About The Stuller Family Foundation
Giving With an Acadiana Focus
The foundation serves organizations in Lafayette and the five adjacent parishes.
Founded in 1994, The Stuller Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving the Acadiana region.
Through hard work and perseverance, we have been blessed with the opportunity to impact the lives of many within our community. Through direct grants and financial assistance, we support numerous programs and charitable organizations that foster a better tomorrow.
Dollars Given in Acadiana
Since it’s inception, The Stuller Family Foundation has given over $50 million in direct donations and grant assistance to nonprofit organizations. We believe the future is even brighter than our past.
We believe that when organizations come together, we can achieve an even greater result. Through matching grants we strive to make the most out of our collective impacts.
With three grant cycles a year, The Stuller Family Foundation takes in applications for direct grants looking to focus programatic work for nonprofits.
Acadiana has a rich history of philanthropic giving. Together, The Stuller Family Foundation works with partners like the William Schumacher Foundation and the Pugh Family Foundation to drive change.
Tragedy doesn’t always work on grant cycles. When our community has needs that don’t conform to a deadline, The Stuller Family Foundation can, and has, stepped-up.
Friends of Scouting
Boy Scouts of America – Evangeline Area Council
Awarded to Stuller Family Foundation 2009, 2012
Benefactors Honor Roll - Outstanding Contribution to the Ducks Unlimited Conservation Program
Awarded to Matthew Stuller
Recognition and Appreciation to the Advancement of Gemstone Industry in Thailand
ICA Congress, Bangkok, Thailand
Awarded to Matthew Stuller – 2019
Reaching People, Building Lives Award
Our Savior’s Church
Awarded to Matthew Stuller – 2005
Board of Directors - Outstanding Service
Jewelers for Children
Awarded to Matthew Stuller, 2002-2005
Alice Foster Award
Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Awarded to Matthew Stuller, 2019
Partnership in Technology
Hospice of Acadiana
Awarded to the Stuller Family Foundation 2013
Awarded to Stuller Family Foundation, 2018
Appreciation - AOIT Internship
Carencro High School
Awarded to Stuller Family Foundation, 2012
Carol Ann Foundation Treatment Research - Gold Sponsor
Morquio International Organization
Awarded to The Stuller Family Foundation
A Message From Matt Stuller
Chairman of the Board
Our Board of Directors
Matthew G. Stuller
Founder and CEO of Stuller Inc.
Matt Stuller, a 19-year-old entrepreneur working out of a corner in his father’s orthodontic office, notices the jewelry industry lacking two things: great customer service and fast delivery. He believes that if someone could “just take the customer’s order in a friendly way and get them a quality product in a reasonable amount of time it would probably be a pretty good business model”.
He takes his business on the road — literally. By driving across the South in his Nissan 240Z and going door to door to hand-deliver findings to jewelers, Matt begins to build Stuller, Inc., from the trunk of his car, providing them with a level of customer service exemplary of southern hospitality.
He establishes Stuller’s corporate headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana. He developed a business philosophy of supplying quality merchandise and service with next-day delivery, and that philosophy helped shape Stuller into what it is today: one of the largest wholesale jewelry manufacturers in the United States and an industry leader in jewelry technology.
Alex Graham Stuller
Matthew Stuller Jr.
William P Mills, III
William Parkerson Mills, III
Will was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1948 to William P. Mills, II and Dorothy Olivier Mills. He attended Cathedral High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management and a master’s degree in Fisheries Biology from The University of Southwestern Louisiana. He began his career as an Independent Landman and formed WPM Exploration, Inc., in 1978. In 1980 he formed MPW Properties, a real estate investment company. Today Mr. Mills continues as President of both companies and owns numerous properties throughout the Louisiana, Virginia, California, Alabama, Florida, and Texas.
He is very active in the Republican Party and has served as Finance Chairman and Treasurer of the Republican Party of Louisiana. He currently serves on the State Central Committee. He has served as Vice President and executive committee member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). Mr. Mills actively lobbies in Washington DC for the Oil & Gas Industry and has served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Independent Oil & Gas Association (LIOGA) now known as LOGA.
Mr. Mills sits on the Boards of The Stuller Family Foundation and is Founding Member of The Mills’ Family Foundation. He has also funded the David Caffery Mills Memorial Scholarship at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is co-founder and past Board Member for the Acadiana Crisis Pregnancy Center in Lafayette. He is a member of the Republican Governor’s Association and the Council for National Policy (CNP).
He and his wife Sandra are the parents of six children.