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The mission of the Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana is to connect donors to the priorities that enhance the quality of family and community life for generations to come.

We believe that investing in families secures the future of our communities. Through the power of giving, family and community dreams are positively affected.

The Foundation was established in 2000 to serve Southwest Louisiana people. The Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana is committed to connecting donors to children, families and community development priorities.

The Foundation recognizes the need to engage in activities such as:

  • Creating an endowment for Family & Youth, a family service agency established in 1970.
  • Promoting excellence in the nonprofit sector.
  • Promoting Philanthropy at all levels.

2024 Board of Trustees

Doug Gehrig, Chair
Steve Kuypers, Vice Chair
Steven Perez, Treasurer
Richman Reinauer, Secretary
Ben Marriner, Immediate Past Chair
Mark Hanudel, FYCA Liaison

Leo Reddoch
Jackie St. Romain
Kevin Melton

Kim Strong
Tommy Eastman
Doug Como

Foundation Initiatives

Promotion of Philanthropy

Philanthropy is the act of individual citizens contributing money or goods, along with their time and skills, to promote the well-being of others and the betterment of the community. The Family Foundation promotes philanthropic activities, primarily in Southwest Louisiana, and works to connect donors, philanthropic organization, foundations, and corporations to community priorities that will enhance the quality of family and community life for generations to come.

In addition to developing an endowment to sustain the divisions of Family & Youth, the Family Foundation:

  • Promotes development of local philanthropy.
  • Assists nonprofits in developing their fund development programs.
  • Promotes accountable fund development practices.
  • Encourages public recognition of philanthropies and philanthropists in Southwest Louisiana.

Click here to view or download our Promotion of Philanthropy Card

Non-Profit Sector Development

Nonprofit organizations play a key role in improving and maintaining the quality of life in communities. They provide important services, such as meeting critical needs of families in distress, responding in times of need, providing job training, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and displaced and much more. Nonprofit organizations are consistently on the front lines, providing immediate services in the wake of tragedy and disaster and sticking around long after public interest has waned.

The Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana supports leadership development in the nonprofit sector. Developing excellence in nonprofit organizations promotes honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility and accountability.

The Family Foundation assists nonprofit organizations with information, training and education in key organizational areas, including:

  • Leadership and Human Resources Development
  • Mission-Driven Programming
  • Active Governance
  • Ethical Performance
  • Transparent Financial Practices
  • Strategic Fund Development
  • Inclusive Civic Participation in Public Policy
Capital Campaign

Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana is committed to meeting the needs of families in Southwest Louisiana. Therefore, as the community grows so must Family & Youth and Family Foundation. That is the goal of the Capital Campaign. It was created to provide funding for a building expansion, which will ensure that Family & Youth’s divisions will have the resources and capabilities to welcome and serve anyone who needs our help in our community.

2019 Family Foundation Donors

Donors are connected to our mission of enhancing the quality of family and community life for generations to come.


Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel
Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office, John DeRosier
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Tony Mancuso
City of Lake Charles, Mayor Nic Hunter


Energy Transfer
Perry, Christine


Stine Lumber
Galan, Julio & Maria
Evans, Jim & Jean
Hankins, Michael & Kari
Merchants & Farmers Bank
Mitchell, Mark & Michele
Generous Donor
Southwest Beverage Company


J & & Exterminating
JD Bank
Hanudel, Mark
Gehrig, Doug & Gay
Fenet, Courtney & Sally
Hancock Whitney Bank
Lanza, Danny
Reddoch, Leo & Heather
Beauregard Parish DA
Southside Machine Works, Inc.
Magnolia LNG


DeRouen, Girola & Associates
Pettefer, Paul & Aoril
CEO Club of Lake Charles
Duplechian, David & Kim
Stewart, Charles
First Federal Bank of Louisiana
CSRS, Inc.
Maust, Dr. Jay & Jules
Popillion, Nora & Karen
The Wallce Myers Group
Gragson Casidy & Guillory
Sickey, David
Landry, Dr. Stuart & Blanche
Sylvester, Nancy
Kiwanis of South Lake Charles
Harless, Dana & Leslie
Lapira, Paul & Kate
Camara, Shawn & Roxanne

Sasol Gives
Odum, James
The Wine Store
Dwight, Stephen
Broussard, Tim & Lee
Chennault International Airport Authority
Burns, Cheryl
Tynes, Maurice
L'Auberge Casino Resort - Lake Charles
Webb, Torreey & Shirley
Business First Bank
Flavin Construction
Clean Juice
Earhart, Phil & Lucie
First National Bank of DeRidder
Gutierrez, Gustavo & Yayi
Langley, Williams & Company


Andersen, Kerry
Manena, Lois
Strong, Dr. Tom & Kim
LaPira, Joseph & Elizabeth
Soto, Blake
Boyett, Becky
Sasol Gives
Moreau, Perry
Carr, Dr. Candis
American Press Foundation
Baggett, Doug & Kristin
Brightwell, Jeff & Eva

Fulair, Inc.
Southpoint Services
DeRouen, Marty & Julie
Dr. Shondra Smith
Jester, Richard
McElveen Insurance
Morgan Stanley
Pemberton Mortgage Group
Generous Donor
State Farm Companies Foundation
The Art Factory


Morris, Caitlin
Scheufens, Sarita
Doshier, Erika
Philips 66
Stoma, Joe & Janet
Sabine Pooks, Spas & Furniture
Harrell, Karen
Chennault International Airport Authority
Barnatt, Theresa
Browning, E. T. & Jeannie
Shaddock, Stephen & Cammie
Toujours Planning, LLC
Barbield, Robert & Chelsi
Paul's Rib Shack

Hebert, Jason
Kuypers, Steve & Ann
Laundry World
Trouille, Fr. Alan
Alcede, Joey & Dianna
Trahan, Eric & Michelle
Higgins, Paul
Bauhaus Salon
Coushatta Casino Resort
Escape Room Louisiana
McCarty, Dave & Glenda
Lake Charles Fire Department
Taylor Bowie, Cheryl


Audubon Nature Institute
Couch, Steve & Susan
Duffel, Allen
Niche Creative Studio
Alexander, Rex
Doucet, Randall
Dynamic Dimensions
Gulf Coast Floors & Home Décor
Holt, Clint & Debbie
Hotel Indigo Downtown Baton Rouge
Knapp, Leonard & Ann
Snap Fitness
Roll, Frankie
CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation
Diamond Durrell's
Magical Moments
Signatures Salon
L Bridal Couture
Cormier, Ramby
Jones, Wes & Terra
Etie's, A Children's Shoppe
Lake Charles Little Theatre
Mason, Larry
University Animal Clinic
Ally-Gator Bookbites Publishing House
Bodega Wine Dive
Boombox Pops
Global Crane & Rigging Certification
McGee, Tanya
McNeese State University
Renaitre Medical Aesthetics
Mimosa Boutique
Bayou Beds
Junkin Gypies
Riehn, Susan
The Frame House Gallery
Brinkman, Donald & Amanda
Uniformly Fit
Dream in Color
Clarke, Joyce
Healing Rhapsodies Music Therapy
Lake Street Liquor
We Rock the Spectrum
Fontenot, Kenneth
121 Artisan Bistro
Acadian Coffee Roasters
Accessory Zone
Bayou Escape Rooms
Breaux, Dwayne
Carleton, Mike

Fontenot, John
ASI Office Systems
Moreno, Chad
C & C Towing
Conner, Eddie
Crain Brothers
Hamilton House
Healthy Image Consulting
Hughes, Gwen
Johnny's Pizza
Jones, Waymond & Kathy
Kendra Scott Foundation
Frick, Dan
Hebert, Dr. Edward
Kirkpatrick, Bruce
McNeely, Jack
Miesel, Victor
Williams, Bill
Haxthausen, Louis
Ash, Don
Roberts, Dean
Marque, Melvin
Putt Putt
Taco Mel
The Astros Foundation
Caraway's Pharmacy
A Daisy A Day
Henny, Jr., Leo
LaFleur, Andrea
Sanders, Rusty
Kreations Embroidery & Gifts
Mills, Jenny
Queen of Threads
Mack, Gerard
Chamber SWLA
Club Tabby
Isle of Capri
The Children's Museum
Blush Company
Piatt, Ali
Miller, Julie
Steech, Gene
Adore Pet Spa
Roy's Meat Market
Crying Eagle Brewing Company
Thomas, Willie
Dan's BBQ

Goodloe Architechts
Isadore, Becky
Jason's Deli
McInnis, George
Prime Butcher & Brasserie
Putter's Driving Range
Truax, Tammy
Tassin, Linda
Bernard, Kedrick
Harris, James
Lake Arthur Butane
Guerrero, Lisa
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Arts Council of SWLA
Cinemark - Lake Charles
Community Coffee Company
Cormier, Adley
Lee, Heather
Memory Makers Travel Agency
McNeese State University - CAMPP Store
Parks, Michaelynn
Pink & Blue Avenue
Sway Boutique
Yellowfin Distillery
Mel's Cakery
Painting With a Twist
Raising Cane's
Wonderfully Made by Mandy
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury-OJJS
Corbello's Menswear
Daiquiri Shack
Better Business Bureau
Broussard, Mollie
Health Wise
Kajun Monograms
Mr. Gatti's Pizza
Nelands, Margie
Pat's of Henderson
Country Club Nail Spa
Main Squeeze Juice
Minix, Patra
Rikenjaks Brewing Company
Stonefired Pizzeria
Tio Juan's
Greengate Garden Center
Project Build A Future

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Individuals who have established an endowment with Family Foundation support the development of a culture of philanthropy and have invested in the future by leaving a legacy for the next generation.

Juliet Hardtner, 2001
Entergy Corporation, 2002
Whitney National Bank, 2002
Laura & Buddy Leach, 2002
First Federal Bank, 2002
Cameron State Bank, 2004
Lake Charles Toyota, 2005
L’Auberge Casino Resort, 2005
Andrew & Lania Vanchiere, 2006
Robert & Eileen Piper, 2007
AT&T, 2007
McDonald’s of Lake Charles, 2008
Sam Hebert Financial Group, 2009
SASOL North America, 2010
W.A. Glasspool, Jr., 2010
Sam & Denise Hebert, 2010
Christine Perry and Children, 2011
Ward 3 Marshal Joey Alcede, 2011
Friends of Shannon Cox, 2011
Employees of Chennault International Airport Authority, 2011
New York Life, 2012
Dr. & Mrs. Scott Bergstedt, 2012
Rick and Donna Richard, 2013
American Press Foundation, 2013
John & Sylvia Stelly, 2013
Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino, 2013
Nissan of Lake Charles, 2013
Ed, Madeline, Dori & Edward, 2013
Sylvester Myers, 2013
Friends of Family & Youth, 2013
Langley, Williams, and Associates, LLC, 2013
Jim & Jean Evans, 2014
G2X Energy, Inc., 2014
Ben & Molly Marriner, 2014
Dr. Jay R. Maust II & Mrs. Jules Maust, 2014
Tim Broussard and J&J Exterminating Company, 2014
The Family of Mollie Courmier Broussard, 2014
Mark & Kathy Hanudel, 2014
Louise Cooper Glasspool, 2016
Lake Charles LNG, 2016
Employees of Energy Transfer, 2016
Friends & Family of Dr. Alberto Alcantara
Joseph & Cathy Banks
Cameron LNG
Dr. Candis Carr
Capital One Bank
Pedro & Carmen Rosa Choucino
Phil & Lucie Earhart
Jeff Davis Bank
Julio & Maria Galan
Doug & Gay Gehrig
Lake Charles Racquet Club
Nancy Sylvester
Trunkline LNG
The Family of Dr. Charles Vanchiere
Women & Children’s Hospital
Dr. & Mrs. Gregory Bowling
Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Landry
PPG Industries
The Family of E. Leo Reddoch, III
Joe & Janet Stoma
Northwestern Mutual
Fontenot & Camara Family
McElveen Insurance, LLC
Randy & Shari Davis
John & Cindy Surles
Darren & Suzanne Labove
Steve & Ann Kuypers & Children
Dr. & Mrs. A.T. Ordinario, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. James Gobert
Marty & Julie DeRouen
Stream Wetland Services
Toujours Planning, LLC

Capital Campaign Donors

Donors to the Capital Campaign have committed to the expansion of Family & Youth's services and impact in the community.