NEW ORLEANS — For the 39th year, Family Service of Greater New Orleans, an agency that works to strengthen the emotional health and self-sufficiency of families, has named 10 of the city’s most outstanding individuals who gave of their time to support local, nonprofit causes during the past year.
Honorees, drawn from media, health care, finance, law, metals, energy and the arts, will be celebrated at the Family Service Outstanding Persons Awards Ceremony and Gala at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park.
“All of this year’s individual recipient’s along with one corporation are truly outstanding members of our community, and each has demonstrated extraordinary achievements which have enhanced the quality of life in the greater New Orleans Region,” gala chairwoman Jackie Sullivan.
Gala tickets can be purchased online at http://www.fsgno.org or by calling (504) 827-4003.
The following individuals will be honored:
- Carol Asher has an extensive record in professional marketing and development for New Orleans’ nonprofit organizations, raising millions of dollars for organizations to improve the quality of life and economic climate. She currently heads fund development for the Youth Empowerment Project and has worked with 504ward, Tipitina’s Foundation and the Legacy Donor Foundation.
- Susan Brennan is a property developer who has built condominium complexes and movie production facilities for New Orleans’ burgeoning film industry. She is also president of boards of the Newcomb Art Gallery and the U.S. Biennial, which is producing Prospect 3. Brennan also serves on the boards of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Arts Council, Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association and Metropolitan Crime Commission.
- Joan Coulter has a long career of service to the greater New Orleans community. As trustee of the Reily Foundation, she has been instrumental in awarding grants to local civic, cultural and charitable organizations. She serves on the boards of the Foundation for Science & Math Education, Lagniappe Academies, L’Union Francaise, Neighborhood Development Foundation, New Orleans Opera and the advisory board of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Clancy DuBos is a media advocate for local civic and charitable organizations with particular emphasis on those affecting education. Since 1981, he has written an award-winning political column for Gambit Weekly and now delivers weekly commentary on WWL-TV. DuBos is known for his outspokenness on post-Katrina recovery issues and efforts to rebuild Holy Cross High School. He chaired his alma mater’s board after the storm, helping in the school’s relocation and redevelopment of its former Ninth Ward campus.
- Entergy, as part of its contributions to the community, has provided 100,000 meals through Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast Louisiana, partnered with Teach for America to provide teachers to 40,000 children in southeast Louisiana and supported expansion of 70 miles of bike lanes and pedestrian walkways in New Orleans.
- Hardy Fowler is a former managing partner of KPMG/New Orleans and director of Hancock Holding Co., who devotes much of his retirement to helping charities. Fowler served on the Governor’s Economic Development Task Force, which assisted in rebuilding the local economy post-Katrina. He currently sits on the boards of the Bureau of Governmental Research, Junior Achievement Education Foundation and Lambeth House. Fowler was honored as Rex 2012.
- Timothy B. Francis is counsel to the New Orleans law firm of Sher, Garner, Cahill, Richter, Klein & Hilbert where his practice concentrates in commercial litigation and business transactions. He serves on the Lionel Hampton National Advisory Board and is a member of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sugar Bowl, Percent for Art Committee and Metropolitan Crime Commission. Francis is also active with Stevie Wonder’s Ten Billion Hearts Foundation.
- Cynthia M. Molyneux worked for 42 years with the McMoRan Exploration Co. and as president of Freeport-McMoRan Foundation during the post-Katrina period, managing a multimillion-dollar charitable budget. She is now executive director of the James R. Moffett Family Foundation and vice president of Moffett Holdings LLC. Molyneux serves on the board of the Boy Scouts of America, Crimestoppers and as a mentor to Horatio Alger National College Scholarship Award recipients.
- Anne Flower Redd is a community leader and board member of the Louisiana State Museum, Louisiana Museum Foundation, Ochsner-Baptist Medical Center, WYES-TV, Legacy Donor Foundation, Preservation Resource Center, LSU Department of Psychiatry Advisory Council, Longue Vue House and Gardens and Lambeth House. A member of Citizens for One Greater New Orleans and a Woman of the Storm, she traveled to Washington, D.C., post-Katrina to lobby Congress to provide recovery funds to New Orleans.
- Charlie Young has been involved in fundraising for Baptist Community Ministries and its predecessor organizations since 1988, the year he became president of the Baptist Hospital Foundation. When Southern Baptist Hospital was sold, he helped transform it into one of Louisiana’s largest private foundations. Young is now president of Christian Health Ministries Foundation (formerly Baptist Hospital Foundation).