Businessman John E. Atkins has fulfilled his campaign pledge to donate his Caddo Commissioner salary to The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.
Atkins donated more than $90,000, equal to a four-year commissioner’s salary, to the Foundation. He has placed the dollars in an advised fund to support the charitable projects in Caddo Parish.
“We are grateful for John’s leadership and heart for this community. We look forward to working with him to address the needs of our community,” said executive director Paula Hickman.
Original Article Published on Shreveporttimes.com – November 23, 2015
About the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of North Louisiana brings people and resources together to solve problems and enhance our community. Our mission is to promote philanthropy and improve the quality of life in the North Louisiana community by serving as a permanent and growing resource of expertise and funds.
Established in 1961, the Foundation oversees more than $138 million in assets for the benefit of North Louisiana. The funds managed by the Foundation are invested for the community’s benefit and then are returned to the community in the form of grants to a wide variety of charitable endeavors. Since inception, Community Foundation has granted over $80 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.
There are many ways to be a part of the Community Foundation. From becoming a member to starting a fund, or just staying connected through social media and our newsletter, we want you to be our partner in philanthropy.
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