GiveNOLA Day was held on May 6, and in 24 hours $2.265 million was raised for over 300 area non-profits. Six non-profits from the Jewish community participated, raising $46,261.
This was the first GiveNOLA Day, part of a national initiative. By comparison, Tampa raised $1.089 million. GiveNOLA was sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Topping the list among Jewish groups was the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, which came in 24th in total donors with 151, and 19th in funds raised with $20,760.
A “power hour” from 2 to 3 p.m. was held during which gifts up to $1,000 would be matched by Federation President Morton Katz. During that hour, $5,130 was raised.
Many gifts came that evening as JNOLA had a GiveNOLA happy hour.
The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana came in second among Jewish groups in dollars raised with $10,451 despite being fifth on the individual donors list with 40.
The Jewish Community Center tied for 52nd overall in donors with 97, raising $4,020. Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans attracted 78 gifts totaling $3,544, while the Jewish Children’s Regional Service had 70 gifts for $5,814.
The National Council of Jewish Women’s New Orleans Section raised $1,672 from 31 donors.
Team Gleason topped the overall donors list with 631 for $42,864, while the Ogden Museum of Southern Art topped the dollar amount with $101,285 from 147 donors.