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The following is a news
release from the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana:
The Hector San Miguel
Memorial Fund will honor the late Bill Leger at a luncheon on Thursday,
Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the L'Auberge Casino Resort Ballroom.
Four-term Louisiana Gov.
Edwin W. Edwards will deliver the keynote address.
A Kinder native, Leger was a
longtime reporter and anchorman for KFDM-TV in Beaumont. He died in December
2012. He won many awards for his journalism, including for coverage of
hurricanes, the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. and the space shuttle
explosion over East Texas.
Scott Lawrence, who was
Leger's executive producer at KFDM, said Leger's, "investigative reporting was
characterized by a passionate desire to get at the truth. He was tough but
fair. Bill's reports exposed wrongdoing and corruption. They prompted changes that
benefited the public."
"We and many in the community
remember Bill for much more than his television work. Bill was a caring,
compassionate person who enjoyed helping people and touching their lives
through his tireless efforts with non-profit groups. He helped
raise millions of dollars for such groups by organizing and
emceeing hundreds of events and fundraisers in his decades of service to
the community," Lawrence said. "Bill sat across from me for
20 years. His death was like losing a brother, but his spirit lives on in our
newsroom and helps guide us each day, through his legacy of giving and his
relentless pursuit of the truth."
The award that will be
presented posthumously to Leger is named for the late Hector San Miguel, who
left an indelible mark on our community through an award-winning journalism
career at the American Press, driven by his relentless pursuit of the truth.
The Memorial Fund in Hector's memory recognizes others for their outstanding
achievement in journalism. In partnership with the Community Foundation of
Southwest Louisiana, the goal is to give an annual award stipend for a
recipient selected by the fund's advisory board. The Community Foundation, the
host of the Dec. 5 luncheon, is a nonprofit organization that assists donors
and philanthropists with their charitable giving. The Community Foundation
holds the fund in a field of interest endowment.
In addition to bestowing the
award on Leger, the Hector San Miguel Memorial Fund has selected KPLC-TV
reporter Gerron Jordan as the recipient of this year's professional
conference award. The fund will reimburse Jordan for his expenses to attend
next year's National Association of Black Journalists' national convention.
L'Auberge Casino Resort is
the Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon. Luncheon reservations, available for $40
or $320 for a reserved table of eight, must be made in advance and
purchased by check or cash. A limited number of Corporate Table Sponsorships
are available for $500 and include preferred seating, a reserved table
for 8 and your company logo included in the event program. Following the
luncheon, Governor Edwards will be available to sign copies of Edwin
Edwards: Governor of Louisiana by Leo Honeycutt; the books will be
available for purchase.
Contact the Community
Foundation of Southwest Louisiana at (337) 491-6688 or email@example.com for
ticket information and sales. Reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 22; the luncheon is expected to sell out.
The advisory board of the
Hector San Miguel Memorial Fund consists of the following members: Sonny Marks,
chair; Kerry Andersen, event chair; Carla Chrisco; Peter Dart; Brett Downer;
Ann McMurry; Rick Richard; Theresa Schmidt San Miguel; Vic Stelly; George
Swift; and Debra Vaughan.
Hector lost his battle with
leukemia in December 2009 at the age of 51. He is remembered as a passionate
journalist, faithful friend and dedicated husband and father. Through
hard-hitting investigative pieces, Hector earned numerous state and regional
awards and the position of City Editor at the American Press.