ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Mrs. Brenda DesOrmeaux
Currently serve as President of the DesOrmeaux Foundation, Inc. a non-profit organization dba The Women’s Center of Lafayette, St. Marguerite d’Youville Home and Baby & Me Boutique. Currently serve as Executive Director of The Women’s Center of Lafayette, a women’s resource center. Founder of The women’s Center of Lafayette, St. Marguerite d’Youville Home and Baby & Me Boutique. Serve in these capacities without compensation.
Brenda H. DesOrmeaux Real Estate – Broker; 1981 – present
Notary Public since 1988
Abstinence Educator – National Professional Certification as an Abstinence Educator
Served as Regional Curriculum coordinator for the Governor’s Program on Abstinence. 1997-2005
This position coordinated the training of volunteer Teachers for the Governor’s Program on Abstinence in the Public school system. The coordination of this region consisted of a four parish area. Trained over 50 teachers and served as a guest speaker to many civic and faith-based organizations.
Graduated 1961 from Maurice High School
Graduated 1963 from ULL – Associate Degree in Business Administration
Dale Carnegie Sales and Public Relations Course
Graduate Realtors Institute (Course I and II)
1981 Real Estate Broker
1986-1987 Holy Cross College – Theology 102
1987-1988 Holy Cross college – Theology 405
1987 – 1988 ULL – Continuing Ed for Education Degree
American Business Women’s Association
Lafayette Board of Realtors – Board of Directors
National Association of Realtors
Realtors National Marketing Institute
Acadiana Right to Life Committee, Board of Directors
Louisiana Right to Life Federation, President 1987 to 1990
Elected Louisiana Republican Parish Executive Committee (RPEC) member District 1, Parish of Vermillion, 2004
Lobbyist for Louisiana Right to Life Federation – 1991 Louisiana Legislative Session
Louisiana Democratic Central Committee – Delegate – Vermillion Parish, 1986
Louisiana Realtors Political Action Committee 1986
Awards and Honors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Angel Award Nominee 2006 & 2007.
This award honors outstanding Louisianians who give of their time and talent to help our state’s children.
52nd Louisiana Cattle Festival – Humanitarian of the Year Award 2000
Million Dollar Sales Club (Realtors) 1979 to 1987
Chairman of Make America Better Committee and Multi-List service for Lafayette Board of Realtors
Listed in Who’s Who in finance and Industry 1980 to 1981
ULL Honorary Sorority
Eucharistic Minister 1996 to present
Lector since 1978
Director of Religious Education 1990 to 1991
CCD Teacher (Confirmation class – 11th graders) 1987 to 2004
St. Alphonsus Church – Youth Organizer and Adult Leader
ULL Roll-on-Fund raiser 1978 to 1986
Hosted French Student – summer of 1985 and 1987
Speak French fluently
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
PROLIFE MOVIE "UNPLANNED"
CLICK LINK TO WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER OF "UNPLANNED"
The ProLife Movie, "Unplanned", which is endorsed by Bishop Deshotel, comes out at The Grand 16 in Lafayette on March 29th. This is a movie about the life of Abby Johnston, former director of Planned Parenthood turned Anti-Abortion Activist. Since the release of her biography, almost 500 workers left Planned Parenthood. The movie is only in select theatres, but a sellout weekend guarantees the movie will show in more theatres across the country. Please purchase advanced tickets as soon as they become available.
CELEBRATE LIFE BANQUET
SO GRATEFUL AND FEELING BLESSED
Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, guest speakers, emcee, auctioneer, volunteers, staff and banquet committee for a succesful fundraiser. Because of your generosity we raised over $30,000. Our foundation runs primarily on donations, so these dollars help provide FREE services and resources to moms in crisis pregnancies. Thanks for helping us provide help and hope for these mothers and their babies through our minitries. Changing Hearts and Saving Lives.
We have a huge need for our Maternity Home pantry!
Buy items at Amazon Smile www.smile.amazon.com or bring your gift to our office: 1331 Jefferson Street in Lafayette, between 8:30am - 4:30pm or call for other arrangements: 337.289.9366
Aluminum Foil, Bleach, Body Wash, Case of Water, Coffee, Comet, Diapers (all sizes), Dish Soap, Fabuloso Cleaner, Furniture Polish, Infant Baby Bottles, Kitchen Trash Bags, Kleenex, Laundry Detergent, Lysol Spray, Paper Towels, Printer Ink (HP63:XL black/tricolor), Toilet Bowl Cleaner & Brush, Toilet Paper, Wipes.
Gift Cards at Walmart or Super 1 are always welcomed!
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