Friends of BIALA: Leading Through Philanthropy

Learn how your passion can change the world!

Welcome and thank you to our new “Friends of BIALA!”  The “Friends” program was launched at an inaugural event in September 2017 to help support the programs that serve brain and spinal cord injury survivors throughout Louisiana. Our charter members are a dedicated community of humanitarian leaders who advance BIALA’s mission through a focused investment of philanthropy, guidance and volunteerism.

By mobilizing their collective commitment to philanthropy and volunteer service, they help raise awareness for people with brain and spinal cord injuries, and inspire others to make a difference in the lives of these individuals.

Please join the movement and see how you can make a difference. BIALA and our charter member “Friends” will welcome you into the circle and show how you can broaden our efforts to reach more supporters while putting your passion to work to help improve the quality of life of brain and spinal cord injury survivors in our state.


For information, contact Kathleen Mulvihill,

If you want to touch the future, touch a life.

Friends of BIALA

  • Larry and Linda Abbott
  • Drs. Freddie and Randa AbiSamra
  • Glenda and Jim Barkate
  • Dr. Glenn and Karen Barnett
  • Susan and Kathryn Burkenstock
  • Janet Clark and Richard Nick
  • Michael Frenzel and Ann Marie Marmande
  • Eugene and Eileen Gambel
  • Paul Genco
  • Archie and Olivia Manning
  • Karen Roy
  • Dr. Jonathon and Adrienne Rynning
  • John and Kathleen Saer
  • Holly and Geoff Snodgrass
  • Richard and Kathy Scribner
  • Liz and Poco Sloss
  • Marianne VanMeter
  • Mona and Alan Vinturella
  • Kathleen and Ben Waring
  • Dr. Patrick and Calais Waring
  • Peter Waring
  • Dr. Phyllis Waring
    William and Nell Waring Jr.
  • Susan and Bryan Burkenstock
    Alva John Groth
    Christin Moses
    Margaret Stewart
    Cinamon and Chip Higbee

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