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Nov 19, 2013 2:30 PM by KATC

CFA Awards Luncheon Honors Acadiana Philanthropists

Nearly 750 people attended Community Foundation of Acadiana's (CFA) third annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 15, at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. The event celebrated the following outstanding philanthropists from eight parishes across Acadiana who have made a positive impact in their communities:


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
St. Mary Parish - Dr. Thomas F. & Mrs. Glenna G. Kramer
Vermilion Parish - Jim & Charlotte Doyle

Short videos about each nominee and CFA were shown at the luncheon, which was aptly 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. Hébert, 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."

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