The now abandoned gas station on Lee Circle will be transformed into a center for nonprofit and philanthropic work. The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) unveiled plans, including future renderings, today on site during a press briefing.
“The new Greater New Orleans Foundation building will be a beautiful addition to the architecture on Lee Circle, helping greatly to revitalize this historic site,” said New Orleans City Council member LaToya Cantrell. “Having a prominent center for philanthropy in the city’s downtown area will also increase visibility for the nonprofit community and all the great work they’re doing in the city and region.”
In addition to the space enabling GNOF to expand its highly successful Organizational Effectiveness initiative, the center for philanthropy will be a hub for nonprofits through the city. To date, over 250 nonprofits have participated in approximately 100 workshops held by GNOF.
“Not only does the Greater New Orleans Foundation encourage local philanthropy, we also bring the community together for collective problem solving,” said Phyllis M. Taylor, former chair of the Greater New Orleans Foundation and co-chair of the Imagine Greater Campaign. “From arts and culture to education to the environment, the nonprofit community serves many needs in Greater New Orleans. The new headquarters will help bring together all those who share a vision for a greater region.”
For more information, gnof.org/centerforphilanthropy.