Kramers honored at CFA luncheon

Nearly 750 people attended Community Foundation of Acadiana’s third annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Nov. 15, at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.
The event celebrated outstanding philanthropists from eight parishes across Acadiana who have made a positive impact in their communities
St. Mary Parish residents Dr. Thomas F. and Mrs. Glenna G. Kramer were among those honored.
Also honored were:
Acadia Parish – Raymond and Catherine “Kitty” Hensgens
Evangeline Parish – Suzy Bulliard Lemoine
Iberia Parish – Jerry & Harriet Shea, Sr.
Lafayette Parish – Dwight “Bo” & Jerry Ramsay
St. Landry Parish – Keith & Ginger Myers
St. Martin Parish – Jane G. Bulliard & Patricia D. Resweber
Vermilion Parish – Jim & Charlotte Doyle
Short videos about each nominee and CFA were shown at the luncheon, which was held on National Philanthropy Day. The event also featured 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.
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 have made an impact in their communities through philanthropy. Award recipients either reside or work in the parishes in which they received the award. CFA’s Board of Directors Emeriti reviewed all applications and made final selections.
“We are very proud of the process the Foundation underwent to carefully select the 2013 Leaders in Philanthropy Award recipients,” said Raymond J. Hebert Jr., CFA president & CEO. “They didn’t ask to be recognized – that’s why we’re doing it. They’re good people doing great things in their communities.”
The 2013 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was sponsored by CFA’s Gold Ambassadors, including: America’s Pizza Company, a franchisee of Pizza Hut; Broussard & David, LLC; Channel One Digital; Chevron; Cox Communications; Dore Family Foundation; D.W. Elmore Family, LC; Ernest P. Breaux Electrical, Inc.; FACE Magazine; Fenstermaker, Greenscape Grounds Management; Halimar Shipyard, LLC; Lafayette General Health; The Lemoine Company; LHC Group, Inc.; MidSouth Bank; Mr. R.E. “Bob” Miller; the Moody Company; Jennifer and Trey Morice; the Perret Group, L.L.C.; Pilots for Patients; Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC; Rader Solutions; Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers; The Regional Health System of Acadiana; Mike and Cheryl Robicheaux; John & Kathy Rongey, Louisiana Scrap Metal; Stewart & Becky Shea; Stuller Family Foundation; Sunland Construction, Inc.; Taco Bell, Brenda & Greg Hamer; Teche Federal Bank; Westminster Christian Academy; Whitney Bank.
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. In 2013, Community Foundation of Acadiana was recognized for the second year among the Top 100 community foundations in the country as #3 Most Active Grantmaker, #72 Most Gifts per Capita, and #74 Most Activity. Additional milestones include over $115 million in cumulative gifts and over $66 million in cumulative grants. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.

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