Phil and Reneé Haney to receive philanthropy award - 10/12/2016 -
Release: October 12, 2016
Phil and Reneé
Haney to receive philanthropy award
La.) – Community Foundation of
Acadiana (CFA) will honor Phil and Reneé
Haney 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.
The Haney’s have
been selected to receive the 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy Award for their
leadership, commitment and dedication to improving Iberia Parish.
As a kindergarten teacher, Reneé witnessed children of struggling families and wanted to help
improve their lives. It was her passion that led Phil to create the
Prosecutor's Early Intervention Program (PEIP).
This program’s success has led to recognition and partnership with the
McArthur Foundation and the Models for Change initiative and has been a catalyst
for change within Louisiana’s juvenile system.
For the last 15 years, they have been actively involved in
the Iberia Boys and Girls Club and are known for their efforts with its annual "Brudley's
Wild Game Cook Off”.
In 2003, they created the Phil
Haney Community Projects nonprofit organization to work within the school
system to provide services for at risk children and their families. In 2008,
Phil and Reneé partnered with Community Foundation of Acadiana to establish the
Phil Haney Community Fund to help with emergency needs and to create
scholarships for children in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.Phil
and Reneé are among 13
individuals who will be recognized for making a positive impact in their
communities through philanthropy:
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 selections.
- Iberia Parish – Phil &
Parish – Peggy & John Daniel Gielen, III
Parish – Anita M. Fontenot
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
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
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.