Cornerstone Council

We recognize the importance of professional advisors in the charitable gift process.

In order to better serve you, your clients, and existing donors, the Greater New Orleans Foundation created the Cornerstone Council, a forum of regional professional advisors. Members — including accountants, lawyers, investment managers, and financial partners and advisors — help us gather and disseminate knowledge, ideas, trends, and strategies from experts in the field of estate and financial planning.

Membership on the Cornerstone Council provides invaluable educational and networking opportunities among an elite group of professional advisors, as well as immediate access to a breadth of philanthropic resources and expertise.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation recognizes the importance of professional advisors in the charitable gift process. We’d like to thank the members of the Cornerstone Council for their work to strengthen our community.

Current Members

Lawrence Lehmann, JD, AEP, CAP
Lehmann, Norman & Marcus

Kim Austin, AEP
Whitney National Bank

Jennifer Bordes, CPA, CSEP
Laporte CPAs & Business Advisors

Lynne Burkart, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMS, CGMA, CFE
Postlethwaite and Netterville

Jarrett E. Cohen
JE Cohen Holdings, LLC

Marcie duQuesnay, CPA
Bourgeois Bennett

Edmond Eberle, CPA
Ernst & Young

Curtis Eustis, Investment Advisor
Merrill Lynch
The Little/Eustis Group

Mark Heller, CLU, CFP, CAP
UBS Financial Services

Baldwin Montgomery, CFA, Investment Advisor
Waters Parkerson & Co

Gerard Plauche, CFA
Delta Financial Advisors

Laura Walker Plunkett
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann

Melissa Schutz Lilly, JD, CTFA

Kemberley Washington, CPA
Washington CPA Services, LLC

Past Chairs

Katie M. Gibert, CPA
Southern Wealth Management

Marguerite Adams, Chair
Liskow Lewis

Mr. Hilton S. Bell
Milling Benson Woodward LLP