Philanthropy Dat – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans
What do you think when someone you’re doing business with tells you, “I’m not in it for the money”? You assume they’re in it for the money, right? I mean, why else would they say that?
Well, once in a while you meet people in business who genuinely are in it for reasons other than money. Like Mike Kantor and Andy Kopplin.
Mike is the interim director of the Grow Dat Youth Farm – a working urban farm in City Park that teaches kids about agriculture.
Andy Kopplin is President and CEO of The Greater New Orleans Foundation, where they match up generosity with genuine need.
Andy comes from a background of years of experience in state and local politics. And Mike is a young guy who has turned his back on a traditional career path to work in the community. Both Mike and Andy are heading up businesses, but they’re not business as usual.
Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.