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Make a gift to the Al Danos, Jr. Lagniappe Fund and support nonprofits on “GIveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region” May 3

Make a gift to the Al Danos, Jr. Lagniappe Fund and support nonprofits on “GIveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region” May 3

On Tuesday, May 3, the Terrebonne and Lafourche communities will come together to support and celebrate the great work of 54 local nonprofits during “GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region.”

GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region is part of GiveNOLA Day, a 24-hour online giving event sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) to benefit nonprofit organizations that make our community stronger. With online gifts starting at $10, everyone can be a philanthropist during GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region!

The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF), which serves Lafourche and Terrebonne, is coordinating a “Give Bayou” campaign to promote the local nonprofit organizations that are participating in GiveNOLA Day for the Bayou Region and to encourage local residents to make online donations to local Bayou Region nonprofits May 3 at

These 54 participating nonprofits will also get “a little something extra” from the Al Danos, Jr. Memorial Lagniappe Fund.

BCF is now accepting tax-deductible gifts to the Lagniappe Fund honoring the late Lafourche Parish native who personified the giving spirit. Danos was a member of the BCF Board of Directors and a generous supporter of several nonprofit organizations in the Bayou Region with his gifts of time and treasure.

“Our dad, Al Danos, was proud to serve our community, and his love for Lafourche and Terrebonne was unwavering. He gave his time, talent and treasure to help local nonprofits, and taught us all how generosity and kindness can move mountains,” says Rene David, Danos’ daughter and a current BCF Board member.

“Our family is thankful that BCF chose to name this Lagniappe Fund in his honor, and we are delighted to help spread the word about Give Bayou and encourage our friends and neighbors to help us build this fund with their gifts. We know Daddy would be so proud to be a part of this exciting effort.”

Gifts of any amount are appreciated and will help the Bayou Region shine on May 3. Visit to make a donation to the Al Danos, Jr. Memorial Lagniappe Fund or to view the list of participating nonprofits.

BCF and local nonprofits also invite everyone to celebrate giving at the GiveBayou Giving Celebrations hosted by Spahr’s Seafood in downtown Thibodaux and on Tunnel Boulevard in Houma from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 3. Jambalaya dinners will be sold for $10 with all sales benefitting the Give Bayou nonprofits.

For more information visit the GiveBayou page on Facebook or