Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest international music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts.
The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca. To find more details about this years line up visit festivalinternational.org!
The 501 (C) (3) organization is committed to maintaining the festival as non-ticketed and free to the general public.
This is where YOU come in the Festival International Benefactors Fund was founded to provide ensure the future of the Festival.
"The significance of this fund is huge. This is probably the biggest move in Festivalís history toward true, financial stability.Ē Scott Feehan, Director of Festival International.
Raise capital for the New Headquarters of Festival International de Louisiane
"Itís essentially going to turn the building into a protected asset that ideally will serve as the rainy day fund,Ē said Scott Feehan. "Once we pay it off, letís say itís worth $550,000, and it could be worth more. Thatís our half million dollars of equity that we would use to borrow against if we run into tough times.Ē
Achieving this goal will "pay off Lafayette Public Trust, so (LPTFA) can go do something else very valuable in the community,Ē Herb Schilling, a founder of the Rain Angels which created a rainy day fund for the event, said at the ribbon cutting.
Raise $400,000 in working capital for one fiscal year