Cajun Accordion Level $1,000

 

-THOMAS PIERCE, Tom's Fiddle & Bow

Tom's Fiddle & Bow is a small, locally owned business dedicated to providing the best repair and restoration possible for your stringed instruments and bows.  And, when you are in the market for a new violin, Tom can make exactly what you want. Click here for more information.  

-MARY D. BELLEAU  

-DEAN & LIZ ANGELLE 


 

GUITAR LEVEL $500

-CECILIA WATER CORPORATION 

-REILLY C. TRAHAN 

- ACCEL PROTECTION/SURETY SECURITY 

- BOYER'S THRIFT PHARMACY, INC 

-ST. AGNES HEALTHCARE & REHAB CENTER 

-DUPUIS HEATING & A/C INC

 


 

 

MANDOLIN LEVEL $250

-FLORENT HARDY, JR

-PENNI GUIDRY

-NANCY BROUSSARD

-BERNARD, ANGELLE APLC 

-COURTESY FORD LINCOLN 

 

LEGACY LEVEL (ENDOWED)

-TIM & LYNNE CALAIS $2,000

-DR. OPAL LEBLANC $250

-UNITED WAY OF ACADIANA $280

-SHAWN BLANCHARD $100

-RONALD & ELLA GOULAS $250

-MARK DEWITT & SUSAN SCHLEIFER $100                                                     

-MIKE HUVAL CAMPAIGN FUND $100

-William Greene $50

 

 

SUPPORTERS OF THE FUND

 

-BECKY PATIN $100                                                                                              -SUSAN L. RANDAZZO $100

-FARMERS MERCHANTS BANK & TRUST CO $100                                         -RICHARD SHEEREN $100

-D & D MACHINE WORKS INC $150                                                                   -RUSSELL'S FOOD CENTER $50

-FRONT & CENTER $100                                                                                       -SHERRY A LEBLANC $25

-RONALD & GAYLE HANKS $100                                                                        -DEBBIE LAGRANGE $25

-DARNELL TAUZIN $20                                                                                         -FRED MILLS, JR $50

The Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana  directly promotes and supports Acadiana's unique musical culture by providing instruments, master teachers and music scholarships to students of all ages as well as funding for community based organizations that support our rich musical community and promote our musical culture in southwest Louisiana. Read more and Donate here. 

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The new "Music Instrument Library" program received a $2,000 grant. Read more!

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$5,000 grant to Le Reveil du Francais which directly supports the French Immersion program in St. Martin Parish.  

$10,000 was granted to the newly developed Gifted/Talented Music Program at St. Martin Parish Schools.  Click here for more.  
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

$1,000 was granted to Cecilia Junior High School.  The funds will be used to complete a French Documentary that will focus on preserving our French language through education and music. 

 

 
 
The ULL Press teamed up with the Al Berard Fund at CFA to give each student at Teche Elementary a copy of Yvette Landry's children book.  

Sponsor for the Summer Kids Folk Roots Music Camp (scholarships to students).  Click on the video for more.   

The Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana is a proud sponsor of the 2017-2018 LA Folk Roots Kids Camp.  

Al Berard Memorial Music Fund Grants $10,000 to NUNU Arts and Culture CollectiveClick here for more info.


$5,000 was granted to the Paul Breaux Middle School Talented Arts Booster (TAB) for the annual Talented Arts Festival and to support Talented Arts programs. (Click Here for more). 

$1,500 was granted to the Tipitina’s Foundation Inc. for the Tipitina’s Music Office Cooperative in Lafayette.  Click here for more.  

$1,880 was granted to Woodvale Elementary for "French Week".  Students were immersed in the French language, as well as Cajun Music and Art.  

We are so happy to share photos of the people in our community and Acadiana who have benefited from the the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana.  The fund was able to grant money to local schools for music education, as well as The Shining Light Foundation, Tipitina's Co-Op (Lafayette), Louisiana Folk Roots Summer Kids Camp, Lafayette Parish Gifted & Talented Program Arts Booster (TAB), St. Martin Parish Schools, NuNus Arts & Culture Collective and many other organizations.  

CONTRIBUTE

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund online please visit our secure sight by clicking here.

For contributions by mail,  please make checks payable to:
Community Foundation of Acadiana with "Al Berard Memorial Fund” in the memo and mail to 1035 Camellia Blvd., Ste. 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.