Release: October 12, 2016
and Hoberman to receive philanthropy award
(Lafayette, La.) – Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) will honor Dr. Alan M.
Hoberman and the late Dr. Mildred S. Christian at its sixth annual Leaders in
Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Nov. 11
at the Cajundome Convention Center. Doors open at 11 a.m., and the program is
from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
and Mildred have been selected to receive the 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy
Award for their generous and perpetual contributions to St. Mary Parish.
Natives of Pennsylvania, the couple owned the
antebellum mansion, Shadowlawn, in Franklin. Mildred donated Shadowlawn to the
St. Mary Parish Chapter of the Louisiana Landmarks Society (SMCLLS) upon her
death from breast cancer in 2009. In 2011, Alan donated $500,000 to the SMCLLS
Trust for an endowment for the property and pledged to pay all expenses for
maintenance and restoration. To date, he has donated over $175,000 towards this
to her death, Mildred founded a Patriotic Sons of America chapter in Franklin
with her father and replaced the historic lamp posts on Main Street. She and her father also endowed the
children’s library at the Girard College for orphan boys.
continues to honor Mildred’s legacy. He established a chair in the College of
Science at the Mount Nittany Society at Penn State University in her
name. Alan also contributes to the
Endowment Fund for Education of Toxicologists of the American College of
Toxicology in her honor as well as offering scholarships to biology students at
Alan and Mildred are among 13 individuals who
will be recognized for making a positive impact in their communities through
- St. Mary Parish – Dr. Alan M.
- Dr. Mildred S. Christian (1942-2009)
Parish – Peggy & John Daniel Gielen, III
Parish – Anita M. Fontenot
Parish – Phil & Reneé Haney
Parish – James Devin & Ruth Moncus
Landry Parish – Sue Soileau Brignac
Martin Parish – Roy & Catherine Poché
Parish – N. R. Broussard
In addition to the above award recipients,
CFA will present corporate awards to Acadian Companies and Chevron – Gulf of
Mexico Business Unit for their outstanding philanthropy in Acadiana. Nominations for all awards were submitted by the community and CFA's past
board of directors made final selections.
and tables are open to the public and are now on sale. Seats are $75 each, and
tables of eight are $500 each. To register to attend, or for more information
on the award recipients, please visit www.cfacadiana.org/2016Leaders. The deadline
to purchase seats and tables is Nov. 2. For registration questions, please call
Community Foundation of Acadiana’s
(CFA) core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care
about. CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting
our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline,
Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA has
realized cumulative gifts of $175 million and has made cumulative grants of
over $87 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.