Parish Foundation Recognizes Sylvia and Fulton C. "Butch” Felterman, Jr. as
Leaders In Philanthropy
(Patterson, LA) – The St. Mary Parish Foundation (SMPF), an affiliate of
Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently recognized Sylvia and Fulton C.
"Butch” Felterman, Jr. as St. Mary Parish’s 2015
Leaders In Philanthropy Award
recipients at a reception at the Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill
Butch and Sylvia will receive the Leaders
In Philanthropy Award at Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) annual
event this November. CFA awards a Leaders
In Philanthropy Award to an individual or couple in each of the eight
parishes of its primary service area for making a philanthropic impact in their
communities through substantial charitable contributions. Butch and Sylvia are
being recognized for their outstanding philanthropy to St. Mary Parish which
includes being instrumental in the creation, development and construction of
the Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum.
At the reception, Butch and Sylvia were presented with proclamations from
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s office and City of Patterson Mayor Rodney A. Grogan
recognizing them for their outstanding commitment to the community.
Greg Hamer, SMPF board chair, said, "The St. Mary Parish Foundation is
honored to recognize Butch and Sylvia Felterman for all that they do for our
parish. Their philanthropy is memorialized at the Wedell-Williams Aviation
Museum for generations to come.”
Butch and Sylvia restored "The Old Warehouse”, the oldest commercial
building in Patterson located on the banks of the Lower Atchafalaya River, and
they built a lighthouse replica to scale called "Fishermen’s Light”. This lighthouse preserves the legacy,
physical artifacts and memorabilia of the hard-working fishermen from
Patterson’s 51-year shrimping industry.
All past recipients of the Leaders
In Philanthropy Awards for St. Mary Parish were in attendance: Johnny and
Mary Lou Conrad (2014); Dr. Thomas F. and Mrs. Glenna G. Kramer (2013); R.E.
"Bob” Miller (2012); Gregory J. Hamer, Sr. (2011).
The St. Mary Parish Foundation is an affiliate of Community Foundation of
Acadiana and has a separate board of directors, specifically for the benefit of
St. Mary Parish. The purpose of the St.
Mary Parish Foundation is to fund programs which broadly impact St. Mary Parish
and tofocus on enhancing the quality of life in St. Mary Parish.Please
www.cfacadiana.org/StMary for a list of the local board of
directors or for more information.
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 $147 million and
has made cumulative grants of over $77 million. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.