Investors in the Academic Distinction Fund believe that quality education is essential to the health of our community and is the responsibility of all of us who live and work in East Baton Rouge Parish. Investors sustain the organization and support its new programs.

ADF Endowment
The first Campaign for Academic Excellence was launched in 1989 and raised $2.7 million. A second campaign was launched in 1999 to celebrate ten years of successful programs. It raised an additional $1.3 million.

Today the ADF endowment stands at $4.85 million and is permanently managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. The earnings from the endowment are used to support ADF programs.

($75,000 - $300,000)

  • Albemarle Corporation
  • All Star Automotive Group/Matt McKay and John Noland
  • Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase
  • Community Coffee Company Foundation
  • Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil
  • Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.
  • Honeywell
  • Junior League of Baton Rouge
  • Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, Inc.
  • Lamar Advertising Company
  • Louisiana Public Facilities Authority
  • Manda Fine Meats
  • The Manship Family
  • Paula Garvey Manship
  • McDonald's of Baton Rouge/The Charles Valluzzo Family
  • Noland Investments
  • The Pennington Foundation
  • Shell Companies of Louisiana
  • United Companies Financial Corporation
  • Women's Health Foundation

($7,500 - $74,999)

  • Acadian Ambulance
  • Adams and Reese
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Barton, Sr. and Family
  • Baton Rouge General Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Terrell Brown
  • Buquet & LeBlanc, Inc.
  • Cajun Contractors
  • Mrs. Lloyd F. Collette
  • Copolymer Foundation
  • The Donna Lyle DiChiara Family Fund
  • Entergy
  • Eye Medical Center - EMC
  • Chris and Angela Ferrera
  • Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Greer, Sr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. G. Lee Griffin
  • Gulf-Intracoastal Marine
  • Mrs. Julia R. Hamilton
  • Hawthorn, Waymouth & Carroll
  • The Holliday Family/Franklin Press, Inc.
  • Imperial Food Supply/Michael S. DiVincenti, Jr. Family
  • Interstate Companies of Louisiana
  • Nanette Noland
  • Jane and Kris Kirkpatrick
  • Edith and Claude Kirkpatrick
  • Tori and Kevin Lyle
  • Pat and Don Lyle
  • Lee Michael's Fine Jewelers
  • Mr. and Mrs. C.W. McCoy and Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. H. Leslie McKenzie
  • The McMains Foundation
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert McReynolds, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leonard R. Nachman
  • Newtron Group, Inc.
  • Fred and Jan Parks
  • Pathology Department: OLOL Regional Medical Center
  • Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc.
  • Postlethwaite and Netterville
  • Professional Engineering Consultants and Mr. Larry McKee
  • Radiology Associates: OLOL Regional Medical Center
  • Regions Bank
  • Rhodia, Inc.
  • Root and Associates, Inc.
  • Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund
  • Syngenta
  • Turner Industries
  • The Cyril and Tutta Vetter Louisiana Fund
  • Westgate, Inc.
  • Woodfin Pontiac Isuzu
  • Anonymous Gifts

Society of Excellence
Our premium level of membership, The Society of Excellence, seeks gifts of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000.There are four levels of membership which include Sponsor, Patron, Member of Distinction, and Family/Individual.,

$1,000-$10,000 multi-year givers
(Current Members)

  • All Star Automotive Group
  • Stirling Properties/United Plaza
  • Capital One Bank
  • Amedisys, Inc.
  • Cox Communications
  • Clear Channel Communications
  • Franklin Press, Inc.
  • Kevin Lyle
  • School Aids
  • Adams and Reese, LLP
  • Audubon Ford
  • Mary Kay and Terrell Brown
  • Daniel & Eustis Insurance
  • Long Law Firm
  • Republic Finance, LLC
  • Syngenta
  • Whitney National Bank
  • Marsha and Bobby Yarborough

Special Recognition

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. McCoy
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Special Gifts

  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bromley
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase
  • Community Coffee Fund
  • Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge
  • Entergy
  • ExxonMobil
  • Ms. Donna Lyle DiChiara/Donna Lyle DiChiara Family Fund
  • Dr. Robin and Mr. R. Andrew Patty II
  • Residental Funding Corporation
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