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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
Darla Scardina - Foundation Grant Writer
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
Mark Goodson - CSRS Inc.
Scott Kirkpatrick - Pelican State Partners
Shane Kirkpatrick - GROUP Contractors
Mimi Singer Lee, PhD - b1Bank
Meg Mahoney - Methanex Corp.
Phyllis McLaurin - Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer
Keith O’Neill - Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS Inc.
Ken Perret - BRG Auxiliary Board Chair
Jordan Tremblay - Shell
Padma Vatsavai - Vinformatix
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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