THE ICON: Anne Milling
THE LEGACY: In her half-century of volunteering, Anne Milling has left a legacy all over New Orleans, with service to a multitude of organizations. In addition to leading the Sewerage & Water Board, the Junior League of New Orleans and the Loyola University Board of Trustees, she has served on the Superdome Commission and on boards that run the United Way, the New Orleans Police Foundation and the Bureau of Governmental Research, among many others. After Hurricane Katrinastruck in 2005, Milling founded Women of the Storm, a diverse group of about 150 women who flew three times to Washington to lobby for money to rebuild New Orleans and to urge representatives and senators to visit the city to see the damage the storm had wrought, and thereby appreciate the scope of Katrina’s destruction.
THE ARTIST: Maddie Stratton
THE INSPIRATION: “I think your heart tells you a lot where to go, and where you can use your talents and abilities most effectively, and where you’re going to feel fulfilled.” — Anne Milling, in a 1996 interview with The Times-Picayune