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The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
awarded $15 million to Tulane University to establish the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. The center will invite Tulane staff and students and community members to work together to help solve environmental, education and health care issues. It also will host Taylor Social Innovation Fellows invited by the university as visiting professors.

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Folwell Dunbar,
principal of Young Audience Charter School in Gretna, was among 20 nationwide recipients of a Champion Creatively Alive Children grant from Crayola and the National Association of  Elementary School Principals. The $2,500 award (and $1,000 worth of Crayola products) will benefit arts education projects to be shared with other educators.

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Megan Holt,
project leader with One Book One New Orleans, was named the 2014 Literacy Champion of Greater New Orleans by the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans. One Book One New Orleans campaigns for literacy in New Orleans by organizing a citywide reading and hosting other similar events. The Alliance connects people to literacy resources in New Orleans.

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The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts
recently donated 15 new Steinway upright pianos to the LSU School of Music. The donations were made possible by the sale of a limited-edition print by the late Cajun "Blue Dog" artist George Rodrigue. The foundation used proceeds from the print sales to purchase the pianos from the Hall Piano Co. of Metairie, which gave additional financial support to the project.


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