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Our Mission

The PLEASE Foundation provides mentoring, leadership training, and scholarships to at-risk students in New Orleans. The Foundation provides all the tools necessary for students to attend and succeed in college preparatory high schools. The ultimate goal is for each student to be accepted into college and achieve their greatest potential.


The PLEASE Foundation was founded in 2007 by a native New Orleanian, Yvette Endom. She has always had a passion for helping at-risk children. After being displaced from her home for nine months due to Hurricane Katrina, she wanted to make our community a better place by inspiring the children of New Orleans. Yvette created The PLEASE Foundation to help provide scholarships for inner-city children to receive the best education available to them in New Orleans. She believed that providing them with a college-preparatory Catholic education was the best way to pull them out of poverty and help them become the future leaders of our city.

As of today, the PLEASE Foundation has experienced tremendous success in helping these children. We have provided over 300 scholarships for students to attend Catholic Schools in New Orleans. The PLEASE Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarship money to our students. The PLEASE Foundation continues to expand and has been able to educate more children each year.


Board of Directors

Shannon D. Adams
Judy Arceneaux
Maria Crumley
Roy A. Glapion, P.E.
Lauren Lagarde
Granville Morse, M.D
Stacy Pellerin
Nicholas Scalco
Evans Schmidt
Derek Warden
Lisa White

Executive Director

Yvette T. Endom


Beth Cooney

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