(Lafayette, La.) — In a ceremony held this morning at the Petroleum Club, the James Devin Moncus Family Foundation presented over $200,000 in grants to several worthy organizations for 2012. Recipients of the awards include Bridge Ministries, Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Casa of SoLa, Massachusetts General Hospital (Diabetes Program), Hospice of Acadiana, Hearts of Hope, and Foodnet.
“The organizations selected to receive these grants are making a real difference in the community,” said Jim Moncus, Founder of The James Devin Moncus Family Foundation. “We are proud to support these groups that exemplify the values of hard work, dedication, and an entrepreneurial spirit and that make a difference in people’s lives.”
The Foundation gives to organizations that address “big picture” problems, taking a pro-active, rather than reactive, approach. This philosophy stems from Jim Moncus’ history as a self-made businessman who built a successful company from humble beginnings, always maintaining a strong sense of philanthropy and willingness to lend a hand to those in need. It is this same work ethic and sense of community that guides the Foundation.