Ascension Fund recognized for school donations

Staff Report
L to R, front row: Superintendent David Alexander, School Board President Patricia Russo, Tim Pujol, Michael Buturla, Jennifer deFrances, Bret Hughes, Alsie Dunbar and Juanita Pearley. Second row: Donald Songy, Paulette Rosamond, Sally Diez, Malcolm Dugas, Buddy Wells and Sonny Graugnard.

The Ascension Fund was recognized at the Ascension Parish School Board meeting on Oct. 18, for establishing the district’s Flood Recovery Fund that has facilitated donations for our schools.

To date, the fund has collected over $200,000 including large donations from BASF, United Way and musician Taylor Swift.

The Ascension Fund is a not-for-profit foundation that funds teacher grants through generous donations from businesses and organizations. To date, The Ascension Fund has awarded over $1.2 million in funds since its inception in 1991. Those wishing to contribute to Ascension Public Schools’ flood recovery can