Foundation for Louisiana 11 years later: A message from the president and CEO

Lousiana’s

"As our mission has evolved, the old challenges remain and new ones arise, and so we are honored to continue to be a partner and a neighbor with Louisiana’s people as we all join hands in response to these latest floods." -- Flozell Daniels, Jr.

Dear FFL friends and community,

Last year’s memorable and emotional 10-year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levees stood as a touchstone of work accomplished and yet to be achieved in delivering on the promise of an equitable and inclusive recovery. Today, Foundation for Louisiana continues to stand with its partners and Louisiana’s people as we observe the 11-year mark today — faced with constant reminders of the changing landscape. We saw it in the spring floods that compromised many parts of north Louisiana. We see it in the recent, catastrophic floods across multiple south Louisiana parishes. We even feel it with each passing report of tropical storms developing in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

We were born out of those floodwaters as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, and some five years later, evolved into Foundation for Louisiana as a way to focus on investing in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build safer and stronger communities statewide. As our mission has evolved, the old challenges remain and new ones arise, and so we are honored to continue to be a partner and a neighbor with Louisiana’s people as we all join hands in response to these latest floods.

In turn, we ask you to join us and support the work of the people’s recovery. Your tax-deductible gift can effectively support the foundation’s ongoing commitment to through the Strategic Flood Response Fund to help families get back in their homes and restart their lives, or our One Louisiana Fund to help stoke local economies by supporting Baton Rouge and surrounding area small businesses get back on their feet.

Together we can do this — making Louisiana a stronger and more just state for everyone.

Respectfully,

Flozell Daniels, Jr.
President & CEO
Foundation for Louisiana