Community Foundation of Acadiana

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CFA seeks nominations for philanthropy awards

Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) is accepting nominations from the St. Landry Parish community for the 2018 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards.
Leaders in Philanthropy Awards are presented annually to outstanding individuals or couples from each of the eight parishes of CFA’s primary service area who have made a philanthropic impact in their communities through substantial charitable contributions to or by attracting substantial contributions for nonprofits, churches or schools.
An award recipient will be chosen from St. Landry Parish.

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B.I. and the late Te Moody were honored as being two of 2017s ‘leaders in philanthropy’ by the Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) Thursday at the Cajundome in Lafayette. From the left are CFA President Raymond Hebert, B.I. Moody and CFA’s Kam Movssaghi.

Moody, other philanthropists honored

The Community Foundation of Acadiana held the 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards during a luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center on Thursday. Residents from the eight Acadiana parishes were honored for the success that their lifetimes of generosity helped to create.
Thursday’s Acadia Parish honoree was legendary businessman B.I. Moody III and his wife Te, who passed away earlier this year.

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Deadline nears to reserve seats for Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

The deadline to reserve seats and tables to the Community Foundation of Acadiana’s upcoming Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Monday.
Seats are $75 each and tables of eight are $500 and can be reserved online at cfacadiana.org/2017lip.

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Cleco Community Fund accepting grant applications

The Cleco Community Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations whose focus areas are education, health and wellness, low income and youth programming.
“Cleco has a long history of philanthropic involvement in the communities it serves,” said Peggy Scott, board chair and interim CEO of Cleco Corporate Holdings. “The Cleco Community Fund will award $100,000 through multiple grants to Acadiana nonprofits doing critical work in the region.”

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Study cites economic benefits expected by completing I-49

Community Foundation of Acadiana has released an economic impact analysis it commissioned that assesses the benefits of completing the I-49 Lafayette Connector and the extension of I-49 South from Lafayette to New Orleans. CFA contracted with Regional Economic Models, Inc. and CDM Smith to perform the study.

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