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Acadiana Disaster and Emergency Response Fund

St. Landry Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, is comprised of two groups of Funds – (1) donor-directed Funds, and (2) a permanent Fund for St. Landry Parish.

The Permanent Fund component is a permanent source of funding to support strategic initiatives, needs, organizations, and opportunities throughout St. Landry Parish, including the communities of Arnaudville, Cankton, Eunice, Grand Coteau, Krotz Springs, Leonville, Mellville, Opelousas, Palmetto and Lebeau, Port Barre, Sunset, and Washington.

The local Affiliate Advisory Board determines strategic or competitive philanthropic grants and/or investments within focus areas of community development, social services and education:

Community Development - organizations, events or projects that make the St. Landry Parish community stronger
Social Services - groups or projects that help the needy and underserved populations
Education - public and private schools, and groups and projects that support education

Key Features

  • Growing and strengthening local philanthropy
  • Developing a permanent source of funding exclusively for the benefit of St. Landry 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 St. Landry Affiliate Advisory Board consists of individuals that can reside in or represent St. Landry 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.

St. Landry Foundation Affiliate Advisory Board

Teri Cober
OGHS Foundation
Chair

Lottie Bebee
Community Volunteer

Earline Bihm
Community Volunteer

Greg Bordelon
Wells Fargo

Bobby Dupre
Community Volunteer

Marie Dupre
Dupre Logistics

Richard Gaiennie
Gaiennie Lumber

Dr. Brian Heinen
Heinen Medical Clinic

Jim Lopez
Guglielmo, Lopez, Tuttie, Hunter & Jarrell, LLP

Pat Morrow
Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett & Haik

Pam Schumacher
Community Volunteer

Ammy Taylor
Keller Williams