The Association of Fundraising Professionals North Louisiana Chapter annually hosts an awards luncheon in honor of National Philanthropy Day to recognize the contributions that individuals and organizations make to nonprofits.
This year’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will be Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn on Old Minden Road in Bossier City. The 2017 philanthropic awards are given in Categories including Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, Outstanding Fundraising Executive, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer and Outstanding Young/Young Adult Philanthropic Leader(s).
The Providence House of Shreveport nominated Providence House Youth Advisory Council Member Abigail Roberts for the 2017 Outstanding Young Philanthropic Leader award and she won.
Former Shreve graduate (’03), U.S. Army captain, and Harvard Law School student body president Adrian Perkins argues that tech companies should look beyond Silicon Valley and start investing in places like Shreveport.
The lack of diversity at tech companies is well-established: Less than 10 percent of workers at Google and LinkedIn are non-Asian minorities, for example, and only 31 percent of employees at Google are women. But the technology industry is guilty of another serious blunder that hasn’t spurred the same volume of national conversation: a lack of interest, and failure to invest, in the capacity of small and mid-sized cities to shape technology’s evolution.
Read more at Wired.com
The 2017 homecoming court is as follows:
Mary Catherine Douglas
325 baby gators were welcomed to The Swamp during the annual Camp Gator orientation event. Student Council president Gavin Bowman kicked off the event in the gym, joined by fellow student council members, JROTC, administrators, teachers, coaches, and spirit groups. Incoming freshmen also heard from Harvard Law School student body president, Adrian Perkins (c/o 2012). Following ice breakers, more introductions, and a pep rally, the new students enjoyed dinner while their parents had their own orientation session.
Student leaders at Captain Shreve High School have been awarded an honor from the National Association of Student Councils, the 2017 National Gold Council of Excellence.
Captain Shreve is the only school in Louisiana to earn the award ten years in a row.
The Director of NASC noted that earning the award was no small task and student’s success at the school is a testament to the support and leadership provided by Student Council adviser Martha Goza and to the value placed on the school’s integral part of the school’s educational mission.
Just last year, Goza was named the Warren E. Shull National High School Adviser of the year.
The Society for Science & the Public today named 45 Advocates who will work to expand opportunities for underserved students to compete and succeed in science research competition. The Society is also announcing a $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and a $150,000 grant from Arconic Foundation, which will help to fund the program. As part of Regeneron’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to the Regeneron Science Talent Search, $30 million will support the Society’s outreach and equity programming and a portion has been allocated to the Advocate Grant Program.
While some local track teams have serious star power, see the Haughton boys’ and C.E. Byrd girls’ teams, the Captain Shreve Lady Gators have something that the others don’t. It can be found in the trophy case of the Kings Highway school– four shiny gold meet champion trophies.
Shreve started the year by winning the DeRidder Relays. The Lady Gators followed that with wins at the Huntington Raider Relays and the Woodlawn Knight Relays. Thursday they won their own meet.
As head coach Marita Hunt drove home after hosting the Captain Shreve Gator Relays she didn’t know much about how well her team performed. She was too busy running the meet. The one thing that she did know is that the first-place trophy she ordered for the meet was riding shotgun. Continue reading
Last Spring Captain Shreve’s Theatre Performance Team was approached by the Shreveport Police Department to help create a mock accident depicting the consequences of driving under the influence. It was an enormous undertaking involving the Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department, Willis-Knighton Pierremont, Shreveport Fire Department, Life Air rescue, the Coroner’s office, a local funeral home, two film crews, and a professional special effects and makeup crew.
The Theatre Performance Team is proud to have been a part of Operation Prom Night. We hope this video will help young people make smart choices and be safe.