Lafayette General Foundation

We live in a very generous community. People here have always given ardently to causes benefitting both the individual and the greater good. Lafayette General Foundation is thrilled to serve our community and to support Lafayette General Health (LGH), Acadiana’s only community-owned nonprofit health system.

With your generosity, and by eagerly listening to our staff, patients and our community, we help provide innovations that transform how care is delivered. We fundraise, boost projects and aim to improve outcomes, satisfaction and create a healthier future for all.

To fulfill LGH's mission, To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health, our role is to find and connect the pieces, people and processes with our resources, our supporters and our heads and hearts.

We are active in the traditional things you’d expect from a Foundation:
In 2015, we introduced "We Give," a new Employee Giving campaign to developing funding for programs, services, and initiatives across Lafayette General Health. Lafayette General Health employees are contributing to the health system, helping each other and transforming lives!

In 2016, we introduced the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund in memory of Mayci Breaux, a radiologic technology student whose life was taken during the Grand Theatre shooting on July 23, 2015. 

In addition to philanthropic projects, we are also business minded and entrepreneurial by nature of our Innovation Fund and, soon to be developed, Real Estate Fund. Exciting times are ahead! If you have any questions about the Foundation or any of our events and activities, please call (337) 289-8954.

The Emergency Department at Acadia General Hospital shapes how a community perceives the hospital more so than any other because most patients enter through the E.R. In more ways than one the E.R. is the “gateway” to our facility.  The Lafayette General Foundation is supporting a campaign to construct a new Emergency Department to serve patients with three times the capacity of today.  You can make a donation online or call (337) 289-8950. 

Events 

Many of our Lafayette General Health employees are multi-talented. In addition to the skills they use to provide the very best healthcare to our patients, they also create beautiful things in their own time. Lafayette General Foundation hosts an annual art auction and event featuring artistic works by physicians and employees of Lafayette General Health in honor of National Physician's Day.   

Thursday, March 2  •  Acadiana Center for the Arts  •  Lafayette  •  6 - 9 p.m. 

Lafayette General Foundation celebrates Acadia General Hospital and all who work tirelessly and selflessly to help care for the people of Acadia Parish and our surrounding communities.  Proceeds from the annual Acadia General Hospital Gala go toward the hospital's emergency room renovation and expansion project.   

Friday, March 31  •  Grand Opera House of the South  • Crowley  •  6 - 10 p.m. 

The St. Martin Hospital Celebration focuses on the history and accomplishments of St. Martin Hospital.  More importantly it engages the most important individuals to St. Martin Hospital, the local community!  The money raised from the evening goes towards the St. Martin Hospital Building and Grounds Fund.   The Fund's purpose is to support the ongoing growth of St. Martin Hospital and to provide resources to improve and maintain the existing facility. 

Thursday, April 27  •  Poche Bridge Country Club  •  Breaux Bridge  •  7 - 10 p.m. 

Our annual golf tournament held at the beautiful Oakbourne Country Club.  The tournament raises funds for the Foundation to help Lafayette General Health deliver the best healthcare to the Acadiana region. 

Monday, June 5  •  Oakbourne Country Club  •  Lafayette  •  11 a.m. 

Healthcare Heroes of Acadiana Awards Gala is the largest annual fundraising event benefiting Lafayette General Foundation.  The event honors three healthcare heroes - a Corporate Hero, a Community Hero and a Caregiver Hero.  These heroes are recognized for their contributions to healthcare in Acadiana.  

Thursday, October 12  •  Le Pavillon - Parc Lafayette  •  Lafayette  •  6 - 10 p.m.