The Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana  directly promotes and supports Acadiana's unique musical culture by providing instruments, master teachers and music scholarships to students of all ages as well as funding for community based organizations that support our rich musical community and promote our musical culture in southwest Louisiana. Read more and Donate here. 

$10,000 was granted to the newly developed Gifted/Talented Music Program at St. Martin Parish Schools.  Click here for more.  
$5,000 sponsorship for the 2015 Summer Kids Folk Roots Music Camp.  Click on the video for more.   
Al Berard Memorial Music Fund Grants $10,000 to NUNU Arts and Culture CollectiveClick here for more info.


$5,000 was granted to the Paul Breaux Middle School Talented Arts Booster (TAB) for the annual Talented Arts Festival and to support Talented Arts programs. (Click Here for more). 

$1,500 was granted to the Tipitina’s Foundation Inc. for the Tipitina’s Music Office Cooperative in Lafayette.  Click here for more.  
We are so happy to share photos of the people in our community and Acadiana who have benefited from the the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana.  The fund was able to grant money to local schools for music education, as well as The Shining Light Foundation, Tipitina's Co-Op (Lafayette), Louisiana Folk Roots Summer Kids Camp, Lafayette Parish Gifted & Talented Program Arts Booster (TAB), St. Martin Parish Schools, NuNus Arts & Culture Collective and many other organizations.  
CONTRIBUTE

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund online please visit our secure sight by clicking here.

For contributions by mail,  please make checks payable to:
Community Foundation of Acadiana with "Al Berard Memorial Fund” in the memo and mail to 1035 Camellia Blvd., Ste. 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.

 
   
The Al Berard Memorial Music Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana  directly promotes and supports Acadiana's unique musical culture by providing instruments, master teachers and music scholarships to students of all ages as well as funding for community based organizations that support our rich musical community and promote our musical culture here in southwest Louisiana. 
The fund honors the life of the late Cajun musician Al Berard. A pillar of his community and a mentor for music lovers everywhere Al's  passion was to teach everyone he met about his love for music and the Cajun/Creole culture in which he lived and he did so in a way that enriched and touched the lives of many.  Through this fund his passion is still doing just that!  We hope you choose to join us for the "2nd Annual Al Berard Music Festival" in support of this very special and meaningful fund. 

   The Al Berard Memorial Music Fund, like Al himself, believes that music is the universal language of the world and can transform and enrich our souls.