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 $5 million to more than $574 million in assets. You can reach John through his administrative assistant, Emmy Martin Comeaux, at, or (225) 387-6126.

John Spain, 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 or (225) 387-6126.


Amber Cefalu, executive assistant to John Spain,, (225) 381-7109
Gloria Chapman, receptionist,, (225) 387-6126
Emmy Comeaux, executive assistant to John Davies,, (225) 339-3306
Jared Falcon, IT specialist,, (225) 339-3314
Andrea Farmer, receptionist,, (225) 381-7107


John M. Spain, executive vice president.,  (225) 339-3308
Lauren Crapanzano Jumonville, director of civic leadership initiatives,, (225) 381-7102
Sarah Gardner, project manager,, (225) 381-7114


Mukul Verma, director,, (225) 381-7116
Dennise Reno, art director,, (225) 252-2259


Edmund J. Giering IV, general counsel,, (225) 381-7101


This department is responsible for providing services to donors. Donor Services also oversees grants approved by independent committees and scholarships.

Rebecca Schutte, director of donor services,, (225) 387-6126
Travis Hutchins, donor services officer,
Corrie Manieri, donor services program officer,, (225) 381-7083
Sam Parsons, donor services associate,, (225) 381-7086
Jana Smith, grants administrator,
Lois Smyth, senior donor services program officer,, (225) 381-7103


Debbie Pickell, director of finance,, (225) 339-1183
Courtney Gustin, controller,, (225) 381-7112
Raymond Prince, financial operations manager,, (225) 339-1184
Holly S. Mitchell, accountant,, (225) 274-5113


Philanthropic Services is responsible for developing relationships with new donors and businesses. If you are interested in opening a charitable fund, please contact Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Hutchison, director of philanthropic services,, (225) 381-7080
Francisca M.M. Comeaux, project manager,, (225) 381-7110


Patricia Calfee, director,, (225) 381-7117
Lauren C. Crump, program officer,, (225) 387-6126