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We would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to our page! We at the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation are honored to serve communities in Southern Louisiana and across the country. Please take a look at our eclectic group of collaborators and partners, as well as some of the exciting initiatives and projects we are currently undertaking.

Please note that our phone lines are temporarily down while we switch phone service. All questions related to grants, trustees, executive officers, or any other foundation inquiries should be directed to Rachel Konick, the Foundation Program Officer, at rachel@penningtonfamilyfoundation.org.

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What's New!


Baton Rouge General Hospital // 12.06.2018

Today, the Baton Rouge General (BRG) Foundation announced a $2 million match gift directed to BRG’s Pennington Cancer Center from The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation. Once fulfilled, the donation will be the single largest gift in BRG’s history.

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Vapor Wake Dogs // 09.21.2018

Through the generosity of Tiger Athletic Foundation, Claude Pennington and the Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Foundation, the LSU Police Department has added two new explosive-detecting K-9s to join its two traditional explosive detection dogs already on the force. Jazz and Weeks are Labrador retrievers, trained to detect explosives and other substances, even as their target is moving.

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Open Road Alliance // 08.30.2018

Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation President & CEO Lori Bertman wrote an article on trust, transparency, and tips for more effective funder-grantee relationships for the Open Road Alliance. The Open Road Alliance is a private philanthropic initiative that serves the social sector by keeping impact on track in an unpredictable world.

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