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.

Education

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                                                                                        

Organizations

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

Political

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

Church Activities

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

Other Activities

ULL Roll-on-Fund raiser 1978 to 1986

Hosted French Student – summer of 1985 and 1987

Speak French fluently

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

 

WISH LIST

 

We have a huge need for our Maternity Home & Transition Home pantries!

Buy items at Amazon Smile www.smile.amazon.com and have them shipped or bring your gifts to our office: 1331 Jefferson Street in Lafayette, M-F between 8:30am - 4:30pm. For questions call:  337.289.9366

With any purchase choose The DesOrmeaux Foundation as your Charity and we will receive a portion of the Sales Purchase. (See Partnership info below)

Wish List: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Diapers (all sizes, especially size 3, 4, 5 & 6), Wipes, Infant Baby Bottles, Towels, Wash Clothes, Body Wash, Deodorant, Furniture Polish, 13 Gallon Trash Bags, Gallon & Quart Freezer Zip Lock Bags, Dishwasher Pods or Liquid, Laundry Detergent, Lysol Spray & Disinfectant Wipes, Bathroom Cleaners, Windex, Toilet Bowl Cleaner & Brush, Bottled Water, Community Coffee, Copy Paper, and Grocery or Office Supply Gift Cards are always welcomed!

VOLUNTEER & DONATE

For More Information or for an Appointment, Please Call

(337) 289-9366

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The Desormeaux Foundation partners with Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?
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How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. 

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. 

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

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On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Our Mission

The Desormeaux Foundation, Inc is dedicated to defending human life at all stages of development, born and unborn. That is, the infant in the womb, the elderly, the handicapped, the homeless and all who are threatened by our present culture of death.