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Acadiana Disaster Response Fund for Coronavirus Pandemic

Iberia Parish Foundation is an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) who 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 Parish Foundation has granted more than $81,000 to benefit Iberia Parish nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools. This does not include significant disaster-response grants as a result of hurricanes and the 2010 BP oil spill. 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, IPF 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 Board of Directors
  • 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

Board of Directors

Iberia Parish Board of Directors consists of individuals that can reside in and represent each of the eight parishes of its primary service area in Acadiana including Iberia Parish.CFA seeks Directors 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 cause they care about.

Angela Trappey Cestia

Community Volunteer, Chair

Aaron Ogea

Edwards Jones

Claire Daly

Community Volunteer

Greg Mullen

Acadian Companies

J. Phil Haney

Retired DA, 16th JDC

Lisa Norris

Norris International

Martha B. Brown

Volunteer

Robin Berard

Berard Transportation

Samuel Lolan

Castaing, Hussey & Lolan, LLC