Anita M. Fontenot to receive philanthropy award - 10/12/2016 -
Release:October 12, 2016
Fontenot to receive philanthropy award
La.) – Community Foundation of
Acadiana (CFA) will honor Anita M. Fontenot at its sixth annual Leaders in
Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Nov. 11 at the Cajundome Convention
Center. Doors open at 11 a.m., and the program is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
a native of Vidrine, will receive the 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy Award for
her leadership and dedication to Evangeline Parish. Her philanthropy truly
began with mission trips through the First Baptist Church of Lafayette to
Africa in 2001 and El Salvador in 2003. Since then, she actively works to
address challenges in Evangeline Parish that she also saw overseas such as education,
poverty, unemployment and more.
is a member of the Rotary Club in Ville Platte where she is a workshop leader
in the club’s CHOICES program which teaches life skills to eighth graders.
Fontenot is the general manager of Southwest Fidelity Corporation which has 12
offices located throughout Acadiana. She
serves as president of Percy J. Fontenot, Inc. which encompasses Fontenot’s
Hatchery and a 3,500 acre farm known as "Cazan Lake” located in Evangeline
is a board member of the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls
Club of Ville Platte, the Acadian Baptist Center and One Acadiana.
Fontenot is one of 13 individuals
who will be recognized for making a positive impact in their communities
addition to the above award recipients, CFA will present corporate awards to Acadian
Companies and Chevron – Gulf of Mexico Business Unit for their outstanding
philanthropy in Acadiana. Nominations for all awards were
submitted by the community and CFA's past board of directors made final
- Evangeline Parish – Anita M.
Parish – Peggy & John Daniel Gielen, III
Parish – Phil & Reneé Haney
Parish – James Devin & Ruth Moncus
Landry Parish – Sue Soileau Brignac
Martin Parish – Roy & Catherine Poché
Mary Parish – Dr. Alan M. Hoberman & Dr. Mildred S. Christian (1942-2009)
Parish – N. R. Broussard
seats and tables are open to the public and are now on sale. Seats are $75
each, and tables of eight are $500 each. To register to attend, or for more
information on the award recipients, please visit www.cfacadiana.org/2016Leaders
. The deadline
to purchase seats and tables is Nov. 2. For registration questions, please call
Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all
generous people to the causes they care about. CFA 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 has realized cumulative gifts of $175
million and has made cumulative grants of over $87 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.