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Charitable Giving (2010)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-12-22

Duration: 00:54:43

Subjects: Volunteers | Filmed panel discussions | Nonprofit organizations | Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations | Charities | Charitable contributions | National World War II Museum | City Year (Service corps)


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Goidel, Kirby Host
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Gamble, Ross Interviewee
  • Mueller, Gordon Interviewee
  • Reilly, Jennifer Eplett Interviewee
  • Kovach, Ashley Interviewee
  • Greene, Kellie Chavez Interviewee
  • Ashworth, Edward Interviewee
  • Meyer, Barry Interviewee
  • Terry, Jack Speaker
  • Welch, Carlos Speaker
  • Davis, Janet Speaker
  • Bluford, Ronnie Speaker
  • Butler, Jesse Speaker
  • Weisskopf, Sarah Speaker
  • Siner, Cortez Speaker
  • French, Brad Speaker
  • Katzman, William Speaker
  • Wicker, James Speaker
  • Gupta, Kailash Speaker
  • Blackwood, Chris Speaker
  • Curwick, Denise Speaker
  • Zwez, Mary Speaker
  • French, Crystal Speaker
  • Rafter, Liz Speaker
  • Gordon, Derek Panelist
  • Williamson, Ann Silverberg Panelist
  • Claitor, Dan Panelist
  • Martin, Katherine Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from December 22, 2010, features Kirby Goidel leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on the challenges facing Louisiana nonprofit organizations during the economic downturn. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: Ross Gamble, a volunteer at the National World War II Museum; Dr. Gordon Mueller, the president of the World War II Museum; Jennifer Eplett Reilly, the co-founder of City Year Louisiana; Ashley Kovach, a City Year volunteer; Kellie Chavez Greene of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO); Edward Ashworth of the Louisiana Budget Project; and Barry Meyer, the executive director of The Arc Baton Rouge. The audience members then discuss: their ability to give; the greater need in the community; the importance of giving back to your community; volunteering your time; and the relationship between government and nonprofits in providing services. A panel of experts then joins the audience to answer their questions. The panelists are: Derek Gordon, president of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; Ann Silverberg Williamson, the president and CEO of LANO; State Senator Dan Claitor; and Katherine Martin, the executive director of the O’Brien House. They discuss: the relationship between government and nonprofits; the difficulty in raising money during the current economic recession; the accountability of nonprofits; the money given by state government to nonprofits; and the importance of collaboration among nonprofits. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Kirby Goidel