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Capital One
donated $10,000 in Regional Transit Authority (RTA) public transit tokens for students at Delgado Community College's Dual Enrollment program (for high school students taking college credits) and the Single Stop program, which provides legal and financial help to prevent people from dropping out of school to handle other priorities.


The Cargill Company
donated $7,350 to the New Orleans Women's Shelter through its Cargill Cares Program, in which Cargill employees and retirees volunteer assistance to programs worldwide. The donation to the shelter benefits its education program, transportation assistance and child care.


Morgan Stanley
donated $50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to benefit its School Pantry Program, which provides low-income families with access to healthy food. The program started last year and will expand to two schools in the New Orleans area. Morgan Stanley will award more than $4 million over three years to food pantries across the country.


Marcia Peterson,
executive director of the housing and economic development nonprofit organization CDC 58:12, pleaded guilty Aug. 27 to using $87,000 in federal grants, withdrawn from the organization's bank account, for gambling and personal expenses. Peterson also fraudulently received more than $4,000 in Louisiana Workforce Commission unemployment insurance benefits. She faces more than 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

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