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Billy Harrison, from left, F. King Alexander, Keith Jordan and Jeff Springmeyer at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Billy Harrison, from left, F. King Alexander, Keith Jordan and Jeff Springmeyer. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Joe and Susan Winkler at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Joe and Susan Winkler. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Clarence Cazalot, left, and Jeff McLain at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Clarence Cazalot, left, and Jeff McLain. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Rolland and Sherry St. Aubin, from left, with Ulyesse LeGrange at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Rolland and Sherry St. Aubin, from left, with Ulyesse LeGrange. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Wayne Miller and Karen Deville at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Wayne Miller and Karen Deville. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Mary and Ron Neal at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Mary and Ron Neal. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Kim and Joe Reid at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Kim and Joe Reid. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Gary Laborde, from left, Bill Flores and Gary Wooley at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Gary Laborde, from left, Bill Flores and Gary Wooley. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Emi Gilbert, left, and Norisha Kirts at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Emi Gilbert, left, and Norisha Kirts. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Lee Griffin and Ann Harrison at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Lee Griffin and Ann Harrison. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Judy and Darby SerÇ at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Judy and Darby SerÇ. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
James Painter and Ann Marie Marmande at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
James Painter and Ann Marie Marmande. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Jake and Narda Martin at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Jake Martin and Narda Martin. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Danny and Kay Williamson at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Danny and Kay Williamson. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Bill Hunter and Rhonda Rogers Armor at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Bill Hunter and Rhonda Rogers Armor. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Billy Harrison, from left, F. King Alexander, Keith Jordan and Jeff Springmeyer at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Joe and Susan Winkler at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Clarence Cazalot, left, and Jeff McLain at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Rolland and Sherry St. Aubin, from left, with Ulyesse LeGrange at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Wayne Miller and Karen Deville at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Mary and Ron Neal at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Kim and Joe Reid at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Gary Laborde, from left, Bill Flores and Gary Wooley at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Emi Gilbert, left, and Norisha Kirts at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Lee Griffin and Ann Harrison at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Judy and Darby SerÇ at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
James Painter and Ann Marie Marmande at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Jake and Narda Martin at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Danny and Kay Williamson at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014
Bill Hunter and Rhonda Rogers Armor at the LSU Foundation luncheon June 2014

What: LSU Foundation luncheon.

Where: The Four Seasons Hotel.

The 411: Louisiana State University's newly-installed president and chancellor F. King Alexander and foundation CEO G. Lee Griffin welcomed LSU alumni, donors and friends to the gathering where the program focused on LSU achievements and university initiatives. They shared details on the foundation's new Center for Philanthropy on the university campus and the goal for doubling fundraising.

Houston is happy hunting grounds for donors as more than 11,000 LSU grads live in the area, the largest concentration of alumni outside of Louisiana. Among those grads are retired Marathon Oil CEO Clarence Cazalot, Jim Flores, CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC. and CultureMap editor-at-large Shelby Hodge.

Who: Marty Phillips, Ann and Billy Harrison, James Painter, Susan and Joe Winkler, Jeff Springmeyer, Ann and Bill Callegari, Kim and Joe Reid, Gary Laborde, Rhonda Rogers Armor, Mary and Ron Neal and Bill Flores.

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