Baton Rouge Area Foundation Announces New Cohort of Development Fellows

Baton Rouge Area Foundation Announces New Cohort of Development Fellows

01.08.2024

25 leaders selected to receive training in the field of development 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The Baton Rouge Area Foundation today announced the 2024 cohort of Development Fellows, a program of the Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence. One of the Foundation’s signature programs, Development Fellows is a workshop series that teaches fundraising fundamentals to enhance the skills and effectiveness of new development professionals. 

A cohort of 25 fellows have been carefully selected to participate in this program. Established in 2010, the Development Fellows Program is a series of workshops aimed at boosting proficiency in the field of development. Each workshop features a formal presentation by a local funder or development professional, followed by in-depth group discussions. The program provides the fellows with access to high-caliber experts, fostering opportunities to build contacts within the local community. 

While the program is not designed for seasoned development professionals, it offers significant benefits to staff at area non-profits seeking to expand their knowledge. Selection criteria prioritize current and future potential as a development professional, transferrable skills, and a demonstrated interest in contributing to the not-for-profit sector in Baton Rouge. 

 

Members of the 2024 cohort are: 

  • Staci Arceneaux, North Oaks Foundation 
  • Kimberly Bainguel, Rise Foundation 
  • Christine Beavers, Northshore Community Foundation 
  • Bryce Benzine, Girl Scouts Louisiana East 
  • Cindy Bonin, Gardere Initiative 
  • Angelle Bourgeois, Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation 
  • Chelsea Brumfield, American Cancer Society 
  • James Carter, Christian Outreach Center 
  • Amber Cefalu, Baton Rouge Area Foundation 
  • Lauren Coco, Community Volunteer 
  • Sarah Davis, GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship 
  • Victoria Faulkner, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 
  • Sabrina Fidalgo, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra 
  • Patti Freeman, IRIS Domestic Violence Center 
  • Emma Granier, Center for Planning Excellence 
  • Mimi Guercio, St. Lillian Academy 
  • Stephanie Hughson, American Heart Association 
  • Jason Langlois, Manship Theatre 
  • Alex Leader, Evergreen Life Services 
  • Austin Lowrance, HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge 
  • Susan Maxwell, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center 
  • Tamiera Nash, Louisiana Budget Project 
  • Shielda Perkins, National Child and Family Services 
  • Ajohnee Rodney, Southern University Athletics 
  • Nicole Scott, The BRidge Agency, Inc. 

 

For more information about the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, please visit www.braf.org/nonprofits

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