Cultivating Compassion in Individuals, Families, and Communities

Through Art, Outdoor Adventure, and Healthy Living


NEWS & upcoming events

Applications open for
North Louisiana Artist-in-Residence

The 2020 North Louisiana Artist-in-Residence will take place during March in Ruston, Louisiana. The theme is “Sustaining Local Food Systems” and is open to any artist wishing to apply. This opportunity will provide two artists the chance to spend four weeks immersing themselves in understanding the challenges and successes experienced in North Louisiana’s local food system. During the month, residents will develop a body of work reflecting their time with the opportunity to be exhibited in the region after the residency’s completion.

Deadline to apply: December 30, 2019



The Legacy Show 2019
Online Gallery Now Open

The Legacy Show opened in early October in timing with the Heritage & Harvest Tour in North Caddo Parish. This collection of photography from Ross’ travels around the world was on display at Main Street Exchange in Ruston and in the Donna Service Gallery at Bossier Parish Community College through October. The Online Gallery of the collection will be live through the end of the year. Enjoy reading about each image as it tells part of Ross’ story. All sales from this limited collection will go to support the programs of the Foundation…Growing Lives that Give Back!



Bonfire COFFEE: Backroads & Bayou Blend

"Friend of the Foundation", Bonfire Coffee has branded a blend that was one of Ross' favorites.  We are selling this special blend, called Backroads and Bayou, online with the profits of these sales benefitting the Foundation as part of our FriendsGiving program.

The Cup: Bittersweet chocolate, mild acidity, full and heavy body, dark roast

12oz | Whole Bean | $14.50