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.

Matching Grants

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. 

Direct Grants

With three grant cycles a year, The Stuller Family Foundation takes in applications for direct grants looking to focus programatic work for nonprofits. 

Partnerships

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.

Philanthropic Donations

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

Ducks Unlimited

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

Sponsor

Healing House 

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

Acadiana is our home. It is where my wife Cece and I grew up, where we are raising our very own family, and perhaps, where our children will raise their children.
 
It’s for that very reason that, in 1994, The Stuller Family Foundation came to be. We want only the best for Acadiana, and we are honored to have partnered with so many of the area’s wonderful nonprofit organizations who, likewise, strive for a better Acadiana.
 
Only by working together, only by pooling resources, both financial and knowledge-based can we accomplish this goal. The Stuller Family Foundation is all about fostering relationships, exchanging information and making wise investments in, not just organizations and their projects, but in the people of our area…. some very wonderful people.
 
Improving our community isn’t just about dollars; it’s about ideas… it’s about relationships… it’s about putting aside our respective egos and agendas for the greater good. It’s about caring for others and helping each of us reach our maximum potential.

Our Board of Directors

Matthew G. Stuller

Chair
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.

Cece Stuller

Alex Graham Stuller

Matthew Stuller Jr.

Lauren Stuller
Mike DeHart
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.