The 2016-17 Ascension Fund Board of Directors includes, pictured first row from left, Amy Hathorn Lambert, Lisa Dunigan (Secretary), Michael Buturla (President), Sally Diez (Vice President), and Sherrie Despino. Second row from left, Jason Bonaventure, Donald Songy, Malclom Dugas, Fritz Englade, Sr., Bret Hughes, Alsie Dunbar, Paulette Rosamond and David Herring. Also, serving on this years’ board but not pictured: Tim Pujol, Cherron Philippe, Brad Walker (Treasurer), Beryl Smith, Sonny Graugnard, Kevin Hardy, Juanita Pearley and Buddy Wells.

The fund provides education grants for teachers and schools in the Ascension Parish public school system.