Iberia Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is committed to satisfying donors’ specific interests while building and strengthening community-based philanthropy throughout south Louisiana, especially in its primary eight parish service area, including Iberia Parish.

Since inception in 2007, the Iberia Foundation has granted more than $588,000 to benefit Iberia Parish nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools. Since 2013, donor-directed grants from donor advised funds to (donor-determined) nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools total more than $1 million.

As an affiliate, Iberia Foundation utilizes the resources, infrastructure and professional management of assets of Community Foundation of Acadiana while utilizing its own board of directors to focus attention on improving the community and growing philanthropy in Iberia Parish.

Some Key Features

  • Growing and strengthening local philanthropy
  • Developing a permanent source of funding exclusively for the benefit of Iberia Parish via permanently endowed named funds
  • Local leadership via a local Affiliate Advisory Board
  • Determining local priorities and addressing local issues, needs, and opportunities

  • Regional connections with CFA and other affiliate foundations concerning regional issues, needs, and opportunities
  • An unparalleled economies of scale provided by CFA’s investment, accounting, grant-making, administrative support, and tax-exempt status
  • Enhanced credibility via alignment with CFA, one of south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organizations

Affiliate Advisory Board

The Iberia Affiliate Advisory Board consists of individuals who reside in or represent Iberia Parish. CFA seeks affiliate members with integrity and a variety of perspectives, opinions and experiences who are capable and committed to the Foundation’s core purpose of building legacies and improving communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about.

Angela Trappey Cestia

Community Volunteer, Chair

Robin Berard

Berard Transportation, Vice-Chair

Lisa Norris

Norris International, Secretary

Samuel Lolan

Castaing, Hussey & Lolan, LLC; Treasurer

Erroll Babineaux

Acadian Companies, Retired

Taylor Barras

Iberia Parish Assessor

Claire Daly

District Attorney’s Office, 16th JDC

Jessica D. Ditch

Home Instead

J. Phil Haney

Retired DA, 16th JDC

R. Chris Jordan

Vermilion Holding, LLC

Mark Musso

The Musso Investment Group

Julie DesOrmeaux Rosenzweig, J.D.

Estate and Legacy Planning

Carrie Templeton

Healthcare Management Consulting