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 Tulane Empowers

Plan to turn algae into oil wins prize
Tulane team wins this year’s Domain Cos. New Orleans Entrepreneur Challenge for ReactWell, with a patent-pending technology to convert algae into crude oil.
 
Healthy picking: Abundant fruit for needy families
Tulane alumna Megan Nuismer leads a team of volunteers who gather fruit that’s free for the picking, and donate it to community organizations.
 
Students work together to rebuild wetlands
Tulane University and Nunez Community College students collaborate to improve water quality.
 
Students celebrate ideas worth spreading
Presenters at TEDxTU are ready to inspire change with talks that are 18 minutes or less.
 
Students Work on City’s Health Disparities
Eight graduate students in new class of Albert Schweitzer Fellows will reach out to help needy people in New Orleans.
 
Spring Break Volunteers Help Houma Tribe
Students work with United Houma Nation to find “lost” members of the tribe who scattered after the Gulf oil spill and hurricanes.

Tulane receives four-star charity rating

The organization defines the four-star rating as “exceptional — exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.” 

charity navigator
Only about a quarter of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator receive its highest designation of four stars.

November 29, 2011

Kirby Messinger
kmessing@tulane.edu  

Tulane University has received a perfect four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit evaluator that assesses the financial health of America’s largest charities in order to aid donors with making the right charitable choices.  

“Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way,” says Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. More...

 

 

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