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Upcoming Events - 3/2/2017 -

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

6:30 PM VIP Reception

7:00 PM Gala

Acadiana Center for the Arts for ticket purchasing options.

This event will feature an awards ceremony recognizing those in the business and art community whose contribution has made an impact on the Acadiana community through Arts, Business and Culture.  The proceeds from the event will provide a foundation of gifts for the ABC fund, a fund dedicated to advocating and protecting Acadiana's art and cultural community by providing on-going business and financial support to artists, musicians, art and cultural organizations throughout the region.  

 The following will be recognized as Honorary Icons for 2017: 

Creative Economy-Individual: George Marks

Creative Economy-Project: Lomax Recordings: Josh Caffery and Joel Savoy 

Rising Star: Clare Cook / Patron: The Heymann Foundation

Visual Artist: Debbie Fleming Caffery / Performing Artist: Zachary Richard 

Lifetime Achievement: Dickie Landry / Special Trailblazer Recognition

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 

7:00 -10:00 PM

Petroleum Club of Morgan City 

Cocktail Attire 

Formal Dinner and Wine 

Please visit for tickets!

St. Mary Parish Foundation will be honoring 2017 St. Mary Parish Young Role Models at their "Walk the Red Carpet" Gala in late April.  Young Role Models are recognized for their impact on their profession in the community and their future as a leader in philanthropy.  The recipients are chosen from six different categories: 

  • Agriculture & Fisheries someone in agriculture, agri-business or fisheries
  • Arts music, art, decorative arts (interior design), construction design
  • Business retail, industry, banking,accounting
  • Education teacher or administrator who has made an impact
  • Healthcare doctors, vets, hospital administration, nursing
  • Service public service or volunteerism

Saturday May 6th, 2017 

3:30 - 7:00 PM

Five Star Stables 

3214 Sugar Oaks Road, New Iberia, La 

Join the Iberia Parish Foundation at their Hats and Horses Kentucky Derby Party with the viewing of live racing action of the 143rd Derby. There will be friendly wagering as well as contests for the best hat for ladies and best dapper man. This will be a ticketed event for more information about the event and how to purchase tickets please visit


Our friends at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana Foundation are accepting nominations for 2017 Angel Award.They are looking for individuals who are exceptionally committed to changing the lives of Louisiana's children for the better. Along with having their stories told, each Angel receives a $20,000 grant to the charity of their choice to further the mission of serving kids.

The deadline for nominations is April 14. 

Please visit The Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana Foundation website to make a nomination!


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