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Some Key Features

  • Develop a permanent source of funding exclusively for the benefit of Evangeline Parish through permanently-endowed named funds
  • Provides local leadership with a local Affiliate Advisory Board
  • Determine local priorities and address local issues, needs and opportunities

  • An unparalleled economies of scale provided by CFA’s investment, accounting, grant-making, administrative support and tax-exempt status
  • Hosts an annual event to create awareness and raise funds for the Evangeline Foundation
  • Enhanced credibility alignment with CFA, one of south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organizations located in Lafayette

Evangeline Parish individuals, families and businesses can establish charitable and philanthropic Funds that they name after themselves, a family, or a company, or in memory or honor of someone.

Those Funds are either:

Donor-Directed Funds - Donors direct grant distributions to other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and public entities any time, in any amount, any year.

Permanent Funds - These Funds are never spent, but are invested, and annually generate dollars that are used for the benefit of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, churches, schools and public entities who serve Evangeline Parish as determined by the Evangeline Foundation Affiliate Advisory Board.

Affiliate Advisory Board

The Evangeline Affiliate Advisory Board consists of individuals that can reside in or represent Evangeline Parish. CFA seeks affiliate members with integrity and a variety of perspectives, opinions and experiences who are capable and committed to the Foundation’s core purpose of building legacies and improving communities by connecting generous people to the cause they care about.

Anita Fontenot

Southwest Fidelity Corporation

Eugene S. Fontenot

Euco Finance Company

Dr. Gwen Fontenot

UL Lafayette

L. Glynn Fontenot

Community Volunteer