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The Children's Hospital Telethon
raised $2.1 million during its 32nd annual event May 30-31. The event raises funds for the hospital's medical and surgical equipment needs and has generated more than $30 million since its inception in 1984. The 2015 event, which aired on WDSU-TV, exceeded last year's fundraising total by more than $57,000.



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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center employees
donated 1,142 pounds of food to Giving Hope NOLA, a charity network supporting dozens of New Orleans-based organizations, including the Food Pantry of New Orleans. Convention Center employees participated in a "CANstruction" food drive contest to build sculptures with canned goods.



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Norma Jean Mattei,
an engineering professor at the University of New Orleans, has been named president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers for 2016. She will be inducted during the group's annual conference in New York in October. She will be only the third woman to lead the group in its more than 160-year history.



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2015 Gold Medal Chef
recipients include Oxlot 9's Jeffrey Hansell; Root's Phillip Lopez; Tableau's Gus Martin; Peche's Ryan Prewitt; and Alon Shaya of Domenica, Pizza Domenica and Shaya. The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation will honor the chefs at its fourth annual Gold Medal Chef gala June 24.

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