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Baton Rouge General Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support programs, technology, education, services and research for Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Our goal is to ensure that our community hospital continues to deliver the highest quality healthcare available to our patients and their families, as it has done for more than a century.

Click here to get our monthly e-newsletter, information on upcoming events and more to see the impact of philanthropy at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

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Foundation Team

Erik Showalter, CFRE - President
Erin Harnsongkram - Foundation Development Officer, Individual & Employee Giving Officer
Claire Shirley - Foundation Operations Manager
Amy Lucito - Financial Aid Counselor
Ashley Smith - Foundation Coordinator

To connect with the Foundation team, email

Board of Governors

Chairman - Bart Phillips, BLP Holdings
Vice Chairman - Kathy Victorian, Healthy Blue
Treasurer - Jim Purgerson, Citizens Bank & Trust
Secretary - Lucie Kantrow, Bernhard Capital


Leslie Berg - Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Rick Bond, Immediate Past Chair - Bond Construction Co. LLC
Lindsey Easterly - Newton B. Thomas Support Foundation
Trey Godfrey - Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Mark Goodson - CSRS Inc.
Shane Kirkpatrick - GROUP Contractors
Mimi Singer Lee, PhD
Meg Mahoney - ExxonMobil
Ken Perret - BRG Auxiliary Board Chair
Dr. Vasudev Tati - Hospital Medicine Group
Jordan Tremblay - Shell
Eric Waechter - Merrill Lynch
Kendall Johnson - Ex officio member, BRG Chief Financial Officer
Edgardo Tenreiro - Ex officio member, BRG President and CEO

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