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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 Operations Manager
Katherine D’Aquila - Leadership Gifts Officer
Jade Matherne - Development Coordinator
LeAnna Toups-Bennett - Communications & Events Coordinator
Ashley Smith - Foundation Coordinator

To connect with the Foundation Team, email

Board of Governors

Chairman - Rick Bond, Clear Net Worth, LLC
Vice Chairman - Bart Phillips, BLP Holdings, LLC
Secretary - Kathy Victorian, Healthy Blue
Treasurer - Lucie Kantrow, Bernhard Capital

Scott Kirkpatrick, Immediate Past Chair, Pelican State Partners
Leslie Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Mark Goodson, CSRS Inc.
Kendall Johnson, ex officio member, BRG Chief Financial Officer
Meg Mahoney, Methanex Corp.
Phyllis McLaurin, Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer, BRG Board of Trustees Immediate Past Chair
Keith O’Neill, Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS Inc.
Jim Purgerson, Citizens Bank & Trust
William Russell, MD, BRG Radiation Oncology
Mimi Singer Lee, PhD, b1Bank
Edgardo Tenreiro, ex officio member, BRG President and CEO
Padma Vatsavai, Vinformatix
Eric Waechter, Merrill Lynch
Julian White, Shell

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