NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

The recipient entity's physical address:
           6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans LA 70118

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           1555 Poydras St., Suite 1000
New Orleans LA 70112

Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  3889

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $1,000,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           BOARD OF TULANE UNIVERSITY, (Effective October 15, 2018)

Mr. Douglas J. Hertz (Chair), President & CEO, United Distributors, Inc., Smyrna, GA
Ms. Kim M. Boyle (Bd. Vice Chair), Partner, Employment Law Group Phelps Dunbar, LLP, New Orleans, LA
Mrs. Sherry M. Leventhal (Bd. Vice Chair), Attorney, Chestnut Hill, MA
Mr. Irwin D. Simon (Bd. Vice Chair), Founder, President & CEO, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Lake Success, NY
Mrs. Elizabeth Connolly Alexander, Vice Chairman of the Board, Cotiviti Healthcare, Rye, NY
The Honorable Michael G. Bagneris, Retired Judge, Civil District Court, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser, Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine / President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Mr. David Barksdale, Co-Chairman, Spread Networks, New Orleans, LA
Mr. Bradley B. "Brad" Beers, Owner, Beers Law Firm, Houston, TX
Mrs. Gayle M. Benson, The New Orleans Saints and The New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans, LA
Mrs. Carol L. Bernick, CEO, Polished Nickel Capital Management, Chicago, IL
Mr. Michael A. Corasaniti, CEO and Founder, Tourmalet Advisors, LP, Fairfied, CT
Mr. Glenn M. Darden, Director, Mercury Exploration Company, Fort Worth, TX
Mr. David F. Edwards, Partner - Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevet, Carrere & Denegre, LLP, New Orleans, LA
Mrs. Stephanie S. Feoli, Vice President and Director, Zemurray Foundation, New Orleans, LA
Mr. Michael A. Fitts (President), President, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Mr. Timothy B. Francis, Of Counsel, Sher, Garner, Cahill, Richter, Klein & Hilbert, LLC, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Michael A. Friedman, Emeritus Cancer Center Director, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA
Mr. David C. Friezo, Founder and Managing Partner, Lydian Advisory Group, LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mrs. Jill H. Glazer, Palm Beach, FL
Mr. William Goldring, Chairman, Sazerac Company, Inc., New Orleans, LA
Dr. Robert I. Grossman, Dean and CEO, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Ms. Lisa P. Jackson, Vice President for Environmental Initiatives, Apple, Cupertino, CA
Mrs. Jennifer Juge Kottler, Annapolis, MD
Mr. Barry A. Malkin Sr. Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GEM Realty Capital, Inc., Chicago, IL
Mr. Everett (Pierce) Marshall, Jr., President & CEO, √Člevage Capital Management, LLC, Dallas, TX
Mr. Michael F. McKeever, Managing Partner, Legacy Venture Partner, LLC, Greenwich, CT
Mr. David M. Mussafer, Managing Partner, Advent International Corporation, Boston, MA
Mrs. Marcela V. Panetta, El Paso, TX
Dr. Steven M. Paul, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Karuna Pahrmaceuticals, Inc., Boston, MA
Mr. Charles R. Pickering, General Counsel and Chief Compliance and Corporate Development Officer, Ingo Money, Inc., Roswell, GA
Mr. R. Hunter Pierson, Jr., President, Pierson Investments, New Orleans, LA
Mr. Rick S. Rees, Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Longue Vue Capital, LLC, Metairie, LA
Mr. Lawrence M.v.D. Schloss, Private Investor, New York, NY
Mr. Albert H. Small, Jr., Founder and President, Renaissance Centro, Bethesda, MD
Mrs. Phyllis Miller Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Endeavor Enterprises, LLC and Chairman and CEO of Taylor Energy Company, LLC, New Orleans, LA
Mr. Mark W. Tipton, Georgia Regional President, Iberia bank, Atlanta, GA
Mr. Andrew B. Wisdom, Principal Investment Management Consultant, Crescent Capital Consulting, New Orleans, LA
Mr. E. Richard Yulman, Former Chairman and Owner, Serta International, Coral Gables, FL

Chief Executive Officer: President Michael A. Fitts, Office of the President, Tulane University, 218 Gibson Hall, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans LA 70118. Phone: 504-865-5201. Fax: 504-865-5202. Email:

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           New construction of a center for applied sciences and engineering research, community outreach, education, and
business incubation on the New Orleans riverfront. Tulane has a portfolio of properties throughout New Orleans; the
center will be the first development of its riverfront property adjacent to the Morial Convention Center. A dilapidated
section of an existing warehouse will be demolished so that new construction can proceed adjacent to a serviceable
section of the warehouse that will be retained for use. The TRCC will increase public access to the riverfront and support a dedicated staff that will execute research, outreach, and economic programming to enhance coastal and community resilience. This request is to provide funding for repairs and reconstruction of the wharf structure adjacent to the new facility and is needed to provide river access for researchers and equipment.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The Tulane Center of Excellence (CoE) for Coastal Protection and restoration is a new interdisciplinary effort at the ByWater Institute in the Mississippi river delta. The project will also establish the identity of a new Tulane University riverfront campus in downtown New Orleans. With the CoE as its centerpiece, this campus will serve as a magnet for research and investment, providing an exceptional platform for expanding existing and emerging economic sectors capable of restoring and protecting the coast. The project will be developed in phases and will include new laboratory, exhibition, educational, and conferencing facilities, in addition to open space and parking.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Applied science and engineering research: The CoE will support applied science and engineering research on the physical, biological, and coupled natural/human elements of rivers, coasts, and urbanizing deltas. Faculty and staff at the CoE will work closely with partners and clients to develop and execute targeted research and restoration projects across the Gulf coast and other coastal regions around the world that are addressing similar challenges and opportunities.

Advanced education and training: The CoE also will support conferencing and host university courses, technical certification courses, as well as lectures and seminars providing professional accreditation. The CoE also will serve as a public forum for hosting professional societies and community groups. Community Engagement The CoE will serve as a visitor's center to educate and inform the general public. Addressing city, state, and national concerns, exhibitions will be staged to help residents and visitors understand coastal protection and restoration. The program will tell the story of the ecology, hydrology and uses of the Mississippi River, including how it can serve as a tool for rebuilding the Louisiana coast. The program will also address post-Katrina flood and hurricane protection, the reliance of coastal communities on ecosystem services from surrounding wetlands, interfaces between energy and the environment, and engineering a sustainable coast for future generations.

Business incubation & technology transfer: The CoE will further promote economic development by offering businesses and institutional partners opportunities to co-locate to spur academic/industry and public/private collaborations. The CoE will help entities advance best practices by facilitating development, testing and commercialization of technologies or processes for coastal protection and restoration. Through institutional mechanisms available from Tulane and its associates, the CoE will ensure protection of intellectual property generated by invested parties.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:

          What is the nature of the relationship? 

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:

Contact Information
name:  Stephen Wright 
                                       address:  1555 Poydras St., Suite 1000
New Orleans, LA 70112

                                       phone:  504-988-3398
                                       fax:  504-988-3388
                                       relationship to entity:  Exec. Director, State Affairs, Federal Health Policy