Staff and Faculty 2019-04-02T18:09:05+00:00


Ivye Allen – President, Foundation for the Mid South

Phillip L. Clay – Former Chancellor & Professor of Housing Policy & City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Member, Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees

John Davies – President and CEO, Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Nora Ellersten – Founder and CEO, The Funding Seed

Alethea E. Gaddis – Advisor, Gaddis Foundation 4 Kids / HBCU Foundation

James W. Head – President and CEO, East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF); 2018 Ambassador; James A. Joseph Lecturer

David P. King – Karen Lake Buttrey Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, Indiana University

Aimée Laramore – Consultant and Philanthropic Strategist, Christian Theological Seminary

Daniel Moss – Chief People Person, HBCU Connect, LLC; Executive Director and Chairman, The HBCU Foundation

Kelly Pepper – President and CEO, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)

Cory Sparks – Pastor, Faith Community United Methodist Church; Director, Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)

Beverly Brooks Thompson – President and Executive Counsel, Brooks Thompson Consulting

Sarah Cortell Vanderypen – Founder and Consultant, Philanthropic Partners

Doug White – Columbia University Fundraising Management Graduate Program

Theresa C. Younger – President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

Susan Taylor Batten – President & CEO, Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)



Alfred E. Harrell, III – Chief Executive Officer

Jocelyn Lewis – Executive Assistant to the CEO

Development Services

Vacant – Director of Development – SU Foundation

Lester Pourciau – Director of Development – College of Business

Toni Jackson – Development Coordinator – College of Business

Morgan Hilliard – Director of Development – K-12 Laboratory School

Robbin Thomas – Annual Fund Coordinator – Law Center

Tanya Freeman – Development Director – Law Center

Channing Evans – Intern for Development Services

Donor Services

Yvonne Roberson – Database Manager

Danielle Honoré – Office Manager

Kadarius Walker – Intern for Donor Services

Financial Services

Toni Booker – Comptroller

Shirley McLendon – Accountant/Endowment Specialist

Marketing Services

Shonda Wessinger – Communications Director

Courtney Johnson – Intern for Communications

Program Services

Robert Easly – Program Director

Morekeith Phillips – Director – Honore Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement – New Orleans

Theodore Scott – Director – Williams Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement – Shreveport

Quionne Dabney – Intern for Program Services

Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University

618 Harding Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
Phone: 225-771-3911