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Hyatt Regency New Orleans
donated nearly $1,200 for the Susan G. Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure through the month of October. The hotel donated a portion of sales from a Breast Cancer Awareness Month cocktail and held a bake sale among staff members with all proceeds benefiting the organization.


Rupa and Tarun "TJ" Jolly
donated $3 million to Isidore Newman School to help fund construction of a new science building. The school was founded in 1903 and teaches students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It plans to open the GreenTrees Early Childhood Village early learning facility in fall 2015.


Central Lafourche High School, St. Augustine High School and Riverside Academy
were named winners of Popeye's second annual "Popeyes Loves That Music" contest, in which dozens of schools submitted recordings of their bands performing a New Orleans-inspired song. Each school received a check for $10,000. The schools received the awards at a Nov. 19 ceremony.


Alternatives Living Inc.,
a state- and federally funded nonprofit organization established to benefit the homeless and disabled, was revealed by Fox 8 reporter Lee Zurik on Nov. 12 to owe $1.3 million in taxes, penalties and interest. The nonprofit spent tens of thousands of dollars on fine dining, entertainment, travel and personal expenses, all with money from the organization's bank account.

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