Krewe of AWE Fund

AWE (Awesome Wildlife Effort) was founded in 2013 to educate using Art, Social Media, and Public Broadcasting on the threat of extinction in the wild to Elephants, Rhinos, and Big Cats. This began with an in-studio TV- Show on public broadcasting WLAE in Metairie of people making an “Awesome Wildlife Effort”, erecting an elephant sculpture in Kenner, and handing out endangered species coloring cards during Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans on a provided Elephant float.

In 2014 AWE News was formed to expand and create You Tube Videos to launch “Celebrating Community Heroes” for a 17-episode public broadcasting series. Many of the You Tube videos are usable by the non-profits being interviewed and are provided for free to support their Awesome Effort.

Funded by www.AWE.News - Celebrating Community Heroes

June 1, 2019  status

Episodes 1-5 Saving Endangered Spices

1. Louisiana Festivals: Tickfaw 200, White Linen Nights, Grand Isle Fishing, Running with the Bulls

2. Artists for Wildlife: Anne London, Alex Beard, Hernon Caro, Max Bernardi

3. Elephants across New Orleans: Artists sculpturing in Kenner and the ByWater

4. Wildlife Parks: Global Wildlife Center, Poverty Point,

5. Holiday Efforts: Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Lutcher Bonfires, Laplace Living Nativity

Episodes 6-9 Coastal Restoration

6. Gulf of Mexico: Red Tides and Dead Zones

7. Select, Rockefeller, & Chargrilled Oysters: Raising oysters at the surface

8. St. Bernard Coastal Restoration – Sediment diversion & Oyster shells

9. Barataria Coastal Restoration & Relocation: The Isle de Jean Charles Relocation, Jean Lafitte

Episodes 10-13 Social Philanthropy

10. Honoring Military Veterans: Victory Belles, Legion of Mars

11. Juvenille Homelessness & Child Advocacy Fundraisers

12. 2018 Philanthropist of the year, Frank Stewart on Educational Giving

13. Social Philanthropy of Mardi Gras: Krewes of Tucks, Rex, Bacchus, St. Michael’s,  and Mardi Paws

Episodes 14-17 Sicilian Immigration into New Orleans

14. Little Palermo, Mother Cabrini, The Sicilian History in the French Quarter

15. Italian Festivals: Muffuletta, Opera, Jazz, Orange, Independence, and Kenner

16. Lena Prima Swing, Nick Larocca turns “Jass” to “Jazz,” St. Joseph's day

17. Italian Chefs, Celebrities, and Sports Stars banquet

Funds are still needed to complete filming and from sponsors for air time. For more information visit www.AWE.News and like us on Facebook: AWE News: Celebrating Community Heroes

Links to sample videos:

Free Indeed Home in St. Tammany -

Covington Ultimate Tailgate Party for Child Advocates  -

Legion of Mars - Purple Heart Mardi Gras Float  -

Tickfaw 200 Boating Festival -

That’s All Brother – Lead Plane for Normandy - 

St. Michael’s Special School Mardi Gras Parade -

 Coastal Restoration -

 Muffuletta Festival -