About

The Meraux Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established by Arlene Meraux to benefit the community of St. Bernard Parish by leveraging its landholdings.


Vision and Strategy

When Arlene Meraux founded the Meraux Foundation, she asked her niece, Rita, to manage it with a simple guiding principle: to ensure that the land resources that Arlene transferred to the Foundation would be used to improve the quality of life in St. Bernard.

Meraux Foundation’s work is focused in five key program areas designed to fulfill its mission:

  1. Land Strategies >> Learn More
  2. Special Projects  >> Learn More
  3. Educational Initiatives >> Learn More
  4. Environmental Initiatives >> Learn More
  5. Community Building >> Learn More

Board Members

The current composition of the Meraux Foundation Board of Directors was established in 2011. The Foundationʼs board of directors is presided over by Arleneʼs niece, Rita Gue, and members Floyd Gue, Bill Haines, Chris Haines, and Sidney Torres, III.

June 25, 2019 Meraux Foundation Supports Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
June 22, 2019 Meraux Foundation’s 5th Annual Delta Institute Goes Global
June 21, 2019 Meraux Foundation Supports the Louisiana State Troopers Association
June 13, 2019 WYES Presents President’s Award to the Meraux Foundation
May 30, 2019 Meraux Foundation Teams up with At-risk Youth to Restore Local Wetlands
May 24, 2019 Children Interact with Ag at Docville Farm