Mission + Vision

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Abraham W. Stubberfield ++

Ella M. Stubberfield ++

Doris Stubberfield
President & Chair

Marjorie Stubberfield-Brown
Vice Chair

Lynn Stubberfield

Ethel Williams

Christine Williams 
Board Member

The Stubberfield Fund was inspired by Abraham and Ella Mae's love for their children, their value in education and connection to their community. 

In 1951, Abraham and Ella Mae Stubberfield created a private foundation with the goal of positively impacting the lives of their neighbors while establishing a legacy of giving in their own family. The Stubberfields, along with their children, formed the foundation with a single shared philosophy: that by inspiring self-sufficiency- particularly in individuals with limited economic or social resources - they could leave an imprint on their communities that would benefit current and future generations.

This became the cornerstone of the foundation's mission: to help people connect to the tools and resources they need to build self-sufficient and fulfilling lives. After 50 years of operation, the Stubberfield Foundation board of directors went through a strategic planning process and identified three key program areas to direct their giving:  community service, education, and youth enrichment.

Abraham's grandchildren and great-grandchildren serve on the Stubberfield Family Foundation board and actively participate in the grantmaking process. The foundation limits its giving to organizations serving the community in which Stubberfield family members reside - the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. 

Find out what drives us to do what we do.


our history

Twenty years ago when I first joined the Board, we had a single initiative and offered five grants per year. Today, we issue dozens of grants each year, and we have a preschool program recognized by the mayor. The Foundation is currently taking a fresh look at its giving strategy and will be outlining new goals in the near future. Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!


Mrs. Doris Stubberfield

Board of directors                                         A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.

The Stubberfield Family Foundation 

enjoys broad local support.