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Lunch 'N Learn - Creative Funding in Tight Times
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Lunch 'N Learn - Creative Funding in Tight Times

Come learn about 3 unique funding opportunities -- LCEF EOF grants, microloans, and the BP Settlement

When: Wednesday, May 15
From 12:00-1:00 PM
Where: River Oaks Square Arts Center
1330 Main Street
Alexandria, Louisiana  71301
United States
Contact: Aimee Smallwood

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The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation is pleased to offer an informative presentation (lunch will be served) that will discuss three unique funding opportunities for nonprofits in these tight financial times.

Aimee Smallwood, CEO of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, will discuss her organization’s Economic Opportunity Fund and Micro-Loan program.

Aimee has also invited the LCEF’s attorney, Zachary L. Wool, to discuss the incredibly unique – and potentially transformative – opportunity that the recent BP settlement provides for nonprofit organizations.

Come munch on some lunch and learn about three unique funding opportunities that could transform your organization. Our time will also serve as a chance to start a dialogue among attendees about creative ways they are dealing with these tight financial times.




Aimee Smallwood is CEO of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.  From 2007-2011 she was the Executive Director of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation, and she has more than 20 years’ experience in the non-profit community. She is a frequent grants panelist and speaker for meetings and conferences and has consulted on strategic plans for a variety of organizations. She is the immediate Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Northshore Chapter and is the President of the St. Tammany Business Women's Network. Most importantly, she is pumped up about getting as much money as possible flowing into the pockets of Louisiana's nonprofit organizations.


Zachary Wool is the LCEF's attorney handling its BP settlement claim. He attended Brown University and NYU School of Law. After three years of working in New York City for an international law firm, he moved back to his home state of Louisiana. In the last few years, he has had the privilege to represent some amazing non-profits, such as the Contemporary Arts Center, LCEF, A Studio in the Woods (and many more that prefer to remain confidential). To date, he's filed claims for eight figures' worth of non-profit funding in the settlement. He has recently been interviewed by NPR and Non-Profit Quarterly about his work and success with nonprofits and the BP settlement.

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