Sharon Bourgeois

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Development Director

Lafayette Service Center

Sharon Bourgeois, is based in the Lafayette office and is the Development Director, of 42 parishes within the council. Her primary role as Development Director is to facilitate raising different streams of income to fund the Girl Scout mission. This includes, but is not limited to funding from individuals, United Ways, corporations, foundations, planned gifts, major gifts, events and annual and special appeals grants. Sharon’s involvement with Girl Scouts began as a child, when she participated as a Girl Scout Brownie, then later her three daughters were all Girl Scouts and continues today on staff for five years with GSLPG. She graduated with several degrees from Tulane University and received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. She has worked as a professional development director for 16 years prior to her position at GSLPG, working mainly with youth organizations. She has chaired professional conferences in the field of development, been a national trainer with a National organization and a speaker at various workshops throughout the south. She serves on education committees in the Chamber of Commerce, she is ethics chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Baton Rouge, is a member of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning both nationally and locally. She serves as past Chair of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana and is an active member of the Junior League. She currently serves on the Alumnae Engagement Task Force for GSUSA. Originally from Florida, she has lived in Lafayette since 1972. She has five grown children and six grandchildren. She lives in Lafayette with her husband who is a retired attorney, who now teaches computer classes for adult learning at ULL.