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About Us

The Acosta Foundation is an Evangeline Parish, Louisiana based non-profit that raises funds for various charities and serves as a clearinghouse for not-for-profit local events. Other charitable causes include emergency and disaster response, elderly and children's causes, education, food drives/distribution, and community revitalization.  Our mission is to improve donation at a time. Together, we can!

Our Story

The Acosta Foundation has been raising money for charities for years and started a 501C3 non profit in 2019.  The founder and President , Connie Lamke has been on a crusade to help wherever she can to continue to honor her father's legacy.  Before his death in 2014, Rodney Acosta Sr. was a retired fireman who had raised his family as a single dad.  He taught his children to be generous to those in need and lived his words by helping people in his neighborhood even when he had little himself.  Continuing these values is important to Connie and her board of directors.  From fundraising, emergency response, and food drives, the Acosta Foundation can be counted on to step up and help whenever possible.   

In Honor Of Rodney John Acosta, Sr.


Rodney John Acosta Sr., age 66, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Marilyn Ocman Acosta. Son of the late Wesley Acosta and Sylvia Arnondin Acosta, and son-in-law of Dolores Ocman. Loving father of Connie Acosta Lamke and her husband, Chris, Rodney Acosta Jr. and his wife, Laurie, Brian Scioneaux and his wife, Amy, and Emily Scioneaux Cormier and her husband, Jeffrey Devoted grandfather of Kerri Bellard and her husband, Harris, Cassidy Marks and her husband, Adam, Alexis Acosta, Hannah, Karley, and Evan Scioneaux, and Brooke Cormier. Great grandfather to Landon, Olivia, Lilliana, Evie, Vivian, Alice, Tenli, and Harris.  Step-Grandfather of Lani Guidry, Kal Landry, Lee, Anthony, and Matthew Cormier. Mr. Acosta proudly served as a pump operator at the Nine Mile Point Fire Department for 20 years. He also worked for Poche Welding for 11 years. He was born in Westwego, Louisiana, and resided on the West Bank for the majority of his life.

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