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Leaders In Philanthropy Awards

Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) is grateful to the past honorees and supporters of the Leaders in Philanthropy (LIP) Awards.

Nominations are accepted year round. The general public can nominate an outstanding individual, couple, and/or business or corporation that has made a philanthropic impact throughout Acadiana and beyond to support nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, or community initiatives.

Leaders in Philanthropy Award recipients will be chosen from each of CFA's primary service areas of Acadia Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parish, Lafayette Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Mary Parish, and Vermilion Parish. An optional Corporate Award and Community Impact Award may be presented annually. The Corporate Award winner(s) need not be headquartered in Acadiana.

Nominations should be completed online.

Nominees do not need to be fund owners at CFA nor contributors to the Foundation to be selected for an award. Parishes with affiliate foundations will review and choose their honorees. CFA’s past board of directors will review and choose the honorees for all parishes without a CFA parish affiliate as well as the Corporate Award and the Community Impact Award. Once selections are made, a final list will be submitted to CFA’s board of directors for final approval.

Honorees are typically selected in April. This year's recipients will be honored with individual receptions in each of their respective parishes in the fall of 2021.

2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Awards Honorees

Dr. Cason & Mrs. Isabella L. delaHoussaye are the recipients of the 2021 Leaders in Philanthropy Award for Acadia Parish.

Connie Acosta Lamke is the recipient of the 2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for Evangeline Parish.

Denise and Larry Miller are the recipients of the 2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for Iberia Parish.

Doug and Claire Ashy Sr. are the recipients of the 2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for Lafayette Parish.

Harold and Ammy Taylor are the recipients of the 2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for St. Landry Parish.

Bruce and Stacy Montesano are the recipients of the 2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for St. Martin Parish.

Joe and Gina Sanford are the recipients of the 2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for St. Mary Parish.

John T. and Sandra B. Landry are the recipients of the 2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for Vermilion Parish.

Nelson and Jan Warner are the recipients of the 2021 Community Impact Award for their decades of service and commitment to Bridge Ministry of Acadiana.

2021 Leaders In Philanthropy Awards Sponsors

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Leaders In Philanthropy Awards Past Honorees

2019 Honorees keyboard_arrow_down

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Nancy Broadhurst, Acadia Pariah
Joan and Eugene Fontenot, Evangeline Parish
Becky Gerami and Edward Stewart Shea III, Iberia Parish
Carolyn Doerle and Dr. William C. “Kip” Schumacher, Lafayette Parish
The Walking Ladies of Opelousas (Alice Morrow, Cathy Hebert, Cynthia Lormand, and Susie Glowacki), St. Landry Parish
Cheryl and Michael Robicheaux, St. Martin Parish
Joy and Frank Guarisco, St. Mary Parish
Cleco, Corporate Award
Margaret H. Trahan, Community Impact Award

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2018 Honorees keyboard_arrow_down

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Donna Shetler Corley, Acadia Pariah
Leonard and Mary Alice Fontenot, Evangeline Parish
Mary Carol & Thomas R. LeBlance Sr., Iberia Parish
Nick & Joann Pugh, Lafayette Parish
Bruce Gaudin, St. Landry Parish
Alice & William Pecoraro, St. Mary Parish
Charles "Charlie" Sonnier, Vermilion Parish
Keremit Duhon & Maegan Sonnier, Travel Machine - Corporate Award

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