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:
           Mr. Douglas J. Hertz (Chair) President & CEO, United Distributors, Inc. Smyrna GA
Mrs. Carol L. Bernick (Chair-elect) CEO, Polished Nickel Capital Management Chicago IL
Mr. Michael A. Corasaniti (Bd. Vice Chair) CEO and Founder, Tourmalet Advisors, LP Fairfied CT
Mr. R. Hunter Pierson, Jr. (Bd. Vice Chair) President, Pierson Investments New Orleans LA
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
President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dean,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville TN
Mr. David Barksdale Principal, Alluvian Capital, LLC New Orleans LA
Mr. Bradley B. "Brad" Beers Owner, Beers Law Firm Houston TX
Mrs. Gayle M. Benson Owner, The New Orleans Saints and The New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans LA
Ms. Kim M. Boyle
Partner, Employment Law Group
Phelps Dunbar, LLP New Orleans LA
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 Civic Leader 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 Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple Cupertino CA
Mrs. Jennifer Juge Kottler Community Leader Annapolis MD
Mrs. Sherry M. Leventhal Attorney Chestnut Hill MA
Mr. Barry A. Malkin
Sr. Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer and Investment
Committee Member, GEM Realty Capital, Inc. Chicago IL
Mr. William A. Marko Managing Director, Jefferies, Inc. Houston TX
Mr. Everett (Pierce) Marshall, Jr. President & CEO, Élevage 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 Civic Leader El Paso TX
Dr. Steven M. Paul CEO and Chairman of the Board, Karuna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Boston MA
Mr. Charles R. Pickering Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Ingo Money, Inc. Roswell GA
Mr. Rick S. Rees Co-Founder/Managing Partner, LongueVue Capital, LLC Metairie LA
Mr. Lawrence M.v.D. Schloss Private Investor New York NY
Mr. Irwin D. Simon Founder, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. New York NY
Mr. Albert H. Small, Jr. Founder and President, Renaissance Centro Bethesda MD
Ms. Ann G. Tenenbaum Civic Leader New York NY
Mr. Mark W. Tipton Georgia Regional President, Iberiabank Atlanta GA
Mr. Andrew B. Wisdom
Principal Investment Management Consultant,
Crescent Capital Consulting, CEO, TurboSquid, Inc. New Orleans LA
Mr. E. Richard Yulman Retired Co-Chair and Owner, Serta International Coral Gables FL

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           This is a request for continued (Phase II) funding. Local funds expended to date for this project are approximately$541,316 in addition to Federal funds of $3,000,000. New proposed Phase II funding will support new construction for expansion of the existing River and Coastal Center to create a research hub in which researchers and businesses from around the world can collaborate. This is aimed at improving economic development and creating new jobs by enhancing interactions and collaborations among local businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers that are addressing Louisiana's environmental vulnerabilities. The Center will include event space for workshops, co-working and office spaces, classrooms, meeting rooms, and visualization space, and will serve as an educational showcase for national and international visitors seeking to learn about the state's environmental vulnerabilities, resilience, and recovery efforts. (1) The need for coastal restoration and protection is clear. This project is supportive of the activities of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Water Institute of the Gulf. It is estimated that the State's ‘working coast’ is embedded with infrastructural assets valued at>$150B that support a population of >2M, one of the largest ports in the U.S., and an economy worth $12-47B. Yet, since the 1930s, nearly 1900 square miles of coast has been lost in Louisiana. Reversing this trend will prove critical to sustaining the prosperity of the State. Tulane University is developing the Tulane River and Coastal Center (TRCC) in downtown New Orleans to support CPRA and other agency priorities, including development and execution of the State Master Plan for coastal restoration and protection. The TRCC will promote revitalization of New Orleans and sister communities by targeting immediate and longstanding needs through portfolios of research, education, and economic development. The core of the TRCC will be laboratory suites for applied research and an educational suite for courses and training. The TRCC also will have a public forum to support community outreach and that will afford opportunities for business incubation and technology transfer. (2) Geotechnical surveys, site surveys, facility design and construction drawings have been completed; local permits will be completed when ready to build. All neighbors have been consulted and are fully supportive of the project. (3) Tulane has a portfolio of properties throughout New Orleans; the TRCC will be the first development of riverfront property adjacent to the orial Convention Center. In Phase I a dilapidated section of an existing warehouse was demolished and
new construction completed adjacent to a serviceable section of the warehouse that will be retained for use. Phase II will allow for expansion of research, educational, conference and public space to accommodate programmatic growth. (4) 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.

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?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The Tulane River and Coastal Center and related ByWater Institute is a new interdisciplinary effort that will establish he riverfront center in downtown New Orleans. 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 and addressing other environmental impacts. The project will be developed in phases and will include new laboratory, exhibition, educational, and conferencing facilities.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Applied science and engineering research: The Center 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 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 Center will also support conferencing and host university courses, technical certification courses, and lectures and seminars providing professional accreditation. The Center will also serve as a public forum for hosting professional societies and community groups.
Community Engagement: The Center 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 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 and Technology Transfer: The Center will further promote economic development by offering businesses and institutional partners opportunities to co-locate to spur academic/industry and public/private collaborations. The Center 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 to Tulane and its associates, the Center will ensure protection of intellectual property generated by interested 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:  Ellen Palmintier 
                                       address:  1555 Poydras St., Suite 1000
New Orleans, LA 70112

                                       phone:  504-988-3398
                                       fax:  504-988-3388
                                       relationship to entity:  Director, State & Federal Relations