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.

January 9, 2020 Meraux Foundation Recognized with 2020 Friend of Tourism Award
November 22, 2019 Cook-Off for the Coast Presents Nearly $10,000 to Chalmette High School and Nunez Community College
October 30, 2019 Meraux Foundation Presents Bayou Road Balloon Festival
October 21, 2019 International Economic Development Council Honors Meraux Foundation President Rita Gue
June 25, 2019 Meraux Foundation Supports Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
June 22, 2019 Meraux Foundation’s 5th Annual Delta Institute Goes Global