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About the Foundation
The Foundation is staffed by a diverse group of professionals. If you don't know who to contact from the below list, please call Gloria Chapman at 225.387.6126.
John G. Davies
President and CEO
John Davies has served as president and CEO since June 1988. During his tenure, the Foundation has grown from $3 million to $608 million in assets. Reach John through his administrative assistant, Emmy Martin Comeaux, at email@example.com, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive vice president
John Spain, who has run broadcast stations and diversified companies, oversees Foundation long-term projects, such as health care reform and land use planning. John can be reached through his administrative assistant, Amber Cefalu, at email@example.com or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amber Cefalu, executive assistant to John Spain, email@example.com
Gloria Chapman, receptionist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmy Comeaux, executive assistant to John Davies, email@example.com
Linsay Williams, receptionist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mukul Verma, director of communications, email@example.com
Dennise Reno, art director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edmund J. Giering IV, general counsel, email@example.com
This department is responsible for providing services to donors and members and raising assets for the Foundation. Donor Services also oversees grants approved by independent committees and forges partnerships with nonprofits to assist donors evaluate giving opportunities aligned with their interests.
John K. Carpenter, director of donor services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Boone, senior donor services officer, email@example.com
Ellen Fargason, donor services officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twanda Lewis, donor services program officer, email@example.com
Lois Smyth, donor services program officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Holtzclaw, donor services associate, email@example.com
For general questions, call 225.387.6126. Donors, members and anyone interested in creating a fund at the Foundation can contact John Carpenter directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nonprofits interested in funding opportunities should visit the grantmaking page.
Debbie Pickell, director of finance, email@example.com
Courtney Gustin, controller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raymond Prince, financial operations manager, email@example.com
Cherryl Alford, senior accountant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Bagwell, accountant, email@example.com
Patricia Calfee, project manager, firstname.lastname@example.org