Foundation Supporters

Baptist Community Ministries

Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) is one of the largest private foundations in Louisiana with a commitment to the greater New Orleans region and to the attainment of a more healthy community for the people living here. BCM funds programs in the following zones of interest: education, public safety & governmental oversight, and health.

2013: $100,000
2014: $14,000
2015: $500
2017: $1,000
2019: $1,000

blue moon fund

blue moon fund works to build human and natural resilience to a changing and warming world. We use natural, social, and financial capital to implement new models in high-biodiversity regions around the world.

2015: $150,000

Booth-Bricker Fund

Since 2006, the fund’s program of charitable distributions has focused exclusively on the reform of public education in New Orleans. John F. Bricker and his first wife, Nina Booth Bricker, established the Booth-Bricker Fund in 1966. Born in Cherryvale, Kansas, in 1909, Mr. Bricker enjoyed a long and successful career in the oil and gas exploration and development business. He continued to serve as a trustee of the fund until his death in 1998. Since inception, the Booth-Bricker Fund has made charitable contributions exceeding $32 million.

2016: $10,000
2018: $10,000
2019: $10,000
2020: $10,000

Build Now Foundation

2017: $200

Capacity Building Fund at The Chicago Community Trust

2018: $3,948

Catalyst Foundation

2013: $25,000

Coughlin-Saunders Foundation

2014: $1,000
2015: $1,000
2018: $1,000

Coypu Foundation

2016: $5,000

Darma Fund

2018: $1,000

The Ella West Freeman Foundation

The Ella West Freeman Foundation supports grant seekers from the Southeast Louisiana area. Within this area, highest priority is given to grants in the following categories: education with an emphasis on private education, arts, both performing and applied, community improvement and governmental oversight and human service organizations with an emphasis on capital projects for established agencies.

2012: $10,000
2013: $2,500
2014: $5,000
2019: $11,000

Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information. EEJF does so through contributions to media institutions and journalism schools nationwide, primarily in areas of investigative reporting, youth education, professional development, and special opportunities.

2012: $85,000
2013: $100,000
2014: $100,000
2015: $100,000
2016: $75,000
2017: $50,000
2018: $50,000
2019: $50,000

Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation

2014: $2,500

Fertel Foundation

2016: $1,000
2019: $2,000

Foundation for Louisiana

The mission of the Foundation for Louisiana is to transform the disaster caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita into an unprecedented opportunity for a new Louisiana — providing resources for the relief, recovery and betterment of all its people by ensuring access and opportunity in rebuilding their communities and culture.

2010: $50,000


2019: $1,000

Fund for Constitutional Government

2019: $5,000

Goldring Family Foundation

2013: $4,000
2014: $890

Gratz Family Foundation

2018: $5,000

Greater New Orleans Development Fund

GNO Inc.’s mission is to serve as the catalyst for wealth creation in the 10-parish region of Southeastern Louisiana. GNO, Inc. will accomplish this by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development—marketing the region—and product development—improving regional business conditions through policy, workforce, and research initiatives.

2012: $34,765
2013: $10,234

Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Every day, the Foundation joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with our family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $100 million in our region since it opened its doors over 25 years ago to respond to community needs.

2010: $25,000
2011: $25,000
2012: $22,500
2013: $29,000
2014: $7,983
2015: $846
2016: $4,086
2017: $1,063

Harnisch Foundation

Since 1998, The Harnisch Foundation has been a catalyst for sustainable social change, funding and implementing innovation in the fields of philanthropy, coaching and journalism. They are collaborative and inclusive. Their projects often showcase the work of others, and we act as a convener. Their belief is that philanthropy, coaching and journalism are ways of making a powerful difference in the world through the lives of individuals. Their team, including board, staff, volunteers, and partners, are committed to transparency in all our operations. Their work is dedicated to unleashing untapped capacity.

2012: $2,500

Institute for Nonprofit News

The Institute for Nonprofit News, formerly the Investigative News Network, provides education and business support services to its nonprofit member organizations and promotes the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism. They serve as the administrator of the INNovation Fund on behalf of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

2013: $3,000
2014: $7,500
2016: $89
2017: $1,254
2018: $320

Investigative Reporters & Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of journalism. We educate, empower and connect journalists across the globe, so we can live in a better, more informed world.

2020: $8,000

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a national foundation with local roots. We choose, as the Knight brothers chose, to seek opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential. We want to ensure that each community’s citizens get the information they need to thrive in a democracy.

2010: $63,000
2011: $52,000
2013: $62,000
2014: $39,500
2015: $72,500
2017: $24,060
2018: $28,000
2019: $33,300

Kabacoff Family Foundation

2013: $25,000
2016: $5,000
2018: $7,500
2019: $5,000
2020: $10,000

Keller Family Foundation

The Trustees of the Keller Family Foundation have, from its inception, been most concerned with using its resources to help sustain and improve the Greater New Orleans community. With each change in membership of the Board of Trustees, the Foundation’s direction and priorities change to reflect the input and priorities of the new members. The current Board has keen interests in education, youth development, human services, and public affairs. The Foundation’s primary region of interest is New Orleans, Louisiana and its surrounding communities.

2011: $5,000
2012: $5,000
2014: $2,000
2015: $2,000
2016: $10,000
2019: $3,000
2020: $20,000

Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

2016: $300

National Audubon Society Household

2014: $10,000
2016: $10,000

New Venture Fund

2013: $50,000

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.

2010: $333,000
2012: $200,000
2013: $200,000
2014: $150,000
2016: $350,000

Pearl Family Foundation

2014: $1,000
2015: $1,000
2016: $1,000

Reily Foundation/Bob & Margaret Reily Fund

2013: $10,000

The Reva & David Logan Foundation

The Foundation is a Chicago-based family foundation that provides strategic grants to support social justice, scholarship, the arts and investigative journalism both in Chicago and around the world.

2017: $20,000
2018: $70,000
2019: $50,000
2020: $25,000
2021: $25,000

The Richard West Freeman Endowment Challenge Fund

2017: $5,000

Rita Allen Foundation

The Rita Allen Foundation invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems.

2013: $10,000

The RosaMary Foundation

The RosaMary Foundation supports grant seekers within the Greater New Orleans area. Highest priority is given to grants in the following categories: education (with emphasis on private institutions), human service organizations, arts (performing and applied), community development activities and governmental oversight activities.

2011: $10,000
2013: $25,000
2018: $35,000
2019: $20,000
2020: $20,000

Ruth Siegel and Jacques Sartisky Foundation

2011: $1,000
2012: $2,000
2013: $3,625

Ruth U. Fertel Foundation

The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation – established in the will of the founder of the Ruth’s Chris Steak House fine dining chain – supports education in Louisiana, including public, private and parochial schools; special programs designed to serve students from kindergarten through college; and other high-impact educational initiatives.

2012: $1,000
2014: $5,000
2015: $5,000
2017: $2,500
2018: $2,500
2019: $3,000

Society of Professional Journalists

2016: $10,000

Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.

2014: $10,000

Surdna Foundation

2010: $100,000
2011: $100,000
2012: $100,000
2013: $75,000

The Walton Family Foundation

2014: $75,000
2015: $75,000
2016: $95,000
2017: $75,000

Woolard Family Foundation

2013: $200
2015: $250

Zeitoun Foundation

The Zeitoun Foundation was created in 2009 by New York Times best-selling author Dave Eggers. Its mission is to aid in the rebuilding and ongoing health of the city of New Orleans.

2010: $7,500
2011: $3,000
2013: $4,543
2014: $1,500

The Zemurray Foundation

2012: $15,000
2013: $15,000


Members ($1 – $999)

Merle Albers, Jason Alcorn, Robleh Ali, Bruce Alpert, Scott Armand, Andrea Armstrong, Madeline Aruffo, Colin Ash, Dan Askin, Jami Attenberg, Thomas Baier, Christopher Barber, De Bautista, Ellyn Beiler, Alison Bennett, Britt Benoit, ben berman, Jason Berry, Katherine Bishop, Carol Bixler, Edward Boasberg, Alexander Bollag, Adam Bradley, Bertrand Bridgewater, David Jack Browning, Joy Bruce, Jeanetta Bryant, Marianna Butler, Colleen Butler, Vivian Cahn, Richard Cahn, Adam Campagna, Briana Cervantes, caressa chester, Molly Cleaver, Robert Close, Joseph Col_n, Sam Coley, Grant Cooper, John Creevy, James Cronvich, Will Curry, Samuel D’Arcangelo, Amelie Daigle, Toby David, Matt Davis, Allison DeJong, Emmanuel Deti_ge, Annemarie Dewey, devin dewulf, Jerry DiColo, Lisa DiRe Harris, M Dixon, Morgan Dowdy, Matthew Dull, Lauren Duncan, Mary Devon Dupuy, Charles & Cheri Dyal- Hansen, Elizabeth Eagles, Courtney Egan, Jonah Evans, Barbara C. Ewell, Daniel Falk, Kate Farned, Dimitri Fautsch, Tiffany Fehr, Rien Fertel, David Fertitta, Siobhan Foley, Mark Folse, Jessica Frankel, Norah Friar, Jon Frosch, Lisa Fury, Karen Gadbois, Elizabeth Galante, Pat Galloway, Sharon Gancarz Davies, Chris Gang, Tim Garrett, Carol Gelderman, Leslie Gerwin, Michael Girardot, Carol Gniady, Serena Golden, Jared Gottdiener, Della Graham, Catherine Grannum, Brooke Grant, Westley Gray, Chris Guzman, John Hagan, Andy and Dee Hall, Virginia Hanusik, Jonathan Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hasselle, Victor Hastings, Kacy Helwick, alex hemard, Bobbie Hill, Jordan Hirsch, Sophie Hiss, Joel Hochman, Paula Hoffman, Alice Huff, Bill Ives, Anne Jayes, Nick Jenisch, Lisa Jennings, DaVel Johnson, Paul Jordan, Phyllis Jordan, Bridget Joseph, Sandy Juarez, Peyton Juneau, Chris Kaiser, Bernice Kaufman, Courtney Kearney, Martha Kegel, William Kimber, Wendy King, Thomas Klingler, John P Klingman, Scott Knowles, Sharon Kohl, David Kosciolek, Andrew Kreckler, Suzanne Lacey, Elizabeth Lachin, Peter Laciano, Mandie Landry, Daniel Lawton, Andrew Lehman, Jonathan Leit, Emily Leitzinger, Kristin Lekki, Hannah Ligon, Angela Lore, John Ludlam, Maria Ludwick, Caroline Lutkewitte, Travis Lux, Charles Maldonado, matthew manco, Karin Martin, Eva Martinez, Allison McCarroll, Sandie McCarthy-Brown, Sherri McConnell, Kelly Mclaughlin Starr, Laura Medina, Irving Mendelssohn, Virginia Merritt, Melanie Merz, Meagan Miller, Catherine Mizell-Nelson, Jacqueline Molinaro-Thompson, Cynthia Morse, Anne Mueller, Trey Mustian, Rob Nelson, Khanh Nguyen, Susan Norwood, Eva Nusbaum, Elizabeth Obee, David Olasky, Jessica Orgeron, Stephen Pasternak, Lianna Patch, Jane Patton, Holley Pavy, Megan Peake, Casius Pealer, Jennifer Pearl, John Pecorino, Thomas Peri, Flora Petterson, Hope Phelps, Lindsey Phillips, Benjamin Phillips, Dorothy Pierce, Catherine Pierson, James Ponder, Alex Posorske, Erin Potts, tony Pumilia, Leiana Quintero, Martha Radice, Carmine Rau, Morgan Rea, Colin Reingold, Celia Rhoads, Fiona Ritchey, L Kyle Roberts, Dan Rodbell, Elizabeth Jane Rolling, Laura Rosse, Nathan Rothstein, Andre Rubenstein, Russel Ruhl, Tyler Russell, Elliot Sanchez, Rob Schafer, Mark Schexnaildre, Jen Schnidman, Lea Schram von Haupt, Nathan Schwam, Amy Sharpe, Melinda Shelton, David Shepard, Daniel Shkolnik, Kate Siemens, Robert Simms, SALLY FELLON SMITH, Karen Snyder, Abby Solomon, Andrew Spaulding, Vanessa Spinazola, Emilie Staat, Sarah Stein, Jill Stephens, David Stets, Laura Stewart, Sandra Stokes, James Stratton, Elizabeth Suarez, Lauren T, Sam Tabachnik, Angelique Thomas, Dave and Joyce Thomas, gwendolyn thompkins, Thomas Thoren, Maurice Tice, Allison Tierney, Janie Tijerina, Kathryn Tinsley, Yoko Toda, Manuel Torres, Jane Tower, Keith Twitchell, Boyce Upholt, Alec Vance, Constantine Von Hoffman, Donna Wakeman, Maureen Walsh, Harrie Watson, Penny Weaver, Diane Webber, Sam Weil, Jesse Weisman, Jonathan Weiss, Julie Whitbeck, Dante Whittaker, George Wilde, Frank Williford, Erin Wilson, Erin Wilson, Katherine Jenny Windstrup, Suzanne Wisdom, D Wolff, Darlene Wolnik, Ricky Zacharias

Eli Ackerman, Patrick Armstrong, Frank Aseron, Steven Aucoin, Michael Avery, Dorothy Ball, Kevin Barrios, John Barry, Katherine Baudouin, Dottie Belletto, Jeffrey Birdsong, David Bixby, Carol Bixler, L WIlliam Black, Ellen Blue, Christopher Blum, Wendy Boldizar, Susan Briggs, Georgia Bryant, Georgia Bryant, Logan Burke, Claire Byun, Carol Carpenter, Sean Chadwell, Gail Chalew, Laura Chamberlain, Melinda Chateauvert, Joshua Chouest, Rocky Chrastil, Nick Chrastil, Marisa Clogher, Robert Close, Hudson Coley, Phil Collis, Benjamin Conway, Susannah Coolidge, christopher cooper, Christopher Curley, Will Curry, Matthew A. Davis, Richard Davis, devin de wulf, Nicole DeCuir, Michelle DeLima, Frank Descant, sherman Dodd, Alan Drake, Andrea Duplessis, Rick Dusenbery, Brett Dykes, Chris Edmunds, Daniel Edwards, Robert Edwards, Lolis E. Elie, Dana Eness, karin giger eustis, William Faulkner, John Fischbach, Molly M. Fowler, Dan Fox, Tina Freeman, benno friedman, Benevity Fund, Adolfo Garcia, Sonia Gasparini, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Michael Giardino, Geo Gillespie, LoriAnn Girvan, Louis Glade, Jeffrey Goodman, Andrew Grafe, Gillian Gurley, Alan Gutierrez, Edie Hall, Sue Hall, Bruce Hamilton, Clora Hamilton, DENISE HANCOCK, Abe Handler, Lona Hankins, Monique Harden, Daniel Harris, Julie Schwam Harris, Alison Hartman, Kathryn Haupt, Sally Hays, barbara carol Hester, Marion Horner, Debra Howell, Courtney Hull, Larissa Jama, Carole B. Jarrell, Sara Johansen, Wilson Johns, Jane Johnson, Jo-Anna Jones, Arpi Karapetyan, Bettie Kaston, Kurt Kiefer, John Kobza, Alexander Kolker, Andy Kopplin and Ms. Andrea Neighbours, Fenny Kuo, Cara Lacy, William Laine, Margaret Lang, Brian and Sue Lanser, James Lapeyre Jr, Shirley Laska, Shirley Laska, Tony Laska, Diane K. Lease, Brad LeBlanc, Catherine Lemann, Chunlin Leonhard, Sandra Levick, Sarah Lewis, Elaine Leyda, JOSHUA LICHTMAN, Leo Lindner, Meg Lousteau, Sharon Lurye, Charles Maldonado, JH Maldonado, Darryl Malek-Wiley, David Marcello, Kimberly Marshall, Michael Martin, Sara Mattes, Sherri McConnell, Valerie McGinley, Daniel McGrath, Alex McKenzie, John Mclachlan, Rose Ann Miron, Suzanne-juliette Mobley, Elizabeth Monaghan, Kathryn Montgomery, Bonnie Mulholland, Anthony J. Mumphrey, Jr, David Muth, Wayne Neveu, David Newman, Ellie O’Connor, Sara Orton, Gillian Osborn, Stephen Ostertag, Janice Parmelee, Dagny Paul, Jennifer Pearl, Paulette Perrien, Stuart Phillips, Lawrence Powell, Diana Powell, Stephen Price, Beverly Rainbolt, Julia Ramsey, Otto Ramsey, Noelle Ramsey, Wade Rathke, Jonathan Remkes, Nathaniel Rich, Joanne Robbins, Cate Root, Molly Roux, Mary Rowe, Calvin D Sanders, Michelle & Kimball Schlafly, Mark Schleifstein, Karen Schroeder, Mathew Schwarzman, heather searles, Jared Serbu, John Sevenair, Tracey Sherry, Eric Skinner, Renee Slajda, Eugenie Sloss, Janet Smith, Naomi Smith, Pamela steeg, Helen Stein, Ann Stevens, Carlos Stich, Peter Stillman, Stephen Stuart, Lucy Subscriber, Catherine Sullivan, Margo Susca, Daniel Swain, Paul Tamburello, Noah Tapper, Jean Tatge, Alex Taylor, Capital City Press The Advocate, Torbjorn Tornqvist, Maria Treffinger, Maria Treffinger, Terri Troncale, Adelaide H. Villmoare, David Voreacos, David Waggonner, Margaret Walker, dolores walker, Wayne Westerfield, Jane Wholey, Richard Wilkof, Ryan Williams, Alex Woodward, JONATHAN WOOL, Amy YILDIZLI, Flynn Zaiger, Carlos L Zervigon, Anita Zervigon-Hakes

JoAnn Clevenger, Esther DeJong, Stacy Head, Stacy Head, Lorraine LeBlanc, Edward McGinnis,  Russell Daniels and Jax Robertson, Mark Stein, Linda Usdin & Steven Bingler, Harley Winer

Circle of Support (Donors $1,000 +)

Founder’s Circle
Chris Aruffo
Michael Bolan
Susan Brennan
Peris Brodsky
Karin Giger & Laurance Eustis
Leah Friedman
Gregory Holt
Jed Horne
Pam Jewson & Pete Swenson
Wilson Johns
Patricia Keegan
Carolyn Leftwich
Diana Lewis
Elizabeth Monaghan
Paul Murphy
Martin Pedersen & Maria Frank
Edouard Quatrevaux
Sandy Rosenthal
Jackie Shreves and H. Bruce Shreves

Editor’s Circle
Peris Brodsky
Benjamin Eckel
Randy Fertel
David & Deborah Gillespie
Keith Hardie & Paulette Hurdlik
Laura Lippman & David Simon
Joan Powell
Cherry & Stephen May

Chairman’s Circle
Pres Kabakoff
Jana Napoli
Ray & Bev Nichols
Roberta Gratz
Harry Shearer
Mary Zervigon

*as of Feb. 28, 2021

Tribute messages

“Evan Charles Lane Lauriat” —Phillips Lauriat and Marjory Russakoff

“In honor of Elaine Lauriat, Wesleyan Class of ’09.” —Phillips Lauriat and Marjory Russakoff

“In honor of Lane Lauriat.” —Phillips Lauriat and Marjory Russakoff

“Karen Gadbois” —Mary Rowe

“In honor of Mary Ellen Ross.” —Margaret Ross-Martin

“In memory of Jerry Romig” —Mark Romig

“In honor of Karen Gadbois.” —Mark Romig

“journalists” —Elizabeth Jane Rolling

“In honor of The Free Press” —Pam Jewson and Pete Swenson

“In honor of the incredible reporting of Matt Davis!” —Eric Jensen

“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.” —Tessa Jackson

“The staff” —Jed Horne

“In memory of Susan Linnee” —Faye Prince and Kent Prince

“In honor of Jean B. Boebel who believed in the power of clean government practices.” —Amy Jean Boebel

“All the good journalism you do!” —Kenneth Hoffman

“Truth” —Paula Hoffman

“In honor of New Orleans, city of my birth, and in pride of its and your indomitable spirit! Good luck!!” —Paula Hoffman

“In honor of Monica Edelstein & Kenneth Hoffman.” —Paula Hoffman

“the good work that you do!” —Paula Hoffman

“Jed Horne” —Barbara Hill

“The data driven and compassionate mission on behalf of ALL New Orleanians, the reporters who dig in and Anne Mueller who keeps inviting me to events. I’m in Boston but a frequent visitor.” —Paul Tamburello

“In memory of Kerry Hearns.” —Ingrid Hearns-Alexander

“In honor of Louis, Verna Mae & Kerry Hearns.” —Ingrid Hearns-Alexander

“Deb Cotton” —Jeremy Head and Stacy Head

“In-depth reporting needs” —Jeremy Head and Stacy Head

“Karen gadbois” —Jeremy Head and Stacy Head

“In honor of Steve Myers. In honor of Aida Myers’ first day of school in New Orleans.” —Lynn Bettis and Bruce Bettis

“in honor of Steve Myers” —Lynn Bettis and Bruce Bettis

“In honor of Steve Myers and his new baby Auden Flynn Myers.” —Lynn Bettis and Bruce Bettis

“In honor of the children of New Orleans.” —Lynn Bettis and Bruce Bettis

“The great work of Lens’ journalists” —Victoria Bush

“In honor of my fellow journos who take the craft seriously and remember life before blogs.” —Jewel Bush

“Lenore Stephens” —Jill Stephens

“Thankful for Bob Marshall’s environmental reporting.” —Chris Staudinger

“In honor of Linda Usdin’s birthday.” —Burka Family

“Steve Beatty” —Mildred Ball and Keith Marshall

“Thanks to Steve and the gang.” —Mildred Ball and Keith Marshall

“In honor Linda Usdin and Anne Mueller.” —Florence Andre

“In honor of Anne Mueller.” —Stephen Algero

“In memory of Mrs. Merle S. Marshall.” —Merle Albers

“good journalism” —Thomas Abrams

“Banking on the Future of The Lens campaign. Good luck! (:” —Thomas Abrams

“The tremendous work of Steve Beatty, Anne Mueller and the entire staff of The Lens” —Andy Hall / Wisconsin Watch

“In honor of Louis Nelson.” —Sue Hall

“In honor of Marion Horner” —John Groome and Mimi Horner Groome

“In honor of ace journalist Steve Beatty.” —Michael Gray

“In honor of Karen Gadbois.” —Roberta Gratz

“all of you” —Roberta Gratz

“In honor Aida Schooler.” —Karen Gadbois

“In honor of Ashley Morris.” —Clay Kirby

“In memory of Mrs. Merle S. Marshall.” —Richard and Christine Duncan

“In honor of all those affected by flooding in New Orleans and surrounding areas.” —Nancy Dinoto

“In honor of Bev Nichols.” —Lois Simpson

“In honor of Karen Gadbois.” —Laura Lippman and David Simon

“In honor of SEIU Local21 LA.” —SEIU Local 21 LA

“mom” —Aida Schooler

“In honor of the tradition of daily news in this magic and great newspaper city.” —Linda Santi

“Sally Grinspan” —Ricky Zacharias

“All of the New Orleanians that I have known, those native and those reborn here.” —Darlene Wolnik

“Roberta Brandes Gratz op-ed” —Daniel Wolff

“In honor of Karen Gadbois for her Ethics in Journalism award.” —Holly Wiseman

“My grandmother, Carmen Schaubuhut, who taught me to be an active citizen.” —Jessica Orgeron

“Bert Odem” —Sarah Odem

“In honor of W.I. “Bert” Odem.” —Sarah Odem

“In honor of Deb Cotton.” —Bev Nichols

“In honor of Ana.” —Jana Napoli

“ana napoli” —Jana Napoli

“REAL, not FAKE news.” —David Munroe

“Honesty” —Christopher Dendy

“In honor of Stephanie Grace.” —Christopher Dendy

“In honor of Karen Gadbois’ continued vision.” —Rick and Ina Davis

“Steve Myers” —Deirdre Cullen

“In honor of John McDonough, 1779 – 1850.” —Keith Crawford

“Marion Turner” —Ariella Cohen

“In honor of Portia Rotkin, my grandmother who always taught me to ask questions and pay attention.” —Ariella Cohen

“Pat Goodwin” —JoAnn Clevenger

“In honor of Nathan Bolton and Bill Chapman, former newspaper publishers.” —Nathan Chapman

“In honor of the best in the business.” —Jessica Williams

“Karen Gabois and Anne Mueller” —Jessica Williams

“In honor of Jed Horne.” —Jane Wholey

“Diana Jane Beliard” —Ralph Weymouth

“In honor of my mother, who wasn’t afraid to ask the tough questions.” —Alan Maclachlan

“Karen Gadbois” —Meg Lousteau

“In honor of Karen Gadbois.” —Meg Lousteau

“In honor of Vital Information!” —Catherine Mizell-Nelson

“In honor of Dana Eness.” —Catherine Mizell-Nelson

“Austin Lavin” —Carter Lavin

“Marta Jewson’s Lusher article” —Leo Laventhal

“Martha Jewson’s reporting on charter schools” —Leo Laventhal

“Deborah Cotton” —Anne LaRock and Dennis LaRock

“In honor of John T. O’Connor.” —Dolores Walker

“New orleans” —Stacy Souchaud

“Ann C. Byrne” —Constantine Von Hoffman

“Karen Gadbois in brown smoking a cig in the back room of Buffa’s in 2009 or after a Rising Tide panel” —Bradley Vogel

“Bill Borah” —Bradley Vogel

“Thanks for great Lycee Francais coverage this year!” —Molly Vigour

“In honor of Karen Gadbois.” —Wayne Troyer

“In honor of independent, truthful reporting.” —Barbara Forrest

“In honor of Don Theriot.” —Laurance Eustis and Karin Giger

“Rosalie Grego” —Diane Webber-Thrush

“My grandmother, Marion” —Kristine Kovach

“The First Amendment” —Carolyn Scofield

“Marta jewson” —brandon strunk

“Damian Tatum” —Michael Smith

“The Lens Staff” —Leslie Gerwin

“Victims of sexual violence” —Angela Lore

“Stephanie Stokes” —Laura Drumm

“Truth and reason” —Maureen Kroha

“Jennifer Coleman” —Jonathan Leit

“Cynthia Joyce” —Bebe Ryan

“Mike Shoemaker” —Jennifer Lutterbie

“Jovon Bell and all others threatened by OPDA” —Stephanie Lewis


“Fake Subpoenas” —Bruce Hamilton

“Walter Pierce” —Kathy Abshire

“Truth” —Daniel Manriquez

“Educational transparency” —Daniel Manriquez

“Louisiana’s Coast” —Bess Carrick

“Steve Beatty” —Tim Smith

“Paul Poorman” —Tim Smith

“New Orleans, Louisiana, and Journalistic Integrity” —Kristen Gremillion

“The lens’ reporting team!!!” —Cynthia Joyce

“ELECTION MAPS <3” —Emily Ashley

“Thanks for the NOPD/FF millage coverage map.” —Emily Ashley

“Steve Beatty” —David Voreacos

“Tommy Stewart” —Laura Stewart

“Tom Petersen” —Jim Petersen

“Donald Trump” —Cheryl Gerber

“avenue cafe” —miklos mendler

“intrepid reporters everywhere” —James Stratton

“My son, lukas” —Blair Kolb

“Phillip G Oesterman” —Tom Capps

“Steve, Karen, and Ariella” —Subscriber Subscriber

“Abigail Barnell” —Subscriber Subscriber

“Karen Gadbois: her amazing achievements and intrinsic integrity coupled with the New England work ethic. Not the least…her genius. .Go Karen!” —Subscriber Subscriber

“Betty Buckley Cochran” —Steve Cochran

“Betty Buckley Cochran, we believed in the power of the truth.” —Steve Cochran

“Karen Gadbois” —Maria Treffinger

“Bob Marshall” —Guy Seaburg

“Steve Beatty” —Matt Davis

“Armand Reginald LaPorte DeJean” —Julee LaPorte

“Jennifer Nehrbass” —Doug Nehrbass

“Pam Dashiell” —LoriAnn Girvan

“Bev Nichols’ birthday” —Linda Kocher

“Sarah Morse, who did such great work with Karen discovering all those uncut lawns.” —Jason Saul

“Bob Marshall” —Meredith Dowling

“In honor of Rachel Lee and Hannah Wolfman-Arent” —Marcus Smith

“Educational Transparency!” —Julie Sanders

“Jack Davis” —Kelly Mclaughlin Starr

“In honor of Norma Hotard, a born reporter.” —Elizabeth Scott

“cypress forests” —scott eustis

“The Courier and Daily Comet” —Keith Magill


“Native New Orleanians” —Michelle & Kimball Schlafly

“IHO our son Charles B. Maldonado reporter extraordinaire!” —David Gillespie and Deborah Gillespie

“In honor of Charles B. Maldonado” —David Gillespie and Deborah Gillespie

“Good Journalism Everywhere” —Avram Penner

“Journalism” —Colin Ash

“Gen.Robert E. Lee- I miss him.” —Edward Boasberg

“New Orleans” —Stacy Head

“In memory of Penny Eaves Becker” —Bruce Crutcher

“In memory of Robert C. Meder, Jr.” —Lynn Chao and Steve Beatty

“In gratitude to Steve Beatty.” —Lynn Chao and Steve Beatty

“In honor of Sue Mobley” —Hannah Kreiger-Benson

“Marta Jewson” —Hannah Kreiger-Benson

“Michael Stein” —Dimitri Fautsch

“Democracy” —Kate Siemens

“Marta Jewson’s awesome work” —David Newman

“Donna Lednicky” —Sean Chadwell

“Baby Ravi” —George Peddle

“Democracy not dying in darkness” —Joel Cummins

“The Lens” —Aurelie Godet

“Diana Pinckley” —Thomas Tuohy

“workshop” —laura taylor

“me” —Lisanne Brown

“Karen Gadbois (Venceremos!)” —Tom Wright

“Hurricane Katrina” —David Fischer

“Dr. Brobson Lutz” —peggy laborde

“Journalism” —Anthony Lacey

“Meg Lousteau” —Stephanie Bruno

“James Geraghty” —Vanessa Murphree

“Herbert Gettridge” —June Cross

“12 Years after Katrina” —Robert Fogarty

“Amazon Alexa” —Abram Handler

“Journalist Eric Williams” —Daniel Morrison

“Free Press” —rexter chambers

“Stephanie Stokes” —Barri Bronston

“The Lambs” —James Pagones

“The Truth” —John Stokes