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Gambit: “Gambit’s 40 Under 40, class of 2017”

Jessie Schott Haynes, 37
Managing director, The Helis Foundation
www.thehelisfoundation.com; @jhaynes1979

Favorite restaurant: Peche
What do you do in your off time? Renovate her mid-century house
What is your hidden talent? “I never forget a face.”

Did you know Louisiana residents can visit the New Orleans Museum of Art for free on Wednesdays and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursdays?

Making sure the public knows about free museum days is a big part of Jessie Schott Haynes’ mission at The Helis Foundation, a group that promotes art in the community through grants, programming and exhibitions…

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St. Charles Avenue: “Taking the Kids”

With summer underway, parents all across the city are looking for ways to occupy the hours recently abandoned by the school day. While summer camps often help fill the void, there are still plenty of hours to be accounted for, and fortunately New Orleans is a city with endless opportunities for family fun…

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