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November 4, 2018:  Sunday Talk: “Connecting people who care with causes that matter” Donor Advised Funds allow philanthropists to give now while also receiving a tax break (American Press)

July 9, 2018: SWLA's big boom: What's in it for you? 

May 2018: Thanks to an anonymous donor, we are proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to fight hunger across Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis and Beauregard parishes. The donation of $10,000 is the beginning of a fund to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank's mission to provide hunger relief. In our region, one in seven individuals and one in five children are food insecure. This means 37,000 people are struggling with hunger, including 14,000 children. Support from the community ensures that meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger. (American Press)

Jan. 5, 2018: Anonymous $10,000 donation helps establish Out of the Blue Fund (KPLC-TV 7)

Dec. 15, 2017: SWLA workforce training scholarship program looking for new students (KPLC-TV 7)

Sept. 20, 2017: Workforce Training Scholarship program offers skills to prospective employees (Southwest Daily News)

July 13, 2017: Bikeshare program "wave of the future." (American Press)

Aug. 29, 2016: Workforce Scholarship reception presentation (C-Gov). The Workforce Scholarship Program of the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana held a kickoff reception for the eighteen students awarded scholarships. 

Aug. 29, 2016: Eighteen SWLA residents selected to participate in the Workforce Scholarship Program (KPLC)  The Workforce Scholarship program of the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana awards eighteen students with scholarships for heavy equipment and structural welding training.

March 8, 2016:  Sasol and Lake Charles LNG commit a combined $205,000 to Community Foundation Workforce Scholarship Program The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana announced today it received an additional $205,000 to the Workforce Scholarship Fund for more than 60 scholarships through ABC School and SOWELA Technical Community College.

February 8, 2016: Quality of Life Task Force seeking donations for downtown dog park (KPLC) 

December 8, 2015: KPLC-TV News anchor Britney Glaser recognized fore excellence in journalism at Sixth Annual Hector San Miguel Memorial Award Luncheon. The award is given in honor of Hector San Miguel, who left an indelible mark on Southwest Louisiana through an award-winning journalism career at the American Press, driven by his relentless pursuit of the truth. (KPLC)

December 3, 2015: Working man with modest lifestyle leaves $1 million legacy. Community Foundation is proud to announce a $1 million endowment that will support 3 area nonprofits forever! Check out the awesome story of the legacy of giving created by Wayne Simmons. (KPLC) 

November 19, 2015:  KPLC-TV News Anchor Britney Glaser to be recognized for excellence in journalism at Sixth Annual Hector San Miguel Memorial Award Luncheon  The Hector San Miguel Memorial Fund will honor KPLC-TV morning news anchor and health reporter Britney Glaser at a luncheon to be held December 8th at 11:30 a.m. in the L'Auberge Casino Resort Event Center.  Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will deliver the keynote address.  Tickets on sale now.