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Staff is working 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

2021-22 Committee and Subcommittee Chairs

Communications

Chair and Board Liaison: Hon. John Davidson
Staff: Dennette Young

Chaired by the Secretary of the Foundation and works with the Communications Department to educate the public, lawyers, judges, and the philanthropic community at large about the work of the Foundation and civil legal aid.

 

Development

Chair and Board Liaison: Chuck Bourque
Vice Chair: Kerry Murphy
Staff: Laura Sewell

Works with the Board of Directors and Development Department to provide funding for the annual operations budget, major gifts, special projects; the committee also recommends policies governing development activities to the Board and identifies and cultivates relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals. Acquisition of charitable gifts to the Foundation, includes the Infinity Fund and Legacy Funds.

Development Subcommittees:

Annual Fellows Gala
Chair: Pat Talley
Board Liaison: Colleen Jarrott
Staff: Danielle Marshall
Coordinates planning and implementation aspects of the Gala including sponsorships, auction, and logistics. 

Collaborative Grants
Chair: Dave Ernest
Board Liaison: Chuck Bourque
Staff: Haley Mack
Legal service provider workgroup to prioritize, review and respond to federal, state, local and private foundation opportunities to serve the state with direct representation and systemic relief on key issues.

Major Gifts
Chair and Board Liaison: Chuck Bourque
Staff: Laura Sewell
Acquisition of charitable gifts to the Foundation, includes the Infinity Fund and Legacy Funds.

Membership
Chair and Board Liaison: Hon. Guy Bradberry
Staff: Danielle Marshall
Recruitment of new members and retention of current Fellows: outreach and education to the judiciary and local bars; utilization of the one-hour professionalism CLE, Why the Louisiana Bar Foundation is Good for the Profession.

 

Education

Chair and Board Liaison: Zeb Winstead
Staff: Dee Jones

Works with the Communications Department and focuses on promoting study and research in the field of law, the diffusion of knowledge thereof, and the continuing education of lawyers. 

 

Executive

Chair and Board Liaison: Chris Ralston  
Staff: Donna Cuneo

Chaired by the President of the Foundation and consist of the officers, the Immediate Past President, and the Executive Director. The Executive Committee shall have and exercise the authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the corporation and the Executive Director at all times between meetings of the Board of Directors; provided, however, that the Executive Committee shall not have the authority to amend the Bylaws, remove any officer, adopt a plan for dissolution or liquidation of the corporation, or to repeal or amend any formal action of the Board of Directors.

  

Finance 

Chair and Board Liaison: Deidre Robert
Staff: Cassie Holcomb

Chaired by the Treasurer of the Foundation and works with the Finance Department to oversee the LBF’s financial operations, including the annual operating budget, the review of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, and the annual audit and Internal Revenue Service 990 Filing. 

  

Governance

Chair and Board Liaison: Skip Philips
Staff: Donna Cuneo

Chaired by the Immediate Past President of the Foundation and works with the Executive Director to ensure the effective and equitable governance of the Foundation by conducting evaluation of relevant procedures and making recommendations to the Board of Directors and Fellowship regarding warranted amendments to the Foundations By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation.

  

Grants

Chair and Board Liaison: Alan Brackett
Staff: Renee LeBeouf

Chaired by the Vice President of the Foundation and works with the Grants Manager to review grant applications, make recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to the disbursement of available funds received by the Foundation including those received through the IOLTA Program as implemented by Order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and recommend policies regarding standards by which applications are to be measured and funding decisions are to be made by the Board of Directors.

 

Grantee Board and Staff Training Committee 

Chair and Board Liaison: Edmund Giering 
Staff: Renee LeBeouf

The Regional Grantee Board and Staff Training Committee will work to coordinate annual civil legal aid network training events aimed at strengthening leadership by reviewing board member responsibilities, setting program and administration priorities for the organization, identifying current client service trends and best practices, and evaluating mission goals and outcomes

 

Investment 

Chair and Board Liaison: Deidre Robert
Staff: Cassie Holcomb

Chaired by the Treasurer and works with the Finance Department to review quarterly and annual reports for Foundation managed funds to ensure investment of funds in compliance with the investment policy or governing documents, review expenditures of fund assets for compliance with fund objectives and purposes, and provide an annual report to the Board of Directors on the administration of all managed funds. The Vice President, Development Committee Chair, and Executive Director serve as members of the committee. 

  

Kids' Chance

Co-Chairs: Patsy Bonneau and Matt Richards
Board Liaison: Patsy Bonneau

Staff: Renee LeBoeuf and Danielle Marshall

This committee works with the Kids’ Chance Coordinator to oversee the Kids' Chance Program created to provide educational scholarships to the children of workers who have been seriously, catastrophically, or fatally injured in a work-related accident.

 

Nominating

Chair and Board Liaison: Chris Ralston
Staff: Donna Cuneo

This committee shall be chaired by the President of the Foundation and works with the Executive Director to recommend Fellows for vacancies on the Board of Directors. The officers serve as ex-officio members of the committee. 

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.

 



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