Son of a Saint has been transforming the lives of fatherless boys in New Orleans since 2011. Now, we are embarking on an ambitious growth plan to uplift more young men in our community. In March of 2020, Son of a Saint initiated an exciting and historic journey to build A Home for Our Boys. This journey began with purchase of a 12,000 sq. ft. century-old Icehouse in the heart of Mid-City.
Our vision for this headquarters space is to create a safe haven that provides Son of a Saint's young men stability in the face of uncertainty, as well as a positive environment to house and enhance critical programming.
A Home for Our Boys will include:
Individual & Group Therapy • Technology Labs • Tutoring • ACT Classes and College Prep Sessions • Career Development Training • Crisis Intervention • Enrichment Activities and more.
Our focus now is to raise the remaining funding needed to renovate the facility, which will be called the Ochsner Health Son of a Saint Bivian Lee, Jr. Center. Our facility is named after the father of Son of a Saint Founder and CEO Bivian "Sonny" Lee III, who also served as the namesake of the organization.
As we step into our bold future, we are calling on our community of friends, supporters and partners to bring this vision to fruition.
Architectural design and pre-construction services generously provided by:
Son of a Saint is deeply grateful to the following supporters for their investment in A Home for Our Boys:
Robert Merrick • Wayne Teetsel • Trevor and CeCe Colhoun • The Goss Family • Hancock Whitney • Jones Walker LLP • The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation • Amanda and Ryan Berger • Michael and Alicia Johnson • Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation • Carol and Harold Asher Family • Rebold Family • Gary & Pam Smith, Glen & Marilyn Smith, and GSmith Motorsports • Leslie Jacobs • Elizabeth Boh • Jrue and Lauren Holiday • Kavanagh Family Foundation • King & Jurgens LLC • Dr. Benjamin Peeler • Valero Energy Foundation • Patrick F. Taylor Foundation • Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation • Goss Advisors • Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. • Bruce and Jackie Shreves • Clancy DuBos • Atmos Energy • Stephen and Beth Conner Family • Brian Katz • Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver LLP • Jeffrey Meyers • National Urban League
To make a donation of $10,000 or above, please contact our Director of Development, Lila Turner, at email@example.com or 678-662-5975. Additionally, checks can be made payable to Son of a Saint, 2803 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Please be sure to note "Capital Campaign" in the check memo.
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