Nominations for all awards were submitted by the
community and CFA's past board of directors made final selections.
philanthropists and philanthropic corporations are not seeking this
recognition, and we sincerely thank them for allowing us to honor them,” said
Raymond J. Hébert, president and CEO of CFA. "Their stories and the examples of
their generosity are inspiring and serve as a reminder of the difference we can
all make in our communities.”
The event featured
Ralph de la Vega, Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions
and International, as the keynote speaker. De la Vega, who is also a motivational
speaker, philanthropist and author, shared his thoughts on leadership and
community involvement. He left the audience with this positive message, "Do not
let anyone talk you out of your dreams, and don’t let anyone talk your children
out of their dreams.”
He is the author
of the best-selling book "Obstacles Welcome: Turn Adversity to Advantage in Business
and Life”, in which he shares his leadership style and the personal experiences
that helped him forge it.
CFA is now accepting nominations
from the community for the 2017 Leaders
in Philanthropy Awards.
Please visit www.cfacadiana.org/2017LIPNominations
to submit a nomination for your parish. Contact Erin Winder, communications and
development director with questions at 337-769-4842.
Community 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 exceeding $176 million and has made cumulative grants
of $89 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.