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 Foundationʼs board of directors is presided over by Arleneʼs niece, Rita Gue, and members Floyd Gue, Bill Haines, Chris Haines, and Sidney Torres, III.

May 4, 2022 Meraux Foundation Coastal and Environmental Program Manager Blaise Pezold Honored with “Guy Caire Award”
February 17, 2022 Meraux Foundation Environmental Program Manager Participates in National Conservation Meeting
AgMagic Returns to Docville on March 19
October 27, 2021 Meraux Foundation Announces Recipients of Hurricane Ida Recovery Grants
October 19, 2021 Helping Our Coastline Heal: Meraux Foundation Plantings Continue along the MRGO
October 12, 2021 Meraux Foundation Donates Over Eight Additional Acres to Hospital District