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. To celebrate National Physician’s Day, we recently held our annual In Skilled Hands event on March 24th, with an exhibition of artwork from some of our most creative employees and some other talented members of our community.

More than 350 supporters attended Acadia General Hospital’s 2016 Gala held at the Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley on Friday, April 15. The annual event benefits the expansion for the hospital’s new emergency room. The Gala included a live auction with the honorable Scott Angelle as guest auctioneer, followed by a delicious buffet dinner with live entertainment by Louisiana Red. Attendees enjoyed mingling with the honorable Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and his wife, and Mayor Greg Jones and his wife, who were in attendance.

The inaugural celebration gala benefitting the future growth and development of St. Martin Hospital was held Thursday, May 19.  The event was held at The Glassroom at Buck & Johnny’s restaurant.  The event featured live music performed by the Huval Trio, and a silent auction.

On June 6, the Lafayette General Foundation Charity Golf Classic was held at Oakbourne Country Club.  Twenty-nine teams signed up for the tournament, raising $30,000 in proceeds the Foundation and its activities supporting the Lafayette General Health system.

The annual Lafayette General Foundation gala will be held Oct. 13 at Le Pavilion in Parc Lafayette.  More information coming soon.