Stuller Family Foundation Donates $150,000 for First Responders and Flood Relief - 11/2/2016 -
Release:November 2, 2016
Family Foundation Donates $150,000 for First Responders and Flood Relief
(Lafayette, La.) –
The Stuller Family Foundation recently donated $150,000 to two
life-changing funds at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) to benefit first responders
and flood relief efforts.
Stuller established the Keep Acadiana Safe
Fund at CFA and granted $100,000 to assist Acadiana's first responders by
giving them the tools they need to protect, serve and save residents during
emergencies. These funds will enable local police departments to purchase
equipment and safety gear for the officers along with other tools.
"It's about giving them the equipment
that they need in order to be able to do their jobs and to keep our citizens
safe within the communities that we live in," said Matt Stuller, chairman
and CEO of Stuller, Inc.
(Left to Right) Broussard Police
Department Chief Brannon Decou; Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber; Stuller
Family Foundation board member Will Mills; Community Foundation of Acadiana
President & CEO Raymond J. Hébert; Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux;
Lafayette Police Department Interim Police Chief Reginald Thomas; Stuller, Inc.
Chairman and CEO Matt Stuller.
In light of the tragic flooding that occurred
in August, The Stuller Family Foundation gave an additional $50,000 to CFA’s
Acadiana Disaster Response Fund to benefit flood victims.
"Many residents were victims during the
flood event, and our donation will go toward helping these individuals and
families continue with rebuilding and recovery," added Stuller. "This
second phase of recovery will be long-term, and The Stuller Family Foundation
is simply doing its part to give the materials and equipment required to help
our friends and neighbors return to their homes."
Anyone can make a donation to either the Keep
Acadiana Safe Fund or the Acadiana Disaster Response Fund at CFA, at any time
and in any amount. Contributions to either fund are tax-deductible and can be made
payable and mailed to Community Foundation of Acadiana, 1035 Camellia Boulevard,
Suite 100, Lafayette, LA, 70508. For questions or to learn more about CFA,
please visit www.cfacadiana.org
or call 337-769-4840.
(Left to Right) Stuller Family
Foundation Executive Director Scott Brazda; Stuller Family Foundation board
member Will Mills; Community Foundation of Acadiana President & CEO Raymond
J. Hébert; Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux; Stuller, Inc. Chairman and
CEO Matt Stuller.
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.