Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans (DCSNO)
was awarded a three-year, $350,000 Humana Communities Benefit grant from the Humana Foundation. DSCNO will use the grant to establish a New Orleans Diabetes Prevention Program. The Humana Foundation was formed in 1981 as the nonprofit philanthropic arm of the health insurance company.
The Fore!Kids Foundation
awarded $100,000 to New Orleans Children's Hospital on Oct. 1. The foundation raised the money during the Zurich Classic golf tournament and other fundraisers. Formed in 1958, the foundation has helped raise more than $30 million for health organizations in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.
The Trombone Shorty Foundation and Life Is Good
donated trombones, trumpets, music stands and chairs to students at Warren Easton Charter High School on Oct. 5 as part of Life Is Good's Optimism Tour, which has raised more than $1 million for students throughout the U.S. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, a Warren Easton graduate, created his foundation in 2013 to support music education programs.
Theresa Adderley, Lisa Crinel, Rhonda Maberry and Sheila Mathieu
pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Oct. 2 to health care fraud charges in a scheme in which Crinel's Abide Home Care Services overcharged or misdiagnosed patients in order to receive thousands of dollars in Medicare reimbursements and kickbacks. Crinel faces up to 15 years in prison, Adderley and Maberry each face up to five years, and Mathieu faces up to one year when they are sentenced in January 2016.