As the co-founder and chief executive officer of Performance Contractors, Art Favre has helped to build many important structures in Baton Rouge and across the region. And now, with his $1 million donation to the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Favre will be helping to build a hospital that will shape pediatric healthcare in Louisiana for years to come.
“This building’s going to be a flashing neon sign to the community that we have a state-of-the art, first class children’s hospital here in Baton Rouge,” Favre said. “This new facility will allow them to amass more and more expertise as a region-wide hospital destination.”
Favre, a generous philanthropist who has donated to many charitable organizations throughout the years, co-founded Performance Contractors in 1979. Today, the company employs more than 8,000 people.
Favre said he is a supporter of the children’s hospital because he recognizes that it will improve the quality of life not only for his family and thousands of individuals he employs at Performance Contractors – many of whom have small children – but also children all across Louisiana.
The conference center in the new hospital will be named after Favre in recognition of his gift to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
“We are so fortunate to have the support of Art Favre for our children’s hospital campaign,” said Kelly Hurtardo, executive director of Our Lady of the Lake Foundation. “He is that one-in-a-million guy who combines business acumen, humility and generosity. Beyond his tremendously generous personal gift, he intends to help spread the word about our freestanding children’s hospital by launching a team member giving campaign next year. We couldn’t ask for a better partner.”
Our Lady of the Lake celebrated the completion of steel construction on the new facility in November, and crews continue to work on the building’s interior. For more information on the project or to view live video feed of the construction process visit www.letsbuildamazing.com.
To read more about Favre and why the children’s hospital is a cause close to his heart, view the feature article in the current issue of Amazing magazine.