Son of a Saint reached one of the most prodigious milestones in its organizational history:
The completion of constructing and opening an inclusive home that will welcome generations of young men.
The Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee Jr. Center, A Home for Our Boys, is a safe space, a hub for growth, and a launchpad for relationships that will last a lifetime.
When I founded Son of a Saint in 2011, I had an ambitious vision and paired that with a heavy dose of persistence. With meaningful, generous, and consistent support from my friends and family in those early years, I was able to keep the inspiration, passion, and drive to continue fighting the good fight to bring Son of a Saint to life. In 2022, we saw a major component of that vision come to life with milestones accomplished and dreams realized.
We doubled the number of mentees enrolled in our program, and we graduated a new class of mentees from high school, all with postsecondary plans in place, ranging from Tulane University, the Art Institute of Chicago and Florida A&M University, to Louisiana State University, Southern University, Grambling University to Louisiana Tech University and University of Louisiana Lafayette.
Our team closed out a $5.1 million capital campaign to complete construction and proudly open the doors of our new headquarters, officially known as The Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee Jr. Center, which is better known as A Home for Our Boys or “The Clubhouse.” The ability to fully activate and optimize The Clubhouse has been a game changer for our boys and the Son of a Saint team. We have programs and activities each day of the week, from study hall, to ACT prep, to nutrition and cooking classes, to robotics, to college prep sessions — and so much more.
Son of a Saint also had a record-setting summer in 2022. We provided opportunities for 85 mentees to attend summer camp, we provided travel experiences for 20 mentees in DC and New York City, and we implemented academic support to help mentees stay on track for the next grade. We also provided tuition assistance to 100 boys, helping them sustain momentum in their school careers at their respective academic institutions.
In 2022, Son of a Saint traveled to Ghana in Africa, with 20 high school-aged mentees, marking our second trip to Ghana since 2019. The experience was nothing short of eye-opening and life-changing, leaving an indelible impression on the trip’s participants. Our mentees returned with a new perspective on the world, increased maturity, and refreshed purpose and drive.
As we move forward through 2023 and into the years ahead, we have more meaningfully transformative work to do as we uplift and encourage the 200 mentees in our program now, including the more than 30 program graduates.
That’s 200 young minds, 200 dreams, and 200 futures.
Our services deepen and our connections strengthen as we look ahead to continue providing mentorship, education, life skills experience and so much more — therapy sessions, internships, travel experiences, academic scholarships and support. We are providing real impact in real time for these young men’s real lives.
BIVIAN “SONNY” LEE III
Founder + CEO, Son of a Saint
We doubled the number of mentees enrolled in our program, and we graduated a new class of mentees from high school, all with postsecondary plans in place.
EACH YEAR, SON OF A SAINT SELECTS A GROUP OF BOYS AGES 10-12 TO ENTER OUR PROGRAM AND THE CONNECTION REMAINS INTO THEIR EARLY ADULTHOOD
These young men are fatherless due to their father’s death, incarceration, deportation or single motherhood, and are often boys in crisis.
Son of a Saint employs a holistic approach, using a network of volunteers and partner agencies that enable us to address every boy’s individual needs. Each boy remains an official mentee until he is 21, but the connections remain, and we continue to advise and support him in the years of adulthood that follow.
Our goal is to graduate self-sufficient, independent thinkers who are leaders and who give back to their community.
WHO We Serve
Racial minorities 95%
Ages 10-21 in more than 85 schools
Black or African American
42% Latino 6%
Have an income of less than $12,000 per year
Qualify for free/reduced lunch 80%
2+ Races 5% White 5%
Defensive Driving & Mandatory Reporting
Training provided to Son of a Saint drivers
Time saved for Son of a Saint moms and guardians is equivalent to 4 work weeks per year.
The Son of a Saint model is holistic and responsive, founded on an enduring mentee-mentor relationship. We support every facet of boys’ lives with programming that meets boys where they are based on specific needs and circumstances. The result is a formula for success tailored to each boy.
Son of a Saint’s Logic Model demonstrates how each element of our program leads to specific outcomes – and ultimately to a successful and healthy adult life.
FATHERLESS BOYS, AGES 10-21
SON OF A SAINT STAFF GROUP ACTIVITIES
+ Enrollment and retention
+ Number of pairings
+ Number of mentee outings
+ Number of boys participating in 2+ activities per month
SON OF A SAINT LEADERSHIP MENTAL HEALTH
+ Number of counseling hours
+ Crisis intervention
VOLUNTEERS CASE WORK
FUNDERS & SPONSORS
+ Number of scholarships
+ Number of tutoring sessions
+ Number of trips per year
+ Number of camps attended
+ Number of referrals/ resources
+ Number of seniors applying to a post secondary education program
+ Number of internships/jobs
MID-TERM Age 14-18
HIGH SCHOOL READY COLLEGE READY
+ Increased support network
+ Improved ability to manage emotions
+ Fewer unhealthy behaviors
+ Positive conduct at school, home, ex tracurricular, and/or in the community
+ Increased access to services
+ Enrolling in high school that matches interests and academic/social needs
+ Sustained positive support network
+ Sustained social and emotional health
+ Sustained good conduct
+ Increased awareness of legal rights / decreased interactions with legal system
+ Increased knowledge and readiness for postsecondary education
LONG-TERM Age 18+
SUCCESSFUL & HEALTHY LIFE
+ Mentees go to college/ post-secondary school
+ Mentees complete college/post-secondary school
+ Mentees are employed in mid-or high-skilled positions
+ Mentees engage in personally-fulfilling activities
+ Mentees maintain connection to Son of a Saint and return to volunteer
When I first met Sonny [Son of a Saint’s Founder + CEO] in 2010, I remember thinking that his vision for Son of a Saint was not only necessary, but critical– and with the right resources, partnerships, and support, the program could serve as a model for how to spark generational change for New Orleans’ young people. Needless to say, I signed on immediately.
Since then, I have been consistently encouraged and inspired by the organization’s work and dedication to tackling some of our city’s greatest challenges head-on.
When I stepped into the role of Board Chairman at the start of 2022, we had just made it through two of the most unprecedented, unpredictable years in recent history. While the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to shutter youth-serving organizations and programs across the country, Son of a Saint responded with strength, never pausing, or diluting critical services for the young men we serve. In fact, against all odds, Son of a Saint found ways to grow like never before and overcame barriers to achieve great success.
By the end of 2022, Son of a Saint reached its highest enrollment of 204 young men; graduated over 30 mentees; expanded education, mental health, and postsecondary services for all mentees; and opened
the Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee, Jr. Center– the permanent headquarters for its program. None of these milestone achievements would have been possible without the collective efforts of our community.
As I reflect on the first year of my tenure as Board Chairman, I’m filled with immense pride and gratitude for my fellow Board members, Son of a Saint’s dynamic staff and dedicated volunteers, and the partners who made transformational investments in our program when our boys needed it most. In the face of so much uncertainty, our network remained constant, showing their dedication to achieving exceptional outcomes for the young men we serve day-in and day-out.
Today, the need for Son of a Saint’s mission has never been clearer or more urgent. The challenges facing New Orleans’ youth are numerous. Covid learning loss, neighborhood violence, poverty, and the increased prevalence of anxiety and depression indicate a need for us to lean in and show up strong once again. Son of a Saint is dedicated to doing just that.
There are great needs to be met, and many exciting opportunities ahead of us, and I know Son of a Saint is up to the challenge. Thank you for your unwavering support.
When I stepped into the role of Board Chairman at the start of 2022, we had just made it through two of the most unprecedented, unpredictable years in recent history.
Chairman,Son of a Saint
SUPPORT It takes a village
SON OF A SAINT TEAM
Volunteers-mentors, tutors, coaches
Mental Health Team
As I approach my 3-year mark as the Chief Operating Financial Officer for Son of a Saint, I am thrilled to announce that 2022 was a year filled with vital experiences and opportunities for our entire Son of a Saint network. These experiences have played a significant role in our growth and success. As a result, our organizational performance remains outstanding, positioning us for a strong and promising future ahead.
I am proud to share that we experienced notable financial and operational accomplishments in 2022, raising a remarkable $4.5 million in operating revenue. Our dedication to programming is evident, as more than 70% of our expenses were allocated towards it, and we continuously strive to enhance this number. Additionally, we successfully grew our assets from $10.7 million to $12 million. It is worth noting that approximately 52% of our donated revenues, which amounted to $2,885,709, came from 15 individual and corporate donors primarily located in the city of New Orleans.
We appreciate the commitment and support of our volunteers. In the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022, they generously contributed approximately 2,225 hours of their time. Based on volunteer rates, this amounts to an estimated value of over $52,000. Their selfless contributions play a crucial role in our organization’s success and the positive impact we make in our community.
Starting in July 2022, we officially moved into our new permanent headquarters, The Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee, Jr. Center, located at 2803 St. Philip St. in the heart of Mid-City, New Orleans. As the project manager of the renovation, I am incredibly grateful to Ochsner Health, Hancock Whitney, Trapolin-Peer Architects, Broadmoor Construction, and countless other partners and contributors for believing in us and supporting our vision. This ‘Home For Our Boys’ has created a hub for our mentees
to bond, engage, learn, and develop life skills in one familiar location, while enabling us to provide better services to our staff, improving the overall Son of a Saint experience.
I am also happy to report that our building project was completed on time and within budget, which was a tremendous accomplishment, particularly when accounting for unforeseen supply chain issues, as well as the impacts of Hurricane Ida.
Our team was also successful in qualifying the Son of a Saint headquarters building with $602,000 in historical tax credits and we sold them at face value (100%). As soon as renovation work was completed on the building, we strategized and then embarked on acquiring a duplex across the street to enable us to increase the number of mentees and staff we can support overall.
Our mentorship model remains one of our core programs, and we are proud to report that it continues to be highly successful. We currently have more than 193 active volunteer mentors, and 85% of our mentees have shown improvement in academic performance, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing. We continue to expand our program offerings to ensure our mentees have the tools and resources they need to succeed.
Lastly, we were able to add several new strategic positions, including a Logistics Coordinator to more efficiently manage the transportation of mentees across our range of programming activities. We also brought on a Senior Accountant to assist with improving our accounting standards and reporting. These critical hires continue to yield positive results throughout the organization.
Overall, 2022 proved to be a dynamic and successful year for Son of a Saint. Our team looks forward to continuing to serve our community in the years ahead.OLA ADEGBOYE Chief Operating Officer/CFO
Throughout 2022, we proudly welcomed 33 new mentees to the Son of a Saint family. Our entire team looks forward to embracing and uplifting each of these young men through the services of our program, providing memorable moments, experiences, and opportunities throughout what will be a life-changing journey.
BE A MENTOR TO OUR BOYS
ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME EACH WEEK CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCETARAJ WILLIAM
A Home for Our BoysBy Carol G. Asher Capital Campaign Chair Vice Chair Board of Directors
We often think of a home as comfort, safety, warmth, security, family, and a nurturing and supportive environment where all your needs are met.
These characteristics are what more than 200 boys at Son of a Saint have gained in their lives with the completion of its fully renovated headquarters and home base, The Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee Jr. Center, also known as The Clubhouse, located at 2803 St. Philip Street. Son of a Saint’s board, staff, and young men are overwhelmed with the generosity
throughout our community from individuals, businesses, and foundations who helped us achieve our $5.1 million goal to complete the beautiful and welcoming new space. My personal focus lies beyond merely the structure of the building, but rather what occurs every day inside its walls.
In Son of a Saint’s new home, the importance of family and community are at the heart of every activity.
Our boys are provided stability, belonging, and opportunity. Each child is treated as an individual - no cookie cutter approach exists at Son of a Saint. Every single boy is met where he is, and his experience is individualized with intention and purpose. The approach is holistic. At Son of a Saint, individuality is encouraged and celebrated. Each young man is defined by what makes him special, rather than what is lacking in his life. These fatherless boys did not ask for their unique circumstances. With a strong mother or guardian and the deep support provided by Son of a Saint, each mentee has the access and opportunity to grow and develop into a self-actualized man.
The facility allows for Son of a Saint to bring previously outsourced services, activities, and experiences in
house to meet the needs of the mentees. Mental health and behavior issues are challenges that are met head on by Son of a Saint’s devoted staff of social workers and counselors within the confines of the Clubhouse. There are no stigmas attached to these critical needs.
Son of a Saint’s home is also a space meant for fun, discovery, and exploration. Birthdays are always celebrated in a big way within the walls of Son of a Saint. Robotics programs are provided to every boy who is captivated by space, science, or technology. The tech hub is the meeting place for one-on-one sessions with tutors and technology gurus. Physical fitness, book groups, and art projects all occur inside the walls of our home reaching every aspect of growing boys needs and aspirations. Hands-on cooking and nutrition classes are offered weekly in our state-of-the-art kitchen and dining room. Of course, our kitchen is stocked 24/7 with healthy snacks and meals, because what growing boy does not like to eat?
Every mentee is treated with authenticity. He trusts that he is unique and has a team of people, a family, comprised of professional staff, mentors, and volunteers, always in his corner. He is assured this is not for one day or one summer, but for all of his
formative years. The adults who work tirelessly with our boys in the completely reimagined Son of a Saint headquarters make an unrivaled emotional, physical, and psychological impact on the lives of these young men. Most importantly, boys who receive the lifelong foundation of Son of a Saint do not spend their lives sitting on the sidelines watching others succeed. Instead, they are on the direct path to achieving their life goals, something that is made possible because of the lasting bond of trust provided within the walls of Son of a Saint.
Throughout 2022, Son of a Saint seized the opportunity to both enhance and diversify its programming offerings and introduce brand-new opportunities and experiences to mentees. This progression was made possible thanks to the community of supporters, advisors, partners, and friends that surround and uplift our organization.
ACT Prep and College Recruitment Nights
Throughout 2022, Son of a Saint remained intentional about setting up its upperclassmen mentees up for success. Mentees participated in ACT preparation courses led by our partners with ACT Qualified, and also attended College Night engagements inside the rooftop lounge space of our headquarters. The college recruitment events featured informative presentations from a number of higher education institutions, including University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech University, Dillard University, Tulane, LSU, Delgado, Southern Miss.
Under the leadership of our organization’s Emeril Lagasse Foundation-Son of a Saint Nutrition Education Specialist Nikki Martens, MA, NTP, our mentees and mentors expanded their knowledge of kitchen skills and culinary teachings through participation in our weekly CHOP learning series. CHOP is an acronym that stands for “Cooking up Healthy Options and Portions.” The topics of the courses ranged from improving eating habits, to examining nutrition facts, to participating in hands-on cooking demonstrations from local restaurant partners and notable special guest chefs.
Domestic and International Travel - Washington D.C., New York City, and Ghana, Africa
Travel is an important part of the exposure component of our holistic program to support fatherless boys. It creates a “spark” that can cause our young mentees to envision something new and exciting for their future. In 2022, Son of a Saint was thrilled to restart a highly-anticipated facet of our program. Throughout the summer months, several mentees seized the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and later another group journeyed to New York City. With each adventure, our boys immersed themselves in new cultural experiences, college exploration and exciting company visits with our program’s dedicated and diverse national partners and supporters.
By November 2022, Son of a Saint was able to reengage with Global Learning Adventures to send 20 of its mentees to Ghana, Africa. These young men were able to experience an incredible adventure and gain invaluable life experiences along the way. The mentees immersed themselves in Ghana’s vibrant culture, interacted with local leaders, and learned about the history and traditions of the country over the course of an 11-day trip.
Our mentees engaged in a dynamic gemology course with our partners from international jeweler Diamonds Direct. This unique, educational experience included a four-session learning series, with our participating mentees discovering and then further expanding their gemology knowledge over the course of the partnership.
STEM in Sailing with Community Sailing New Orleans
By partnering with Community Sailing New Orleans, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering connections between the community and sailing and maritime activities in Lake Ponchartrain, our mentees are able to take part in the “Son of a Saint STEM in Sailing” program, where they engage in a diverse range of experiences, including boat racing, acquiring fundamental skills, specialized summer camp opportunities, and much more.
Receiving Game with Marques Colston
Son of a Saint Ambassador and Board of Directors member Marques Colston partnered with our team to create a niche programming activation called “Receiving Game.” The six-part series offered a specific curriculum to Son of a Saint’s student-athlete mentees. Within each interactive session, participants share dialogue and discourse surrounding a range of life skills and career development perspectives, curated and led by Marques based on his real-life experience.
Sports Training with Ochsner Sports Medicine
In partnership with Son of a Saint, the Ochsner Performance Training program provided training to a group of mentees on a monthly basis with top-notch fitness instructors leading programs and routines. The partnership helped to build strength in both body and mind, and to further transform lives.
2022 Mentee of the Year
When I first came to Son of a Saint, I wasn’t sure how I would like it and wasn’t open minded about the experience. After warming up to it, my experience at Son of a Saint has become one of the best things I’ve been a part of, and this brotherhood and support system of people helping me has been incredibly valuable. Over the past year, I’ve been able to make connections with my fellow mentees and the staff. Whether it’s been through weekly activities , community service events, or just hanging out and having fun, I’ve felt like I’m part of something truly special.
I am very grateful for the friendships and experiences I’ve gained at Son of a Saint. It’s like a second home and a place where I feel safe and welcomed. I’ve had the opportunity to go New York, to travel as a part of the basketball team, and to attend camp in Georgia. There’s always something to do at Son of a Saint. I was also honored to be named 2022 Mentee of the Year, especially after only my first year being part of the organization. I can’t wait to see what else Son of a Saint has in store in the future and I will happily continue to be with this family.
2022 Mentor of the Year
Serving as a mentor at Son of a Saint has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve had the privilege of helping boys navigate some of the challenges and opportunities they face growing up without a father in New Orleans, and it has been incredibly fulfilling to watch them grow and develop into young men over the past six years.
One of the most important things I have learned as a mentor is the power of positive reinforcement. I’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand how encouraging and praising boys for their efforts and accomplishments has a huge impact on their confidence and motivation. I’ve also learned the importance of listening. Taking the time to listen to their concerns and ideas has allowed me to form strong relationships with the boys.
Overall, being a mentor at Son of a Saint has been an incredibly fulfilling experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in making a positive difference in the lives of young men growing up in our community!
There aren’t enough words to express my sincere gratitude for the impact Son of a Saint has had on my son Madden and his development. From the interview process, to orientation, to the ongoing programming in place to nurture his success, the whole team has been deliberate in embodying the Son of a Saint mission statement. Relocating to New Orleans from the West Coast was a challenge as a single parent, and an equally difficult transition for my son. Son of a Saint helped tremendously to ease the adjustment in ways I never thought possible. From the moment Madden was accepted into the program, every staff member began nurturing his well-being and welcomed him with open arms.
The organization provides us with a true sense of community, and there’s never been a moment where Madden has not felt included. We’re constantly sharing the news of how great Son of a Saint is, and steadily looking for ways to pay it forward. The ride has been thrilling so far, and we’re excited about what the future has in store.
In 2021, my son Káron and I experienced the true meaning of genuine compassion. Upon being accepted into the Son of a Saint program, I was struggling with grief and the shock of suddenly being a protective single mother. My number one priority was ensuring Káron’s wellbeing. After hearing countless words of encouragement, along with the positive influence from ALL Son of a Saint staff members, I knew I made the right decision. My son Káron is in excellent capable hands to assist him in maturing from a quiet boy to a confident young man.
Every staff member has embraced both me and my son with love. Within a year, Káron benefited from financial literacy education workshops, study hall, tutoring, acceptance to the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program summer camp, and exposure to cultural events both locally and out of state, including make the AAU traveling basketball ball team. He was selected as Mentee of the Month in May 2022, and chosen as 2022 Mentee of the Year! To witness a complete 180-degree change in Káron humbles me and gives me a sense of security. I am eternally grateful and blessed to have Son of a Saint as my extended family.Mom of mentee Madden Mom of mentee Káron
JERELL THOMASPresident, Window World
The opportunity to be a part of an organization that is intentional about changing kids’ lives while never sacrificing their values made it a clear choice to support Son of a Saint. Son of a Saint’s impact on the community will have a longterm effect and change the trajectory of these kids’ lives and generations to come.
Both Window World and I are committed to helping Son of a Saint continue to have a positive impact by providing resources and opportunities to help kids win and contribute to our community while forging a positive impact on New Orleans.
PAULA PEERAIA, Principal, Trapolin-Peer Architects
It is a privilege to collaborate with visionary organizations like Son of a Saint that are truly making an impact in the community. Everything Son of a Saint does is in service to their mission to enrich the lives of fatherless boys — the intention and passion are inspiring. Most of our community centered projects have a focus on supporting youth empowerment and the Son of a Saint vision aligned perfectly.
With each project, we examine the world and experiences we are trying to create through architecture. TPA’s depth of adaptive reuse experience was aligned with the design challenges presented by converting this 100-year-old icehouse for Son of a Saint’s programming. Down to the detail, we were able to create a playful, flexible, and professional space that enables both the boys of Son of a Saint and the organization to thrive. I find it truly fulfilling that TPA’s skillset could help Son of a Saint affect so many young men and mothers in such a positive way.
MARQUES COLSTONPrincipal, Marques Colston Enterprises
Son of a Saint has a remarkable vision to build a communitydriven ecosystem around young men while providing wrap-around support and services. Part of the organization’s commitment to innovating the mentorship model includes tailored programs focused on personal development, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and other essential life skills. These programs make it easy for community stakeholders, like myself, to engage and share experiences and insights that will help each young man unlock his unique potential.
Boeing is committed to helping students of all backgrounds achieve their full potential through innovative partnerships. Son of a Saint successfully connects young men to personal growth and development, as well as social and economic opportunities through effective mentorship. We are proud to sponsor the new Technology Center and believe this facility will work to inspire the next generation of innovators in New Orleans.BETSY MARTIN Director, Southern Region, Boeing Global Engagement
2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WILLIAM H. HINES
Managing Partner, Jones Walker
(Board Chair & Governance Committee Chair)
CAROL G. ASHER
Community Activist (Vice Chair)
PETER HAMILTON, III
Attorney, The Law Offices of Peter Hamilton (Secretary)
(Development Committee Chair)
Founder, Marques Colston Enterprises
KEVIN C. GREEN, JR.
Vice President Ochsner Community Based Clinics, Ochsner Health
Actor/ Author/ Activist
Jazz Trumpeter, Composer
New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer
Chef-owner, Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro
Former New Orleans Saint; Activist
Managing Member, King & Jurgens, LLC
Chief Banking Officer, Hancock Whitney Bank
General Manager, New Orleans Pelicans
JEN HAYES LEE
Head of Marketing, The Bump
ROBERT W. MERRICK
Chairman & CEO, Latter & Blum, Inc.
Founder, Child Advocates of Connecticut
Senior Managing Director, Stonepeak
CLEVELAND SPEARS, III
President/CEO, Spears Group
Head of Inst’l Sales, Capital One Securities
President, Window World
BIVIAN “SONNY” LEE III
Founder & CEO, Son of a Saint
BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS
President, RYCARS Construction
New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer
Maroon 5; Founder, Morton Records
DR. JOHN NICKLOW
President, University of New Orleans
United States Assistant Attorney General
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, New Orleans & Company
Former New Orleans Saint
Journalist; Founder, Bloomberg News
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 ANNUAL SUPPORTERS
Baptist Community Ministries*
Amanda and Ryan Berger*
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation*
The Boeing Company
Emeril Lagasse Foundation*
Ben and Shania Grubbs*
Michael and Alicia Johnson*
Jones Walker LLP*
Link Stryjewski Foundation*
Methodist Health System Foundation*
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention*
Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation*
Ruth U. Fertel Foundation*
Valero Energy Foundation
Nadia de la Houssaye, Nadia Vreeland, and Oliver Vreeland*
Andrew and Kaitlyn Yeates
$50,000 - $99,999
Greg Keller Foundation
Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation*
Khoury Family Charitable Foundation*
La Societe Des Dames Hospitalieres
Fund at The Greater New Orleans Foundation*
Latter & Blum
Robert and Sheryl Merrick
Proximo Spirits, Inc.
The Rebold Family / Patricia & Bernard
Goldstein Family Foundation*
Gary & Pam and Glen & Marilyn Smith*
United Way of Southeast Louisiana*
Vorhoff Family Fund
$25,000 - $49,999
Asher Meyers, LLC
Brooke It Forward Foundation
Ryan and Stephanie Burks
Capital One Chevron
The Cooley Family
Lyell and Valerie Dampeer
King & Jurgens, LLC
Trajan and Tatiana Langdon
Paul and Jermaine Mazant
Oak Street Merchants Residents and Property Owners
Daniel Schmitz and Tessa AlbrechtSchmitz
The Scott Family Foundation
The Selley Foundation
Third Growth Foundation
Jerell and Tanya Thomas
Turning Point Foundation
Turning Point Foundation
Jonathan and Karen Whitcomb
Ebonie and James Williams
$10,000 - $24,999
The Allstate Foundation
Alvendia, Kelly and Demarest, LLC
Amaze Media Labs
AOS Interior Environments
Belle Chasse Marine Transportation
Canseco’s Arabi Market
Charbonnet Family Pharmacy
Crescent River Port Pilots’ Foundation
Bobby Dandry and Allison Shapiro
Chris Hagale and Ellen Flood
The Gatorade Company
Kevin C. Green, Jr.
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
Jennifer and Sean Reilly Family Fund
JP Morgan Chase
Kai Family Foundation
Shelby and Scott Key
Law Office of Roderick Alvendia, LLC
Jeffrey and Kristy Meyers
Melinda and Morris Mintz
Nathan Family Fund
New Orleans Marriott
Todd and Kate Novak
Petters Family Foundation
Platt Family Foundation
Pro Bono Publico Foundation
Seth Levine and Alexa Pulitzer
Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust
Steve & Majorie Harvey Foundation
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
$5,000 - $9,999
Abita Brewing Company, LLC
David and Lynn Adams
The Alden and Margaret Laborde Foundation
The August and Sonya Gallo Foundation
Bartage & Anderson, LLC - Attorneys at Law
Allan and Cassandra Baudoin
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Elizabeth A. Boh
Brown Forman - Corporation
Caesars Enterprise Services LLC
Crossing Lines - Metairie, LLC
Fishman Haygood, L.L.P.
Frances Joseph Gaudet Fund
The Giving HOPE Foundation
Alex and Lacey Goss
Bradley Feingerts & Jenna Gottlieb
Patrick and Kimberly Gros
H & H Legacy
Fred and Amanda Herman
Bill and Mary Hines
Hoffman Nguyen & Kuehl, LLC
Hogs for the Cause, Inc
The Jack and Jill of America Foundation
Junior League of New Orleans
Chip and Jennifer Knight
Andrew and Susie Kramer
Lauricella Land Company Foundation and Lauricella & Associates, Inc.
George and Cheryl Lilly
The LuLu Foundation
National Football League Foundation
National Fried Chicken Festival
New Orleans City Council
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
Pete and Stephanie November
Susan and Charles Schadt
Dana and Louis Shepard
Jackie and Bruce Shreves
Total Community Action Inc.
Union Pacific Foundation
$2,500 - $4,999
Amy & Stephen Farnsworth
Jason and Bridget Burns
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Allison and George Freeman
David and Millie Gaines
Generic Management LLC
Cliff and Teena Hardwick
Hotard Coaches, Inc.
IBERIA BANK | Louisiana
First Horizon Foundation
John W. Kelsey
Henry and Cary King
Kraft Management LLC
Michael and Megan Manning
Erik and Bianca McCoy
Sherry and Gerald Merfish
Greg and Virginia Rigamer
Ruby Slipper Cafe
Stephen and Jana Sommers
Stuart Consulting Group, Inc.
Valley of the Sun United Way
Rod and Madeline West
The Whitman Family Foundation
Whole Kids Foundation
SON OF A SAINT SCHOLARS
Michael and Ashley Kirschman
Jeffrey Scott Consulting, Inc.
$10,000 - $24,999
Ryan and Stephanie Burks
Frank and Heidi Friedler
Daniel and Stephanie Gallagher
Law Office of Roderick Alvendia LLC
Ross Steele and Kathryn Lemoine
Judge Robin and Keith Pittman
Corey and Rebecca Tisdale
Where Y’at Magazine
$5,000 - $9,999
Chip and Jennifer Knight
$2,500 - $4,999
Sarah and Daniel Fletcher
IF YOU LOVE NEW ORLEANS, INVEST IN ITS FUTURE
Son of a Saint has created a community of volunteers to aid in communicating the needs of the organization to external supporters, as well as to maintain and develop the spirit of service in every aspect of our growth.
OUTREACH + EVENT VOLUNTEER
Assist with event setup, guest registration and communication, as well as cleanup service. Outreach + Event Volunteers may also choose to be involved in event planning. Events and activities include attending fairs and community events, tabling booths, networking meetings and more.
Provide local transportation for our mentees to and from Son of a Saint events, school, home, games, programs and various engagements. Transportation Volunteers must provide a valid driver’s license, car insurance, and have a clean driving record. Requirements also include consistent access to a reliable vehicle that can comfortably transport up to three mentees.
Provide mentees with individualized tutoring assistance for schoolwork and completing assignments. Duties include following lesson plans, reviewing textbooks, co-managing additional projects, and answering a mentees’ questions about specific educational topics.
FUNDRAISING/ DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER
Work with the Son of a Saint Development team to establish and execute specific fundraising strategies. These volunteers help solicit in-kind or monetary contributions and sponsorships from individuals, local businesses, and partner organizations. They will also assist in event coordination and large-scale fundraiser activation, including the Son of a Saint Annual Gala.
Organize and lead a range of Son of a Saint-related activities, and act as a liaison with programming staff and external partners, to help recruit and support new volunteers, and to ensure that activities are effective, safe, and enjoyable for those participating.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MENTOR
We seek individuals who are professional, able to commit their time, in good legal and social standing, and who also have the ability to exercise cultural competence.
Listed below are the various mentorship opportunities
Son of a Saint offers:
Engages one mentee and one mentor; there is an organic pairing process to support this model.
Engages any ratio of mentees to mentors; it helps mentors and mentees form group relationships.
Support for success in school; they serve as a tutor, study buddy, or accountability partner.
Supports career development programming; they serve as an employer, career coach, or job shadowing/internship site coordinator.
ACTIVITIES MENTORSHIP/CLUB ADVISORS
Creates a small community of mentees that connect over a planned event or common interest; they lead projects and events to foster robust programming.
Supported by a Son of a Saint staff member through roles and responsibilities.