LEH Requests Nominations for New Board Members

LEH Board Chair Brad Adams with Jessie Haynes and David Kerstein of The Helis Foundation

LEH Board Chair Brad Adams with Jessie Haynes and David Kerstein of The Helis Foundation.

LEH is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors.

As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the LEH maintains a singular presence throughout Louisiana as the only private nonprofit dedicated to making an impact in the cultural and education sectors in all sixty-four Louisiana parishes. Our mission is to partner with communities, institutions, and individuals to explore Louisiana’s past, reflect on our present, and imagine our future.
The LEH works with federal, state, and local governments to improve educational outcomes and preserve our state’s cultural traditions. We have established a strong reputation with corporations and foundations that trust us to deliver responsive, sustainable programs for and with Louisianans. Founded in 1971 and recognized for our enduring statewide impact, the LEH continues to seek out new opportunities to serve Louisiana.
Those who are interested in supporting educational innovation, explorations of history, and meaningful engagement with culture throughout the state of Louisiana should be nominated.
Explore our website www.leh.org and view our 2018 Annual Report to learn more about our work.
The LEH Board is statewide, and members are residents of Louisiana. Members represent the cultural, academic, philanthropic, and business communities. Board membership is voluntary, and members typically serve three-year terms with the option to renew twice. Members attend four full board meetings per year, participate with sub-committees to support short- and long-term organizational goal attainment, and aid in the cultivation of relationships that support organizational advocacy, fundraising, and program/initiative success.
Self-nominations are not permitted.
Nominations must be made by submitting the following:
  • 1-paragraph nomination statement on the nominee’s appropriateness for the LEH board,
  • the nominee’s résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • an interest statement from the nominee.
Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. All nomination documents must be received by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 29, 2019, in order to be considered.
  • Documents submitted via email should be sent to Shantrell Austin at austin@leh.org with the subject line “LEH Board Nomination-(Nominee’s Last Name).”
  • Documents submitted via U.S. Mail should be addressed to: “LEH Board Nomination Committee” and sent to 938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300, New Orleans, LA 70113.
Selections will be made based on alignment of nominee experience, credentials, and interests with the LEH’s current 5-year strategic plan and goals.
Please email austin@leh.org with questions.