out of a sense of gratitude that people make the decision to give. The Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, for example, just announced that its 82 members helped distribute $82,000 dollars to 21 local nonprofit organizations. The needs in this city remain great. Such gifts are wholly appreciated.” — Jarvis DeBerry, The Times-Picayune, November 2011.
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- “The value of EPNO is visible not only in the time and money that its members commit, but in the ranks of those young professionals in New Orleans who were empowered by their experience and are poised to become the community leaders and philanthropists of tomorrow.” — The Second Line blog, June 2010
- “The Crescent Fund was conceived as a giving circle for young professionals. The idea – that if each participant makes a small donation, the impact on the community can be huge – has caught on. ” — Greater New Orleans Foundation newsletter, December 2010.
- “If a small group of young professionals pooled their resources to give back to their community, could they make a difference? Just ask one of the Crescent Fund’s first four grant recipients. Melissa Sawyer, accepting a Crescent Fund grant for the Youth Empowerment Project, said, ‘You don’t necessarily need a lot of money to make a difference….When money is used thoughtfully and efficiently, you can make a huge impact.’” — Greater New Orleans Foundation newsletter, December 2009.