Kelly Gibson Foundation
The Kelly Gibson Foundation is a community driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focuses on supporting first responders, military initiatives and children’s athletic programming in the Greater New Orleans and Gulf Coast region.
Kelly Gibson Foundation, formerly known as Feed the Relief, was founded by Kelly and Elizabeth Gibson in September of 2005 with the idea of providing necessary support for the front line first responders to Hurricane Katrina. In the days and weeks following the disaster of the storm, Feed the Relief provided support to the Coast Guard, EMS personnel, police and fire departments, community centers, hospitals, and residents as they returned to their homes. In addition to responding to Katrina, Feed the Relief has also supported initiatives benefiting military personnel as they return home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have broadened our focus to include children's programs with an emphasis on enrichment through athletics. Through our efforts, we have seen many lives in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast community change for the better.
Jacques J. Fontan's Legacy
Chief Petty Officer E-7, U.S. Navy
November 11, 1968 - June 28, 2005
Our Swing Hard for Soldiers golf tournament is produced each November in memory of the late Jacques J. Fontan.