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):
           200 Broadway Street
Suite 126, New Orleans, LA 70118

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 September 26, 2016)

Mr. Darryl D. Berger (Chair) President, The Berger Company, Inc. New Orleans LA
Mrs. Carol L. Bernick (Vice Chair) CEO, Polished Nickel Capital Management Chicago IL
Ms. Kim M. Boyle (Vice Chair) Partner, Employment Law Group Phelps Dunbar, LLP New Orleans LA
Mrs. Sherry M. Leventhal (Vice Chair) Attorney Chestnut Hill MA
Mr. Irwin D. Simon (Vice Chair) President & CEO, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Lake Success NY
Mr. E. Richard Yulman (Vice Chair) Former Chairman and Owner, Serta International Coral Gables FL
The Honorable Michael G. Bagneris Retired Judge, Civil District Court New Orleans LA
Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Nashville TN
Mr. David Barksdale Vice-Chairman, Spread Networks, LLC New Orleans LA
Mr. Brad B. Beers Owner, Beers Law Firm Houston TX
Mr. Clement C. Benenson Director and Co-President, Summa Holdings, Inc. Hamilton MA
Mrs. Gayle M. Benson The New Orleans Saints and The New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans LA
Mr. Michael A. Corasaniti CEO and Founder, Tourmalet Advisors, LP Fairfied CT
Mr. Glenn M. Darden President and CEO, Quicksilver Resources, Inc. 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, 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 Managing Partner, Lydian Advisory Group, LLC Westport CT
Mrs. Jill H. Glazer Civic Leader Palm Beach FL
Mr. William Goldring Chairman, Sazerac Company, Inc. New Orleans LA
Mr. Jerry M. Greenbaum Chairman, CentraArchy Affiliates Atlanta GA
Dr. Robert I. Grossman Dean and CEO, New York University Langone Medical Center New York NY
Mr. Douglas J. Hertz President & CEO, United Distributors, Inc. Smyrna GA
Mr. Walter S. Isaacson President and CEO, Aspen Institute Washington DC
Ms. Lisa P. Jackson Vice President for Environmental Initiatives, Apple Cupertino CA
Mrs. Jennifer Juge Kottler Founder, President, and Sole Proprietor Kottler Works, LLC Annapolis MD
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
Mr. R. Hunter Pierson, Jr. President, Pierson Investment New Orleans LA
Mr. Rick S. Rees Co-Founder/Managing Partner, LongueVue Capital, LLC Metairie LA
Mr. Lawrence M.v.D. Schloss 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, L.L.C. New Orleans LA
Mr. Andrew B. Wisdom Principal, Investment Management Consultant, Crescent Capital Consulting New Orleans LA

Chief Executive Officer:
President Michael A. Fitts
Office of the President
Tulane University
218 Gibson Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 701185684
Phone: 504.865.5201
Fax: 504.865.5202

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 Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) 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:  200 Broadway St., Suite 126
New Orleans, LA 70118

                                       phone:  504-988-3395
                                       fax:  504-988-3388
                                       relationship to entity:  Exec. Director of State Affairs / Federal Health Policy