Release: October 12, 2016
Devin and Ruth Moncus to receive philanthropy award
Community Foundation of
Acadiana (CFA) will honor James "Jim” Devin and Ruth Moncus at its sixth annual
Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
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.
The Moncus’ have been selected to receive the 2016 Leaders in
Philanthropy Award for Lafayette Parish for their outstanding generosity
towards charitable initiatives.
Jim and Ruth share the same passion for faith in God, family, education,
the arts and their community. Jim established the James Devin Moncus Family
Foundation in 2005. The mission of the foundation is to support organizations
and individuals in the fields of education, healthcare, animal welfare and the
arts. Since 2008, Jim and Ruth have distributed well over $5,000,000 to those
causes through the James Devin Moncus Family Foundation.
in the United States Marine Corp for four years. When he returned home, he
found himself homeless, and he moved to Lafayette for a job opportunity
offshore. Years later, he began brokering oilfield equipment and founded Devin
was a leader in the nursing community for 30 years and was known for her
kindness and caring nature.
Jim and Ruth are among 13 individuals who will be recognized for
making a positive impact in their communities through philanthropy:
- Lafayette Parish – James Devin & Ruth
Parish – Peggy & John Daniel Gielen, III
Parish – Anita M. Fontenot
Parish – Phil & Reneé Haney
Landry Parish – Sue Soileau Brignac
Martin Parish – Roy & Catherine Poché
- St. Mary
Parish – Dr. Alan M. Hoberman & the late Dr. Mildred S. Christian
Parish – N. R. Broussard
In 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
Luncheon 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 337-769-4849.
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 of $175 million and has made cumulative grants of over $87 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.