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Students of the Year New Orleans

Students of the Year

The Students of the Year campaign is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, ensuring that they stand out when preparing for college and beyond. During the program, students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Student leaders fundraise for LLS in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidate team in each community that raises the most funds during the competition.


The 2020 Students of the Year Campaign is underway through June 2nd, 2020.


Q: How is LLS handling upcoming events and patient education programs such as Blood Cancer Conferences?

A: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. As a health organization, one of our highest priorities is the well-being of our employees, volunteers, donors, partners, and the patients we serve—especially as many blood cancer patients are immunocompromised.

Given the escalating cases of coronavirus COVID-19 and concern among our staff and communities across the country, LLS is postponing our in-person fundraising events scheduled through May 31st and postponing in-person events for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals through July 31st. When possible, we will provide virtual opportunities to continue to drive forward our important mission work. 

We are following vigilantly guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local public health officials as we continue to evaluate our plans and act in a timely and responsible way.

Staff Contacts


Individuals and institutions interested in supporting a candidate can do so through candidates' webpages below or by contacting Hillary Christiansen, Campaign Manager, at hillary.christiansen@lls.org or 865-567-8812. Accepted tax-deductible contributions include: employee matching gifts, individual donations, retail campaigns, sponsorships, stocks transfers, third-party events, and workplace giving.

For additional information about the campaign, supporting a candidate, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the New Orleans Chapter's Campaign Manager: Hillary Christiansen.