NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation

The recipient entity's physical address:
           320 Metairie Hammond Hwy
Metairie, LA 70005


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           320 Metairie Hammond Hwy
Metairie, LA 70005


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          In the 1988 Articles of Incorporation, R. Christian Johnson is listed as the incorporator.

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  9835

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $544,020

What type of request is this?  General Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Following are the Volunteer Executive Committee members of the GNOSF Board of Directors:

Philip B. Sherman, GNOSF Chairman
2300 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163-2300

Paul R. Valteau, Jr., GNOSF Vice-Chairman
1010 Common St., Suite 2700
New Orleans, LA 70112

Kevin M. Bennett, GNOSF Secretary
42 Pelham Dr.
Metairie, LA 70005

David R. Sherman, GNOSF Immediate Past Chair
One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1100
Metairie, LA 70001

Arnold Baker
2800 Frenchman St.
New Orleans 70122

Thomas Capella
4928 Jasper St.
Metairie, LA 70006

Lawrence Chehardy
One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1100
Metairie, LA 70001

Don Davidson
421 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Malcolm Ehrhardt
365 Canal Street, Suite 1750
New Orleans, La 70130

Patsy Green
4925 James Drive
Metairie, LA 70003

David Guzan, Jr
67252 Industry Lane
Covington, LA 70433

Diane Hollis
521 Baronne St, Unit 401A
New Orleans, LA 70113

Louis Lupin
One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1100
Metairie, LA 70001

David Payton
6029 Wingate Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122

Vincent Palumbo
2329 Edenborn Avenue
Metairie, LA 70001

Joseph Raspanti
3900 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 1470
Metairie, LA 70002

Amy Reimer
221 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Ashton Ryan
210 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Doug Thornton
SMG Properties, Sugar Bowl Drive
New Orleans, LA 70112

Warner Williams
100 Northpark Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433

John J. Cicero, President/CEO oversees day to day operations of the Sports Foundation and its employees


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           To provide funding for operations and management of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and its events, an organization whose mission and goals have a public benefit to the State of Louisiana through the attraction and management of major sporting events that bring significant economic impact and positive media exposure.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $544,020

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          To bid upon, coordinate and manage sporting events on behalf of the state of Louisiana for the economic benefit of local, regional, and state businesses and our citizens. The State‚Äôs economy will benefit and the State will receive positive media recognition associated with the sporting events secured by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. GNOSF events not only increase visitation to Louisiana but also improve the public perception of Louisiana as a travel, sport and recreation destination.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The goals are to assist in continuation of the operation of the GNOSF in order to keep the events currently under contract and to continue to bid upon future events. These events, as well as the future events to be awarded, bring much needed economic benefits as well as generate positive publicity for the State and City.
The objectives are to retain the GNOSF experienced employees; manage and market the events that are currently awarded; continue to bid upon, secure and implement future events; create economic opportunities for area businesses and the State overall; and, generate much needed positive publicity.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Ongoing annually

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation board membership is voluntary and members receive no compensation.

For the purpose of full disclosure, local elected or appointed public officials serving on the board are listed below:
Thomas Capella, Assessor, Jefferson Parish; 4928 Jasper St.,
Metairie, LA 70006
Ken Marroccoli; Kenner Dir of Parks & Recreation, 1801 Williams Blvd, Kenner, La 70062

    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 N/A

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               N/A

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                N/A

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 N/A

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               N/A


Contact Information
name:  John J. Cicero 
                                       address:  320 Metairie Hammond Hwy
Metairie, LA 70005

                                       phone:  504-525-5678
                                       fax:  504-324-0948
                                       e-mail:  jcicero@gnosf.org
                                       relationship to entity:  President/CEO