A holiday message from Flozell Daniels, Jr.
We ask that you support joy and justice this holiday season. Your generous donation will help us meet our goals around building stronger and more sustainable communities statewide.
At Foundation for Louisiana joy and justice are deeply held values, particularly as we consider the past year’s work and look forward to 2018. We strongly believe that experiencing joy and realizing justice are birthrights for every person across Louisiana. In joy and justice, we find the community wisdom, spirit, and culture that exemplify our home. We deserve joy. We deserve justice. Our communities, our neighborhoods, and our people deserve joy and justice.
Yet joyful living and just outcomes for Louisianans are under constant attack. Whether it’s economies that are developed without inclusive participation from the most marginalized, the impact of structural oppression on an individual’s ability to prepare for disaster, or the sparse attention given to the need for safe and affordable housing. From LGBTQ Louisianans having their lives diminished at every turn, to the effects of coastal erosion and land loss on many Louisianans, to navigating the country’s worst criminal justice system. Our communities deserve better.
Every day Foundation for Louisiana works to change these realities by investing in people and practices that strengthen efforts that make joy and justice possible. We are grateful for the bold partnership of our community in addressing these injustices and creating spaces for us to collectively understand and act on the promise of justice. We know that the opportunity to heal our communities and create prosperity lies in our ability to have justice as a matter of course, and to claim joy in the face of hardship.
We have enjoyed an incredible year of successes, in which we:
- Advocated for justice reinvestment that led to historic criminal-justice reforms
- Partnered with the State of Louisiana to draft coastal-adaptation projects in six parishes through LA SAFE
- Trained community leaders and activists through our LEAD Program
We ask that you support joy and justice this holiday season. Your generous donation will help us meet our goals around building stronger and more sustainable communities statewide. As we prepare for end-of-year giving, let’s commit to giving boldly. To make your tax-deductible donation, please click here.
Thank you in advance for your gift, for your generous commitment to joy and justice. We wish you and your family the very best this holiday season!
Yours in Joy and in Justice,
Flozell Daniels, Jr.
President & CEO