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Source of Funding

The sources of funding for the Loyola University Center for Environmental Communication are as follows:

Chart showing sources of funding for the Loyola University Center for Environmental Communication.


Funding descriptions

Louisiana Board of Regents and Loyola University New Orleans

Initial funding resulted from a $600,000 donation to Loyola University by Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., for the purpose of endowing an academic chair in environmental communication. This was increased by a $400,000 donation by the Louisiana Board of Regents, and the result was the Loyola Chair in Environmental Communications, held by Dr. Robert A. Thomas. Loyola University additionally gives direct and indirect support to the position.

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program

Dr. Thomas received a grant from the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program to organize and present workshops throughout the Barataria-Terrebonne Basin to engage residents in discussion about the fate of their land, culture, and economy resulting from severe coastal erosion.

Booth-Bricker Fund

The Booth-Bricker Fund donated video equipment for use in environmental reporting and related coverage by Loyola students.

Koch Industries

Koch Industries made a substantial donation that enabled the establishment of the Center for Environmental Communication. Koch's association with environmental communication at Loyola began during their development of environmentally friendly techniques for placing a pipeline across the locally beloved Lake Pontchartrain.

LUSO-American Foundation, Lisboa

LUSO-American Foundation, Lisboa, sponsored visitation by 5 Portuguese journalists. They came to learn more about coastal erosion issues.

Shell Foundation

Shell Chemical Company

Greater New Orleans Foundation

USAID/UNO Foundation

Fenner-French Foundation

Ella West Freeman Foundation

To support the Center for Environmental Communication, contact Dr. Thomas.