Woman’s Selects Keila Stovall as Chief Philanthropy Officer

July 21, 2019

Community leader brings two decades of development experience

BATON ROUGE, La. – Effective August 5, Keila Stovall will serve as the Chief Philanthropy Officer and President of the Foundation for Woman’s. Stovall is charged with leading the hospital’s philanthropic efforts to improve the health of women and infants in the community. Stovall brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, most recently serving as the executive director of the Foundation for East Baton Rouge (EBR) School System. 

“Keila has a successful history of building philanthropic programs that benefit children, which makes her a natural addition to a team focused on improving the lives of women and infants. With a strong leader at the helm, we expect to see the Foundation move forward with even greater strides.” said Pat Felder, Foundation for Woman’s Board of Trustees Chair.

Stovall served as the executive director of the Foundation for the EBR School System for three years. In that time, she increased program investments through strategic partnerships and grants while also raising funds for individual schools and educators. She was heavily involved in activities to further the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum, including establishing the BR STEM Network, a collaborative community partnership positioned to impact more than 41,000 students at 80 schools by increasing student, family and community interest and engagement in STEM subjects and careers. In its third year, the BR STEM Network grew to a regional initiative and was renamed GenReady. She also established the STEM Teaching Fellows Program in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. 

Prior to her time with the school system, Stovall spent 14 years with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Baton Rouge.

“Keila has a great record of success in resource development, strategic planning, board development, marketing and building strong donor and community relationships,” said Robert Burgess, CEO of Woman’s Hospital. “We are excited to have Keila join the Woman’s family. She has an incredibly dedicated and talented board and staff, all focused on our mission to improve the health of women and infants.”

A past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Baton Rouge Chapter and a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, Stovall volunteers with several philanthropic organizations. Most notable is her involvement on the Junior League of Baton Rouge in which she served on the Board of Directors from 1995-2002.