April 8, 2016 (St. Bernard, Louisiana): The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) will be participating in the 2016 GiveNOLA Day, taking place May 3, 2016. The one-day, online giving event is designed to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations.
GiveNOLA Day is an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF). The program was modeled after other cities that have successfully raised money for the community.
From midnight to midnight on May 3, every dollar donated will be increased with additional "lagniappe" dollars provided by GNOF and GiveNOLA Day sponsors. In 2015, GiveNOLA Day raised $4 million dollars from 34,000+ donations around the nation.
SBEDF has seen significant momentum generated over the past 16 months, including the expansion of Working on the Water programming, participation in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week with the Startup St. Bernard pitch competition, and the creation of a robust real estate database that is marketed to site selectors. The attraction of Ship Tech Services and Walmart Neighborhood Market, bringing over 120 jobs to St. Bernard Parish, are highlights of their business development efforts.
"We are excited about St.Bernard's trajectory," said Andrew Jacques, Executive Director of SBEDF. "Metrics that we track, such as projects in our pipeline, positive media mentions, and contact with site selectors are all trending in the right direction. The next several years have the opportunity to be economically significant."
To give to SBEDF on May 3 during GiveNOLA Day and to learn more about the event, visit givenola.org/npo/st-bernard-economic-development-foundation.
About St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to promote economic development and commercial growth of St. Bernard Parish. The mission of SBEDF is to retain and create jobs, build wealth, and improve the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish. The Board of Directors consists of 28 voting members and 8 non‐voting honorary members and public officials, all of which serve as volunteers to the organization. SBEDF’s work is made possible through the general support of its investors, St. Bernard Parish Government, St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation and Cox Communications at the Champion Level and the Law Offices of Sidney Torres, III and Associated Terminals at the Pillars Level.