The lot and building were donated by Rodney and Cindi Savoy. The donors hope that by giving the institution prominent geographic placement in the Lafayette community, the profile of Community Foundation of Acadiana and philanthropy in the community will increase. They have been involved in the building’s design, suggesting that the architecture reflect essential characteristics of the Foundation: permanence, stability, and institution.
Dignitaries at the Groundbreaking ceremony will include Acadia Parish Police Jury President A.J. Credeur, Evangeline Parish Police Jury Vice-President Ronald Doucet, Iberia Parish President Ernest Freyou, Jefferson Davis Police Jury President Donald Woods, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel, St. Landry Parish President Don Menard, St. Martin Parish Council Chairman Mike Huval, St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin, and Vermilion Police Jury President Gerald Butaud. These nine parish representatives will participate as shovel-holders in the ceremony and represent the power philanthropy has to unify the parishes of the Acadiana region towards common goals.
Community Foundation of Acadiana is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-sectarian public foundation that provides individuals and families, corporations, other non-profits (including churches and schools) and particular communities/parishes a visionary approach to philanthropy. The Foundation is the premier charitable organization in Acadiana, primarily servicing the eight-parish area including Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes. Community Foundation of Acadiana provides leadership in facilitating the charitable and creative giving of its donors in an effort to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Acadiana. Because the Foundation is not the end-beneficiary, it can respond to long-standing as well as to new and emerging local needs under its broad charitable mandate. To learn more, call 337.266.2145 or visit www.cfacadiana.org.