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  1. 1. 25th Annual Awards Silver Anniversary Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM East Ridge Country Club Shreveport, Louisiana Shreveport, LA Bossier City, LA Natchitoches, LA
  2. 2. 32 Silver Anniversary Welcome Donna Cavanaugh, NPD Co-Chair Executive Director,ThinkFirst of Ark-La-Tex Simone Hennessee, CFRE, NPD Co-Chair Founding Executive Director (retired), Providence House Invocation Rev. Mimi McDowell, Minister of Congregational Care Noel Memorial United Methodist Church Lunch Awards Presentation Jennifer Martin, CFRE,AFP North Louisiana President United Way of NW Louisiana Ed Walsh, Emcee Gremillion & Pou and Associates Acknowledgement of Past Honorees Awards and Recognition Outstanding Philanthropists Dr. & Mrs.W. Juan Watkins Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Martin Aviles, M.D., FACOG Outstanding Fundraising Professional Mrs. Stephanie Rogers Outstanding Fundraising Organization Bossier Parish Schools Outstanding Young Philanthropic Leaders Miss Julianna Gouthiere & Mr. Joey Gouthiere Scholarship Recipients AFP Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient Katja Thomakos, CFRE North Louisiana AFP Chapter Scholarship Recipient To Be Announced! Closing Remarks Donna Cavanaugh and Simone Hennessee 25th Annual AwardsMany thanks to our Benefactors! Biomedical Research Foundation Dr. & Mrs. W. Juan Watkins BPCC Foundation Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. Bossier Parish Community College Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts/ City of Natchitoches LSUHSC Foundation/ Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Regions Bank United Way of North Louisiana Women’s Resource Center 2016 Ambassador Sponsor 2016 Table Sponsors
  3. 3. 54 Past Award Recipients 1992: Sydney B. Nelson, J.D. 1993: Virginia K. Shehee 1994: Albert and Miriam Sklar 1995: Sam P. Peters 1996: Alberta E. Broyles 1997: O. Delton Harrison, Jr. 1998: Jeanne Brown Jackson 1999: Dr. Matel (Mat) Dawson, Jr. 2000: Aaron and Peggy Selber 2001: George A. Khoury, Jr. 2002: Don and Marion Weiss 2003: Dr. Charles T. Beaird 2004: Donald Zadeck 2005: Mrs. Charles T. McCord 2006: Dr. Lacy and Edie Williams 2007: Randy Lew Ewing 2008: Bobbie Hicks 2009: Bud Storer 2010: Fred L. Moffitt 2011: Rand Hamel Falbaum 2012: John and Lynn Manno 2013: George D. Nelson, Jr. 2014: Michael H. Woods 2015: James (Fleet) Howell, Sr. Outstanding Philanthropist Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer 1993: Dr. Tom Pressly 1994: Dr. Donald Mack 1995: Telephone Pioneers of America 1996: Sylvia Klumok Goodman 1997: Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Alpha Delta Chapter 1998: Christmas in the Sky Volunteers 1999: Markham A. (Skipper) Dickson, Jr. 2000: Minnett Thornton 2001: Colonel Steve dePyssler, Retired USAF 2002: Pam Nichols 2003: Joe N. Averett, Jr. 2004: Harvey Anne Leimbrook 2005: Byrum Teekell 2006: W.G. “Dude” Middlebrooks 2007: Candy Carroll Peavy 2008: Waynette Ballengee 2009: Pat Tyler Lingenfelter 2010: Donald L. Hall 2011: Helen Black 2012: Margaret Furrh Green 2013: David and Claudia Oliver 2014: John T. Hubbard 2015: Linda Biernacki Outstanding Fundraising Foundation 2009: J.B. Atkins Foundation 2010: Douglas F. and Marion S. Attaway Foundation 2011: The Community Foundation, Women’s Philanthropy Network President’s Award 2004: The Northwest LA Legislative Delegation 2005: The Forum News 2009: Don Razinsky-Ridgway’s 2010: Dr. Charles L. Black, Sr. (posthumous) 2011: The Kinsey Family 2012: Nicholas H. Wheless, Jr. 2013 : Saul and Jean Mintz, Monroe, LA 2015: Give for Good Day, The Community Foundation of North LA Outstanding Fundraising Organization 1993: CHRISTUS Schumpert Foundation 1994: Junior League of Shreveport 1995: Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier 1996: Thc Frost Foundation 1997: The Gannett Foundation 1998: The Powers Foundation 1999: KTBS TV, Channel 3 2000: First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport 2001: AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company 2002: Willis-Knighton Health System 2003: BellSouth Corporation 2004: First United Methodist Church, Shreveport 2005: Hibernia Bank/Capital One 2006: The Kitty DeGree Foundation 2007: Poindexter Foundation 2008: Kilpatrick Life Insurance Co. 2009: RSI Building Products, LLC, Skip and Debbie Sayres 2010: Chesapeake Energy Corporation 2011: BHP Billiton Petroleum- Petrohawk 2012: The Optimist Club of Bossier City 2013: Shreveport-Bossier Disabled Veterans, Chap.30 2014: Encana Corporation 2015: Heard, McElroy, and Vestal, LLC. 1993: Hudson Aiken, LA Tech University 1994: Thomas B. Tierney, Biomedical Research Foundation of NW LA 1995: Anne Scarborough Higdon, CFRE, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, LSUHSC Shreveport 1996: Richard MacGriffith, CHRISTUS Schumpert Foundation 1997: Lisa Brandeberg, Volunteers of America 1998: Jessie W. Schmidt, North LA Goodwill Industries 1999: Susan P. Adams, Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier 2000: Kip Holloway, Red River Revel 2001: Jay D. Meyers, Biomedical Research Foundation of NW LA 2002: Mack McCarter, Shreveport- Bossier Community Renewal 2003: Dr. Dorothy Bird Gwin, Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier 2004: Sandy M. Hogan, Sci-Port Discovery Center Outstanding Fundraising Professional 2005: Lisa S. Babin, LSU Health Sciences Foundation 2006: Dawn Banks, CFRE, Biomedical Research Foundation of NW LA 2007: Robert “Bob” Flournoy, PhD, LA Methodist Children’s Home 2008: Dr. Bruce Wilson, United Way Northwest LA 2009: Paula Hickman, Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier 2010: Simone N. Hennessee, CFRE, Providence House 2011: Laurie Faith Boswell, Holy Angels Residential Facility 2012: Pam Atchison, Shreveport Regional Arts Council 2013: Janet Mentesane, Martin Luther King Health Center 2014: Martha Marak, Food Bank of Northwest LA 2015: Lynn Stevens, United Way of Northwest LA Outstanding Fundraising Professional - continued
  4. 4. 76 Outstanding Young Adult Philanthropic Leaders 2008: Rotary Club of LSU Shreveport 2014: Britney Patrice Kelly 2002: Flyers Aiding the Hungry (FAiTH) 2003: St. Mark’s Cathedral School 2006: Hope Ellis McFarland 2007: EAST Program, Southwood High School 2008: Carter Boyd 2009: Matthew Wallace 2010: Daniel T. McFarland 2011: Alexa Blaire Babin and Madeline Marie Wagnon 2012: Neil Nathan and Macy Stockton 2015: Grace Anne Hodgson Outstanding Young Philanthropic Leaders DR. & MRS. W. JUAN WATKINS A team is always more than the sum of its parts. The team of Juan and BonnieWatkins is certainly no exception. Together they helped fund the launch of SRAC, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. They were jointly honored by Centenary with the George D. Nelson Sr. Award for a Lifetime ofVolunteer Service in 2016. When asked what is most important to them, Juan and Bonnie list family, friends, both in Shreveport and around the country, church, Noel Methodist, the practice of medicine and Centenary College. Bonnie Watkins, who was born in Alexandria and grew up in Winnfield, has been a part of the Women’s Quorum and the Centenary Muses at Centenary. She has also been Co-President of her Sunday School class, Chair of the Noel Arts Festival, and President of the Shreveport Medical Society Alliance. Dr.W.JuanWatkins,who is originally from Carthage Mississippi, has served on numerous Civic and Community organizations,including the Centenary College Board of Trustees and Past President of the Alumni Association, Board of Directors for the Ark-La- Tex Ambassadors, Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Open Ear, United Way, Loyola College Prep, Biomedical Research Foundation, Rotary Club and Committee of One Hundred. Professionally, Juan has served in the local, state and national medical societies. The Shreveport Medical Society awarded him their Distinguished Service Award in 2012, and the state recognized him with its Community Service Award and elected him to the State Medical Society Hall of Fame.Other recognitions include Outstanding Young Men of America, Clyde Fant Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Centenary Hall of Fame, Centenary College. Outstanding Philanthropists National Philanthropy Day® The first National Philanthropy Day was celebrated nationally in 1986 and is coordinated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. ThisspecialdayisdesignatedinNovembertorecognizethegreatcontributions of philanthropy and the people and organizations active in philanthropic causes throughout communities around the world. Co-Chairs Donna Cavanaugh ThinkFirst of Ark-La-Tex Simone Hennessee, CFRE Providence House (retired) Committee Sarah Ardis Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission Jennifer Martin, CFRE & Lynn Stevens United Way of NW Louisiana Connie Anderson QuickHelp Productions 2016 National Philanthropy Day Committee Additional thanks to Brandy Garison, the Louisiana Association for the Blind DB A Ability Printing, and the East Ridge Country Club for their professional help and support!
  5. 5. 98 MARTIN AVILES, M.D. FACOG According to WRC Executive Director, Beverly Broadway, Dr. Aviles’ generous help extends far beyond offering free ultrasounds. Acting as the Center’s volunteer Medical Director, Dr. Aviles impacted the center’s ability to expand vital care to its eight-plus civil parish service area by allowing the WRC to transition from a traditional crisis pregnancy center to a pregnancy help medical clinic.Through Dr.Aviles’ written standing orders, the staff can now issue pregnancy vitamins, as well as perform ultra sound screenings, to better serve WRC clients. Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer For the past ten years, Martin Aviles, M.D. FACOG, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has provided free ultrasound screenings, valued at over $10,000, to clients of the Women’s Resource Center, the only non-profit of its kind in the greater Natchitoches area.Founded in 1989 to help high school and college students with unplanned pregnancy, the WRC serves young women and their families in Many, Winnfield, Shreveport, Alexandria, Mansfield, Coushatta, Leesville/ Ft. Polk, Montgomery, Zwolle and surrounding parishes. As the WRC’s Medical Director, Dr. Aviles models best practices in professional protocol, providing countless hours in both training and practical outside experience for the Center’s nursing team at his own clinic, Natchitoches Women’s Care. He and his wife, Carmen, have also attended numerous WRC galas and open houses. Dr. Martin Aviles has an been irreplaceable member of theWRC’s vital support to the women and families of Natchitoches, as well as to the community as a whole. Along with his family and their many friends, we are proud to recognize him as our 2016 Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer! MRS. STEPHANIE ROGERS After nearly ten years as an account executive in the Dallas market, Rogers returned home and rejoined her former (Dallas) employer, MCI Corporation as a regional Territorial Account Executive. She worked as Director of Entertainment for Shreveport’s Red River Entertainment District and also with SRAC to create the Historic Louisiana Art Plaza under the Texas Street Bridge, which is still admired by thousands of visitors annually. She also previously served as Executive Director in higher education fundraising before making her way to BPCC. In 2003, Rogers joined BPCC where she has been for the past 13 years. She has served in several positions, including her current roles as Director of Institutional Advancement and Director of BPCC Foundation which she has held for over 10 years. She started the School’s first annually recurring fundraisers; worked with her board and donors to increase scholarship awards from $10,000/year to over $100,000 annually. She worked in collaboration with college administration and the Board to increase Foundation endowments from 0 to 12 multi-million $ endowed funds, including more first generation endowments than any school within the LCTCS System. She and her staff recently worked with the Board of Directors, the Chancellor and college administration and employees to close out the School’s first, highly successful Capital Campaign - all to benefit North Louisiana citizens seeking access to a college education and a better way of life. Rogers is active with organizations, including the North Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) where she serves as president – elect. She and her husband, Melvin, love spending time with their children and grandchildren.. Outstanding Fundraising Professional
  6. 6. 1110 BOSSIER PARISH SCHOOLS “Project Geaux Bags could not exist without the community’s help. One of the greatest examples of this is Bossier Schools’ Day of Service. For the past two years, Bossier schools have stepped up, leaned in and led volunteers to make practical, proactive differences in lives of children in foster care.They have sorted through piles of donations, collected and organized donations, all to help children in their first night in care. Thank you, Bossier Schools, for caring about us, helping people and children from hard places.” - Geaux 4 Kids, Inc. Some of life’s most important lessons cannot be learned from a textbook. Rather, they come from the heart. At Bossier Schools, it is our belief that, in addition to teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, it is equally important to instill character education. Actions speak louder than words, and for the last several years, the district has embraced “Helping Hearts:The Power ofWe,” a service initiative that has made a profound impact both near and far. Each of our schools and centers have helped people, organizations and groups, both locally and abroad. In 2015-16, the Bossier Schools family volunteered more than a thousand hours, contributed nearly $150,000 and donated truckloads of food, pet supplies, clothing and more to charitable organizations and people in need. Our intentions at Bossier Schools are simply this; to be kind to and help one another; to make a difference in the world in which we live; and, at the same time, model to the 22,000+ children entrusted in our care the importance of serving our community. It is Bossier Schools’ hope that we are planting the seeds for a new generation of philanthropists with servants’ hearts. It is “the Power of WE.” Outstanding Philanthropic Organization MISS JULIANNA GOUTHIERE & MR. JOEY GOUTHIERE Juliana’s favorite quote is from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” Joey’s favorite Bible scripture is Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Outstanding Young Philanthropic Leaders Julianna came into the world on February 1,2007 after a complicated pregnancy and delivery.Determined to do it her way and in her time,this little miracle made it known that she was independent and strong from the beginning. She carries a beautiful strength about her and seems scared of nothing, seeing no obstacles, only possibilities! When she’s not delivering stuffed animals to share God’s love and bring smiles, this A.C. Steere 4th grader enjoys playing the guitar, performing in musicals, acting, skateboarding and art. Her favorite quote is from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax- “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” Joey was born the day after Hurricane Katrina,August 30, 2005, but he is anything but a storm.This Youree Drive Middle School 6th grader is kind hearted, laid back and a beautiful spirit. In addition to his love of the Earth, he enjoys playing basketball and running cross country for the YDMS team. He is a die-hard fan of the Golden State Warriors, especially Stephen Curry. His favorite Bible scripture is Philippians 4:13---“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
  7. 7. AFP North Louisiana Chapter 4830 Line Avenue, Box 346 Shreveport, LA 71106 President Jennifer Martin, CFRE United Way of NW Louisiana President-Elect Stephanie Rogers BPCC Foundation, Inc. Immediate Past President Kevin Flood LSU Health Shreveport Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Sarah Ardis Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission Communications Chair Laura Pfender American Heart Association Programs Chair Audra Hicks Louisiana Association for the Blind Membership Chair Kelli Dauphin Feist-Weiller Cancer Center AFP North Louisiana Chapter Officers Diversity Chair Krista Snell MLK Health Clinic Ethics Chair Ruth Frazier Chimp Haven Mentoring/CFRE Chair Jill Burda Shiner’s Hospital for Children Ten-Star/Strategic Planning BridgetVerrett LSU Health Sciences Foundation National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs Donna Cavanaugh, ThinkFirst of Ark-La-Tex Simone Henessee Providence House (retired) Scholarship Chair Garrett Johnson Philadelphia Center