Meet the Team

Lafayette Education Foundation promotes excellence in education through Teacher Awards, grants, various reading initiatives and community-supported education initiatives. This is all accomplished with the talents and dedication of our team and board members.


Abi Falgout, Executive Director
André Arceneaux, Programs Director

Donna Smith, Administrative Assistant


Board of Directors

Lafayette Education Foundation is guided by a 15 member volunteer Board of Directors who give generously of their time and talents, taking an active role in the part LEF plays to make a difference in education in Lafayette Parish.

Lafayette Education Foundation
2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors

William W. Rucks V, President
Rucks Investments

Lauren Gardner, President-Elect
Onebane Law Firm

Charles Beazley, VP Finance
Architects Beazley Moliere

Elizabeth Hesterly, VP Programs
J.P. Hesterly, Jr. & Associates

 Blaise ZuschlagVP of Program and Fund Development
Acadian Companies

 Dan Alexander, Past President
Berard Transportation, Inc.

Travis Broussard
Durio, McGoffin,
Stagg, Ackerman

Dr. Gerald Carlson
ULL College of Education

 Elizabeth Domingue
The Nutty Scientists
of Acadiana


















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Erica Williams
New Vision Leadership
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Cade Evans
Allen & Gooch

Craig Glassinger
Community Volunteer

Dr. Taniecea Mallery
UL Lafayette