Community Foundation of Acadiana celebrates local philanthropists

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(Lafayette, La.) — Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) fifth annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held on Nov. 3, 2015 at the Cajundome Convention Center. The event celebrated the following outstanding philanthropists from eight parishes across Acadiana who have made a positive impact in their communities:

·       Acadia Parish — Charlotte & Joe Freeland

·       Evangeline Parish — Kermit & Sheila Miller

·       Iberia Parish — Johnny & Cathy Indest

·       Lafayette Parish — Paul Hilliard

·       St. Landry Parish — Pat & Alice Morrow

·       St. Martin Parish — David Buck

·       St. Mary Parish — Sylvia & Fulton C. “Butch” Felterman, Jr.

·       Vermilion Parish — Paul Patout & Patrick Patout

This year two Corporate Awards were also presented to Cabot Corporation and Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company. These Acadiana companies have a long history of supporting many great causes in the community. Short videos detailing the philanthropic nature of each awardee were shown at the luncheon. The event also featured keynote speaker Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of “Do the Right Thing: How Dedicated Employees Create Loyal Customers and Large Profits.”

Nominations for Leaders in Philanthropy Awards were submitted by the public and winners were selected by CFA’s Board of Directors Emeriti. “We are very proud to showcase the generous spirit of Acadiana by recognizing these outstanding citizens from each parish,” said Raymond J. Hébert, president and CEO of CFA. “They are an inspiration and a reminder of the difference we can all make when we give back to our communities.”

CFA is now accepting nominations from the community for the 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards. Please visit www.cfacadiana.org/2016LIPNominations to submit a nomination for your parish. The deadline to submit is Dec. 9, 2015. Contact Erin Winder, communications and development director with questions. She can be reached at [email protected] or 337-769-4842.

 

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Back from left: Mark Suellentrop, Cabot Corporation Corporate Award; Johnny Indest, Iberia Parish award recipient; Kermit Miller, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Joe Freeland, Acadia Parish award recipient; Pat Morrow, St. Landry Parish award recipient; David Buck, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Fulton C. "Butch" Felterman, Jr., St. Mary Parish award recipient; Paul Hilliard, Lafayette Parish award recipient; William "Bill" Bacqué, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award; Paul Patout, Vermilion Parish award recipient; Patrick Patout, Vermilion Parish award recipient Front from left: Cathy Indest, Iberia Parish award recipient; Sheila Miller, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Charlotte Freeland, Acadia Parish award recipient; Alice Morrow, St. Landry Parish award recipient; Sylvia Felterman, St. Mary Parish award recipient; Gail Romero, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award; Nancy Van Eaton Prince, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award
Back from left: Mark Suellentrop, Cabot Corporation Corporate Award; Johnny Indest, Iberia Parish award recipient; Kermit Miller, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Joe Freeland, Acadia Parish award recipient; Pat Morrow, St. Landry Parish award recipient; David Buck, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Fulton C. “Butch” Felterman, Jr., St. Mary Parish award recipient; Paul Hilliard, Lafayette Parish award recipient; William “Bill” Bacqué, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award; Paul Patout, Vermilion Parish award recipient; Patrick Patout, Vermilion Parish award recipient
Front from left: Cathy Indest, Iberia Parish award recipient; Sheila Miller, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Charlotte Freeland, Acadia Parish award recipient; Alice Morrow, St. Landry Parish award recipient; Sylvia Felterman, St. Mary Parish award recipient; Gail Romero, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award; Nancy Van Eaton Prince, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is South Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefitting the region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion. CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $156 million and has made cumulative grants of over $79 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.