Individuals and Organizations

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Special thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of The Lens.

Gifts $10,000 +
Laitram LLC
Jay Lapeyre *
Reily Foundation / Bob & Margaret D. Reily
Michael Sartisky, Ph.D. * +
Mary Zervigon *

Gifts $5,000 – $9,999
Amy Jean Boebel *
   In honor of Jean B. Boebel who believed in the power of clean government practices.
Calvin Johnson * +
Harry Shearer *
David Simon & Laura Lippman *

Gifts $2,500 – $4,999
Larry Blake *
Keith Hardie *
Investigative News Network *
Diana Lewis *
Bev & Ray Nichols *
Bob Redmond *
Linda Usdin & Steven Bingler *
Swelltone Labs *

Gifts $1,000 – $2,499
Roger Biles *
Betty Buckley Cochran & Stephen Cochran
JoAnn Clevenger
Randy Fertel
Martha Harris & Morgan Lyons *
Carolyn Leftwich *
SEIU Local 21 LA *
   In honor of SEIU Local 21 LA.
Stephanie Stokes & Dan Shea *

Gifts $500 – $999
Eli Ackerman *
Millie Ball & Keith Marshall
   Thank to Steve and the gang.
Cheron Brylski *
Lynn Chao *
   In memory of Robert C. Meder, Jr.
   In gratitude to Steve Beatty
Susan Decorte *
Louann Dorrough *
Sonya Forte Duhe * +
Pamela Davidson-Ehlers
Mr. & Mrs. Laurance Eustis *
Tony Gelderman
Budd Hirons *
Jed Horne + #
Wilson Johns *
Beth & Austin Lavin * +
Joe Mapes
David Marcello & Jane Johnson *
Stephen May
Jana Napoli
Sandy Rosenthal
Joanna Sternberg *
Peter Stillman *
Sandra Stimpson
Maura Sylvester
Harley Winer & Esther B. DeJong *

Gifts $250 – $499
Nancy Adams *
Dorothy Ball *
Steve Beatty * #
Lynn Bettis *
    In honor of the children of New Orleans.
Ellen Blue *
Jaye Brodsky
Bess Carrick
Rebecca Catalanello *
Cleis Design
Gary Clements *
Marlane Drake *
Albert A. Estes, Sr. *
Melissa Gibbs *
Michael Gray *
   In honor of ace journalist Steve Beatty.
Elizabeth Hampton *
Jeannette Hardy *
Jenel Hazlett *
Karl Holzmuller *
David Munroe *
Paul Lambert
J. Celeste Lay
Robin Marshall
Cynthia Morse *
Steve Myers * #
Edward Richards
Tim Ruppert *
Carl Seifert *
Samuel Spencer *
Jean Tatge & Phil Collis *
Paul Tamburello
Suzanne Lacey Wisdom *

Gifts $100 – $249
Merle Albers
   In memory of Mrs. Merle S. Marshall
James Amerson
Florence Andre *
   In honor of Linda Usdin and Anne Mueller.
Nancy Aronson
Michael Avery
Sandra Barbier *
Robin Barnes
Richard Baudouin *
John Berendt *
William Borah *
Thomas Braly
Georgia & Alton Bryant *
Martha Brewer
The Burka Family
   In honor of Linda Usdin’s birthday.
Elizabeth Burns
Vivian & Richard Cahn *
Nathan Cataline *
Robert Cerasoli
Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman
Nathan Chapman
   In honor of Nathan Bolton and Bill Chapman, former newspaper publishers.
Bette Cole *
Peter Cook
Susannah Coolidge
Deborah Cotton
Keith Crawford *
   In honor of John McDonough, 1779-1850.
Ron Cropper
James Cullen
Jacquelyn Dadakis
Ina & Rick Davis
     In honor of Karen Gadbois’ continued vision.
Jack Davis
Carol DeGraw
Sherelda Dorsey
Robert Evans / Con Tech International
Jane Ferguson
John Fischbach
Barbara Forrest
   In honor of independent, truthful reporting.
Fresh Money Studio
Karen Gadbois * #
   In honor of Aida Schooler.
Elizabeth Galante
Guy & Salomé Gonzalez
Roberta Gratz *
   In honor of Karen Gadbois.
Angie Green
John W. Groome
Michael Hahn *
Abram Handler
Wendy Handler
Fred L. Herman
Barbara Hill
Paula Hoffman *
   In honor of New Orleans, city of my birth, and in pride of its and your indomitable spirit! Good luck!!
   In honor of Monica Edelstein & Kenneth Hoffman.
Carole B. Jarrell *
Sandy Juarez *
Betsy Kaston
George Paul Kemp
Chris & Deanna Kieffer *
William Clay Kirby *
   In honor of Ashley Morris.
Alexander Kolker
Moshe Kornfeld
Mari Kornhauser
Anne & Dennis LaRock
Karen Longon *
loudpoet productions
Patricia Loughran
Nicholas Mark
Jennifer Marusak
Thomas Matthews *
Alan Maclachlan
   In honor of my mother, who wasn’t afraid to ask the tough quesionts.
Edward McGinnis *
Virginia Miller *
Tommy Milliner *
John Morton *
Wayne Neveu
Karen Ocker
Offbeat Publications
Haigler Pate
Holley Pavy
Marcy Planer
Larry & Diana Powell *
Donna Rachal *
Joann Ricci *
Marjory Russakoff & Phillips Lauriat *
In honor of Lane Lauriat.
   In honor of Elaine Lauriat, Wesleyan Class of ’09.
William Quigley *
Frank Rabalais
Sally Reeves *
Robert & Karen Ritchie *
Mark Romig *
     In honor of Karen Gadbois
Stephen Scarbrough *
Walter David Siegel *
Thomas Snedeker *
Pamela Stevens
Sandra Stokes
Jonathan Tate *
Rebecca Theim
Ma Thomas
Mark Tobler
Torbjorn Tornqvist
Maria Redmann Treffinger
Wayne Troyer *
Keith Twitchell *
The Steven W. Usdin Family
   In honor of Linda Usdin’s birthday.
The Thomas M. Usdin Family
   In honor of Linda Usdin’s birthday.
Bradford Walker *
Delores Walker *
Lori Waselchuk
Susan Weeks
Lolita Werhan / Natural Awakenings Magazine – Southeast Louisiana Edition
Georgia Wilemon
Donald Wing
Holly Wiseman
   In honor of Karen Gadbois for her Ethics in Journalism Award.
Robert Wisnewski *
D Wolff *
Wendy Boldizar & David Muth
Lynda Woolard
Sally Zebrick
Jennifer & Lee Zurik * +
David Zalkind *

Gifts $50 – $99
Broderick Bagert
Jason Berry
Ron Biava & Emily Clark
Florence Brown *
June Butler *
Jose Calderon-Abbo
Barbara W. Carlton *
William Carter
Nancy Chachere *
Leigh Checkman *
Susan Clements *
Ariella Cohen +
   In honor of Portia Rotkin, my grandmother who always taught me to ask questions and pay attention.
Matt Davis
Joseph M. and Wanda C. DeFraites *
Christopher Dendy
     In honor of Stephanie Grace
Nancy Dinoto
    In honor of all those affected by flooding in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
David Doremus
Danielle Dreilinger
David Eber
Lolis E. Elie
Jonah Evans
Josephine Everly *
Abigail Feldman
Phoebe Ferguson
Robert Fogarty
Victor Franckiewicz
Lillian G. Gahagan
Sharon Gancarz-Davies
Tim Garrett
Sonia Gasparini
Sean Gerowin *
Sue Hall
Stephen Hand
Zeph Hardy
Meredith Hathorn
Stacy & Jeremy Head *
Jordan Hirsch
Cassandra Holbrook *
David Holt *
Janet & Scott Howard
Tessa Jackson
   In honor of those who have lost their lives speaking the truth to power. Thank you Lens staff for being the “truth tellers” of the Gulf Coast!
Barbara Johnson *
Stephen Joseph
Sharon Kirkpatrick
Louisiana Governmental Studies
Meg Lousteau *
   In honor of Karen Gadbois.
Travis Lux
Valerie Marshall
Virginia Miller
Kathryn Montgomery *
Andreanecia Morris
Anne Mueller * #
Kathleen Gibson Muse
Karen Norfleet *
Alexandra Norton
Susan C. Norwood
Steven Ostertag +
Kristina Peterson
Leslie & Hunter Pierson
Allison Plyer
Darren Preston
Eileen Rafferty
Stephen Wade Rathke *
Elise Read
John Reed
Molly Reid
Gary Rivlin
Elizabeth Jane Rolling *
Brianne Rome *
Margaret Ross-Martin
   In honor of Mary Ellen Ross.
Cade Roux
Linda Santi *
   In honor of the tradition of daily news in this myopic and great newspaper city.
Alexander Shaw
Annette Sisco
Donna Smith
Corey Sparks
Scott Sternberg
Ann Stevens
Janie Tijerina *
Yoko Toda
Denice Warren Ross
Matthew Segraves *
Alexandra Wesley Smith *
Paul Waldman *
Linda M. Walker *
Jane Wholey
Kathryn Wohl
Darlene Wolnik
     All of the New Orleanians that I have known, those native and those reborn here.
Jonathan Wool *
Erin McQuade Wright *
Veronica Young

Gifts $35 – $49
Geraldine & Johnny Addison
James Amdal
Christina Antolini
David C. Billings
Elizabeth Blankenship *
Jeffrey Bostick
Brian Boyles & Kimberly vanWagner
Derek Bridges
Andrew Brott
Jewel Bush
   In honor of my fellow journos who take the craft seriously and remember life before blogs.
Jean Cassels
Elizabeth Charron
Arlene Cohen
   In honor of Ariella Cohen.
Michele Collins
Stephen Danley
Harold Domingue
Richard Duncan
Louis Freeman
Margery Freeman
Amy Elizabeth Gage
Peter Gardner
Rose Gilbert
Eric Glisch *
Marie Gould & Bob Marshall #
Della M. Graham
Julie Graybill
Gulf Restoration Network
Ingrid Hearns-Alexander *
   In memory of Kerry Hearns.
   In honor of Louis, Verna Mae & Kerry Hearns.
Kerrie Holley
Jane Honeycutt
Eric Jensen
   In honor of the incredible reporting of Matt Davis!
Pamela Jewson & Pete Swenson
Patrick Kadow
Bonnie Keller
Michael King
Thomas Klekamp *
Michele & Leo Laventhal
Jonathan Leit
Joshua Lichtman
Sharon Litwin
Brendan McCarthy *
Makiyah Moody
Daniel Maiuri
Darryl Malek-Wiley / Sierra Club
Linda Mauskopf
Margherita McWilliams
Ann Meese
Melanie Merz
Nels Nehen
Lindsey Netherly
Amii Onellion
OCH Art Market
Juliet Page
John Pecorino
Nicholas Peddle *
Ryan & Danielle Pepper *
Anthony Pumilia
Edwin C. Rabon
J. Cathy Rogers, Ph.D.
Peter Seltzer
Martha Sharp
David Shepard
Isabel S. Sherman
Jenelle Slobof
Marcus Smith *
Joseph Sobol
Lee Stafford *
Chris Staudinger
     Thankful for Bob Marshall’s environmental reporting.
Reid Stone
Reuben Blaine Teague
Harry S. Tervalon, Jr.
Lon Thomas
Charles C. Thompson
Constantine von Hoffman
Molly Vigour
     Thanks for great Lycee Francais coverage this year!
Lisa Williams
Leith Womer

Gifts under $35
Thomas Abrams
Laura Beatty
Sarah Bolton
Robert & Mary Burch
Debra Calmes
Merrill Collett *
Robert Collins
Maggie Dawes
Bonnie Dwyer
Sebastian G. Ferman
Andy Horowitz
Rebecca Houtman
Debra Johnson
Rodger Kamenetz
Stefan Kamph
Andrew King
Konrad King
Robert Brian Levy
Maya Lowy
Vicki Mack
Kerry Maloney
Karin Martin
Nathan Martin
Charles Maldonado * #
William McCurdy
John T. O’Connor
Cindy Ridgway
Audra Rouse
Katherine Senter
Rose S. Sher
Alexandra Simmons
William Sothern
Jon Staiger
Alexandra Stroud
Zoe Sullivan
Superior Alarm
Susan Wayman
Jessica Williams #
AJ Ylizaliturri

* Indicates multiple gifts have been given by the donor.
+ Lens board member (current or former)
# Lens staff member