Kramers to be honored at CFA event

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s third annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will be held on Nov. 15 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the program beginning promptly at 11:30 a.m. CFA will present a Leaders in Philanthropy Award to the following outstanding philanthropists in each of the eight parishes in its service-area.

In St. Mary Parish Dr. Thomas F. and Mrs. Glenna G. Kramer of Franklin will be honored.

Thomas Kramer worked as a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology before retiring in 1993. In addition to several medical organizations, Dr. Kramer is also a member and past president of the St. Mary Chapter of the Louisiana Landmark Society and an officer of the Rotary Club of Franklin. He served for 12 years on the Council of the Shadows on the Teche, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He received the Distinguished Service award from the Boy Scouts of America and in 1994, was the recipient of the Golden Service award of the West St. Mary Chamber of Commerce, and of the Boy Scouts St. Mary Parish Citizen of the Year award in 2010.

Glenna Kramer holds a master’s degree from Tulane University and has been a lifetime advocate of historic preservation. The City of Franklin, the American Library Association, the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce, the St. Mary Landmarks Society and the Louisiana Preservation Alliance have recognized her for her dedication. She is also an accomplished author, and has had several works published on her experiences as a public library trustee. Kramer has served as a board member for many of the organizations to which she gives her time and energy, and is often asked to participate in events as a keynote speaker.

Glenna and Thomas Kramer have received several joint awards for their service to their local and state communities. They are active supporters of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Boy Scouts of America, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisiana Landmarks Society, among others.

Other honorees are:

Acadia Parish – Raymond and Catherine “Kitty” Hensgens

Evangeline Parish – Suzy Bulliard Lemoine

Iberia Parish – Jerry and Harriet Shea Sr.

Lafayette Parish – Dwight “Bo” and Jerry Ramsay

St. Landry Parish – Keith and Ginger Myers

St. Martin Parish – Jane G. Bulliard and Patricia D. Resweber

Vermilion Parish – Jim and Charlotte Doyle

Nominations for the Leaders In Philanthropy Awards were received from CFA stakeholders to recognize an individual, couple or group (i.e., family or corporation) who has made an impact in their community through philanthropy. Award recipients either reside or work in the parishes in which they are receiving the award. CFA’s Board of Directors Emeriti reviewed all applications and made final selections.

This signature event will feature keynote speaker Roy Spence, co-founder and chairman of GSD&M, a national and leading marketing communications and advertising company. He is also co-founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute; a consulting firm that helps people and organizations discover and live their purpose. Along with Haley Rushing, Roy co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business is Driven by Purpose. His passion is entrepreneurship; his mantra in life is “Don’t Do Mild” in work or life; follow your dreams, follow your passion and follow your purpose. Spence will speak about entrepreneurism and charitable giving.

Luncheon tickets and tables are open to the public and are now on sale. Tickets are $50 each and tables of eight are $495 and may be purchased by contacting Erin Winder at or 337-769-4842. Acadian Companies and Superior Energy Services, Inc. along with CFA’s Gold level Ambassadors are presenting the event. Ambassadors give annually to the Foundation and receive benefits such as waived support fees on Funds and sponsorship of CFA events such as the Leaders In Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Please contact Raymond J. Hébert to learn more at 337-769-4848.

Community Foundation of Acadiana is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA’s core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about.

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