May Ambassador Spotlight

Meet Adam Fontenot

Occupation: Donor Recruitment Supervisor  

Organization: Vitalant, Inc. (Formerly United Blood Services) 

When and why did you get involved with BRAC?  

A dear friend, Ellen Deidrich, reached out to me and said that I would be a great fit for the BRAC Ambassador program after seeing each other at several networking events in the Baton Rouge Area. I reached out to find more information and started to love every bit of it right away. 

Tell us more about how you are involved in Baton Rouge (job or organizations).  

I used to be involved with the American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge when I worked for DIG Magazine. I was very involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals when I worked in Fundraising for Capital Area United Way. I am now currently involved with ADRP, an international division of America’s Blood Centers. I was also a member of Forum 35 and look forward to joining the newly named Forum 225 this spring. I am very involved at my home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. I’m an active ACTS (Adoration Community Theology Service) member and am in a bible study group with several other men from the parish. 

Why do you stay involved with BRAC?  

I’ve always been involved in the community by attending networking events, volunteering my time and enjoying some of the incredible community events that our city has to offer. Partnering with BRAC is the easiest way to stay informed and become more involved in the diverse community that makes up our beautiful city. BRAC allows investors and ambassadors alike the opportunity to stay abreast on all things Baton Rouge. 

What would you tell someone considering becoming a BRAC investor?  

The many tools and resources at your disposal as a BRAC investor surpass the yearly investment cost to become a member. Baton Rouge is a tightknit community and when an investor joins the BRAC community, you become part of a well-oiled machine that will help further your business’ success. 

What do you see for the future of Baton Rouge? How will we get there? 

I think that the future of Baton Rouge is very bright. We are becoming a very health-conscious community, and our infrastructure is slowly but surely adding more bike lanes, walking trails, and parks for our enjoyment. There are major issues that are being addressed, such as the litter problem in our area along with the LSU Lakes renovation. We are going to need to work together to accomplish our goals for the future of Baton Rouge. 

What’s one of the most exciting things you see happening in the Baton Rouge Area today? 

The LSU Lakes Project! I play a LOT of golf and when I play City Park, I see the need to revitalize our lakes to the original beauty that Huey P. Long envisioned when he had them built. 

BRAC’s Ambassador Program is designed to allow company representatives to actively build relationships with BRAC investors and business leaders while serving as advocates of BRAC’s work.

Each month, BRAC highlights one of these ambassadors in the Ambassador Spotlight. To learn more about the Ambassador Program, visit the program page here.

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