The Childhood & Family Learning Foundation is honored to recognize recipients of the New Council for Community and Justice Weiss Award. The celebration recognizes exceptional civic and humanitarian contribution.
Among this year’s recipients is Ashton Ryan, Co-Founder and Childhood & Family Learning Foundation Board Member, president and chief executive officer of First NBC Bank. He has made many personal and financial contributions to the Foundation and is a strong leader in the Foundation’s direction and mission.
The Times-Picayune lauded First National Bank of Commerce as among the fastest growing banks in the nation in the years following the 2008 financial crisis, and Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation is very proud. Congratulations on being ranked 18th nationally with $3.6 B in total assets, and a 263% increase over the five-year period.
Another honoree, Irvin Mayfield, is a Grammy award-winning artist, who along with Ellis Marsalis was a featured performer at our fundraising gala this year. He has been a long-time supporter of the Foundation and is a great influence on the future of many New Orleans children through his directorship of the New Orleans Jazz Institute.