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LEF joins forces with Community Foundation of Acadiana

Oct 10, 2017 09:48AM ● By News Desk

Lafayette Education Foundation (LEF) announced they have partnered with the Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), creating the Lafayette Education Foundation Fund.

Dan Alexander, president of the LEF Board of Directors says, “LEF is honored to move forward in our partnership with the Community Foundation of Acadiana, whose expertise will benefit the growth of LEF and its endowment fund.”

“Lafayette Education Foundation is a long-established, well-respected organization whose influence and impact has been immeasurable,” said Raymond Hébert, president and CEO of Community Foundation of Acadiana. “We are thrilled and honored to be associated with LEF in supporting its important mission and securing its future for the betterment of education in Lafayette Parish.” LEF Executive Director, Etienna Wright adds, “Funders can trust that their donations are committed to sustaining LEF in its mission to promote and support excellence in education right here in our community.”

To contribute to the Lafayette Education Foundation Fund you may contact Community Foundation of Acadiana at 337-769-4840 or visit

The mission of Lafayette Education Foundation is to promote and support excellence in education in Lafayette Parish schools.  The mission is achieved by the LEF Teacher Awards, Classroom and School Impact Grants, and Models Grants. For more information about Lafayette Education Foundation, please call (337) 234-3229 or visit

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to build legacies and improve communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is one of south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $189 million and has made cumulative grants of over $99.3 million. Learn more at  


Pictured from left to right: Raymond Hebert, Dan Alexander, Etienna Wright