2018 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards

Donna Shetler Corley

Acadia Parish
Sponsored by: Home Bank
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Leonard & Mary Fontenot

Evangeline Parish
Sponsored by: Cleco
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Mary Carol & Thomas R. LeBlanc Sr.

Iberia Parish
Sponsored by: The Shea Family & Iberia Bank
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Nick & JoAnn Pugh

Lafayette Parish
Sponsored by: MidSouth Bank
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Bruce Gaudin

St. Landry Parish
Sponsored by: City Club at River Ranch
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Alice & William Pecoraro

St. Mary Parish
Sponsored by: Taco Bell
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Charles R. “Charlie” Sonnier

Vermilion Parish
sponsored by: Gulf Coast Bank
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Kermit Duhon & Maegan Sonnier of Travel Machine

Business/Corporate Award
Travel Machine
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Paul Hilliard, Keynote Speaker

Paul Hilliard, Keynote Speaker

Paul Hilliard is the chairman emeritus Badger Oil Corporation. A Wisconsin native, Hilliard has been an independent operator and owner of Badger Oil Corporation since 1955. He is the recipient of the Leaders In Philanthropy Award, Lafayette Civic Cup, and Horatio Alger Award. He and his late wife, Lulu, contributed $5 million dollars in seed money to start the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum at UL-Lafayette. The keynote speaker is proudly sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. Learn more here.

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