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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
Emily Kline, CFRE, Director of Development
Erin Kruppner, Community Relations and Employee Giving Officer
Darilyn Lee, Development Coordinator
Mary Clare Trevison, Communications and Events Coordinator
Ashley Smith, Foundation Coordinator

To connect with the Foundation Team, email

Board of Governors

Chairman - Rick Bond, Bond Construction Co., LLC
Vice Chairman - Bart Phillips, Baton Rouge Cargo Services, Inc.
Secretary - Kathy Fletcher Victorian, Healthy Blue
Treasurer - Patrice Jones, CPA, Community Activist

Scott Kirkpatrick, Immediate Past Chair, Pelican State Partners
Michael Albritton, ASA Properties
Leslie Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Mark Goodson, CSRS Inc.
Kendall Johnson, ex officio member, BRG Chief Financial Officer
Lucie Kantrow, Bernhard Capital
Meg Mahoney, Methanex Corp.
Phyllis McLaurin, Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer, BRG Board of Trustees Chair
Ernest J. Mencer, MD, Retired Director, BRG Regional Burn Center
Keith O’Neill, Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS Inc.
Laura Parr, BRG Auxiliary Board President
Jim Purgerson, Citizens Bank & Trust
William Russell, MD, BRG Radiation Oncology
Mimi Singer Lee, b1Bank
Edgardo Tenreiro, ex officio member, BRG President and CEO
Padma Vatsavai, Vinformatix
Julian White, Shell

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