NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans, inc

The recipient entity's physical address:
           123 State Street
New Orleans, LA
70118


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           123 State Street
New Orleans, LA
70118


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  8941

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $4,205,100

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay 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:
           Renee Vidrine
President
Lighthouse Louisiana
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Dr. Marie D. Acierno Services Chair LSU Health Sciences Center Neuro-Ophthalmology Program Director 9032 Perkins Road
Mr. Harry Ballard The Typewriter Shop 4466 Perrault Walk
Mr. David Beach Whitney Bank Home: 6620 Boone Ave.
Mr. Quin Breland Attorney 4210 Bienville Street
Ms. Nicki Candies Otto Candies, Inc. Director of Regulatory Affairs 340 S. Diamond Street
Mr. Brian J. Capitelli, Vice Chair Capitelli & Wicker Partner 1100 Poydras Street, Ste. 2950
Ms. McKenzie Lovelace Coco FSC Interactive President 1943 Sophie Wright Place
Ms. Tabatha George Secretary Fisher & Phillips, LLP Attorney 201 St. Charles Avenue Suite 3710
Mr. Alex H. Glaser Phelps & Dunbar Attorney 365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
Mr. H. Elder Gwin Legislative Chair Whitney Bank Vice President Corporate Banking 228 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 228
Dr. Eric Johnson Urban Regeneration Advisors 3702 S. Saratoga Street
Mr. Paul Jordan Black Bag Technologies Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Keith Katz Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Stock Broker 280 Fairway Drive
Mr. Gordon Kolb Development Co Chair GHK Developments President 1444 State Street
Mr. Michael LeBourgeois NGP Energy Technology Partners Managing Director 5515 Hurst Street
Dr. Alejandro Leon Children’s Hospital Pediatric Ophthalmology 200 Henry Clay Avenue
Mr. Joseph S. Mann, Jr. Retail Specialists Principal 5509 Camp Street
Pastor Gregory Manning Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Pastor Home: 11 Marlborough Gate Place, Apt. F
Mr. Paul Masinter Chair Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann 546 Carondelet Street
Ms. Julie Nosser Capital One 751 Spring Thyme Drive
Dr. Patrick Sean O’Sullivan Retina Specialty Institute 2712 Esplanade Avenue
Ms. Susan Pereira Nominating Chair Iberia Bank Sr. Vice President 601 Poydras Street, Ste. 2075
Mr. James Perrier Event Chair Perrier Party Rentals President 109 Industrial Avenue
Mr. James Reiss Development Co Chair Johnson Rice & Company Equity Sales 639 Loyola Avenue, Ste. 2775
Rev. Hill Riddle 1515 Robert Street
Mr. Matt Roger Finance Chair Roger & Associates Managing Member 3637 Canal Street
Mr. W. Gaines Seaman, III Stirling Properties Commercial Agent 312 W. William David Pkwy.
James Slaton BR Advisory Chair Stone Pigman 301 Main Street, Ste. 1150
Mr. Lamar Villere Treasurer Villere & Co. Portfolio Manager 601 Poydras Street, Ste. 1808


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The funds are to be used for equipment, facility improvements, and a new warehouse that will create new job opportunities for people who are blind. Lighthouse has a 100-year history of employing citizens with severe vision impairment in jobs that pay competitive wages, offer full benefits, and include retirement. This project will help expand Lighthouse’s government contract manufacturing venture with commensurate expansion of employment.

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. . . . . . . $0

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?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The funds are to be used for equipment, facility improvements, and a new warehouse that will create new job opportunities for people who are blind. As the federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund is imperiled, blind Louisianans are facing a dim future unless quality employment options are available. Lighthouse has a 100-year history of employing citizens with severe vision impairment in jobs that pay competitive wages, offer full benefits, and include retirement. This project will help expand Lighthouse’s government contract manufacturing venture with commensurate expansion of employment.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          To sustain current employment for people with disabilities and to grow new jobs for people who are blind, we are working diligently to diversify our customer base. The goal of this project is economic development. By purchasing a new machine, creating a new warehouse to stock that machine, and renovating existing space to house the machine, we will be increasing our capacity and creating new jobs for people who are blind.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Project will be complete by end of 2018

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:
                
    
     (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:
                

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

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

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: 
               

(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:
              

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

          What is the nature of the relationship? 

(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:
                

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


Contact Information
name:  Anne Jayes 
                                       address:  123 State Street
                                       phone:  5048994501
                                       fax: 
                                       e-mail:  ajayes@lighthouselouisiana.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Director of Public Policy & Communications