NGO Funding Request


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

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


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          1920 charter not legible

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

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $4,300,000

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:
           Dr. Marie D. Acierno
LSU Health Sciences Center
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Program Director
9032 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Cell: 225-768-5816
Fax: 225-768-5838
Email: macier@lsuhsc.edu


Mr. Harry Ballard
The Typewriter Shop
4466 Perrault Walk
New Orleans, LA 70127
Office: 504-242-7543
Cell: 504-723-6405
Home: 504- 244-3159
Email: thetypewritershop@hotmail.com


Mr. David Beach
Whitney Bank
Home: 6620 Boone Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Cell: 225-266-6087
Fax: 225-248-7469
Email: david.beach@whitneybank.com

Mr. Quin Breland
Attorney
4210 Bienville Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Cell: 504-717-4864
Email: quinbreland@gmail.com


Ms. Nicki Candies
340 S. Diamond Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Cell: 504-559-3114
Email: nicki@ottocandies.com


Mr. Brian J. Capitelli
CHAIR ELECT
Partner, Capitelli & Wicker
1100 Poydras Street, Ste. 2950
New Orleans, LA 70163
Office: 504-582-2425
Email: brian@capitelliandwicker.com

Ms. McKenzie Lovelace Coco
FSC Interactive
President
1943 Sophie Wright Place
New Orleans, LA 70130
Office: 504-894-8011
Fax: 504-894-8012
Email: mckenzie@fscinteractive.com


Ms. Carli Fried – Auxiliary President
Disability Program Mgr/Secty.
US Army Corps of Engineers
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Office: 504-862-2389
Home: 504-834-7982
Cell 261-1800
Email: carlifried@yahoo.com


Ms. Tabatha George
SECRETARY
Attorney
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Suite 3710
201 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70170
Office: 504-529-3845
E-mail: tgeorge@laborlawyers.com


Mr. Alex H. Glaser
Attorney
Phelps & Dunbar
Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70130-6534
Office: 504-584-9292
Fax: 504-568-9130
E-mail: alex.glaser@phelps.com


Mr. H. Elder Gwin
Vice President Corporate Banking
Whitney Bank
228 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 228
New Orleans, LA 70130-2602
Office: 504-586-3623
Email:
elder.gwin@whitneybank.com

Dr. Eric Johnson
Urban Regeneration Advisors
3702 S. Saratoga Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Cell: 504-266-8698
Email
eric@urbanregenerationadvisors.com


Mr. Paul Jordan
Chief Financial Officer
Black Bag Technologies
1022 Dufossat Street
New Orleans LA 70115
Cell: 415-272-8030
Email: paul@blackbagtech.com

Mr. Keith Katz
Stock Broker
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
280 Fairway Drive
New Orleans, La 70124
Office: 504-585-3902
Cell: 504-430-2329
Email: Keith.Katz@morganstanley.com


Mr. Gordon Kolb
1444 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Office: 504-866-7300
Cell: 504-616-7296
Fax: 504-866-7307
Email: gordo@ghkinc.com

Mr. Michael LeBourgeois
Managing Director
NGP Energy Technology Partners
5515 Hurst Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Office: 504-586-3848
Email: Michael@ngpetp.com


Dr. Alejandro Leon
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Children’s Hospital
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Home: 504-202-6765
Email: aleon@chnola.org




Mr. Joseph S. Mann, Jr.
Principal – Retail Specialists
5509 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Cell: 504-957-1363
Email: jmann@verdadrealestate.com


Pastor Gregory Manning
Pastor
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Home: 11 Marlborough Gate Place, Apt. F
New Orleans, LA 70115
Mobile:. 913-940-5713
Email: gmanning1973@yahoo.com


Mr. Paul Masinter
CHAIR
Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann
546 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Office: 504-593-0882
Fax: 504-596-0882
Email:
pmasinter@stonepigman.com

Louella Renee Vidrine
CEO
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Rick Krohn
Vice President of Manufacturing
123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Expanding employment opportunities for people who are blind by building additional manufacturing space to house paper towel making equipment. Products produced on this equipment will be sold to both government and commercial customers.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $4,300,000
          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 Lighthouse fosters independence and self reliance in people with disabilities through education, training, and employment. The construction and equipment purchased with these Capital Outlay funds will provide additional opportunities for employment and training for people who are blind while the revenues generated will be used to provide education, training, and employment placement for people with all disabilities.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Expand manufacturing facility.
Purchase high speed paper towel manufacturing equipment.
Provide on the job training in high speed packaging and paper converting to 8-10 people with disabilities.
Employ 8-10 people with disabilities in the manufacture of paper towels in New Orleans.
Demonstrate capabilities of people with disabilities to other businesses in the region.
Provide ongoing trial work experiences for people with disabilities as necessary


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           18 months to build and install equipment/employment should begin in 18 months and ongoing

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:  Renee Vidrine 
                                       address:  123 State Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

                                       phone:  504-899-4501
                                       fax:  504-895-4162
                                       e-mail:  rvidrine@lhb.org
                                       relationship to entity:  CEO