Gulotta-Haggart named Development Director


Lafayette, LA –  Festival International de Louisiane is proud to announce the hire of Candace Gulotta-Haggart as its new Development Director. Mrs. Gulotta-Haggart comes to Festival from New Cardiovascular Horizons Foundation in Lafayette, LA where she was the Director of Development and Special Projects.

As Development Director, Gulotta-Haggart will work to secure all levels of sponsorships for the organization (over 20% of Festival International funding comes from sponsorships), coordinate fundraising events and manage the organization’s donor programs, Amis du Festival and Rain Angels.

She joins the Festival International team with over ten years of experience.  Born and raised in Plaquemine, LA, a small town outside of Baton Rouge, she graduated in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University. Her past work includes event coordination on HBO’s Treme in New Orleans, production management for Accent on Arrangements and various music industry events in Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining such a prestigious organization.” Says Gulotta-Haggart.“Lafayette is such a vibrant and creative community and I look forward to working with the Festival International team to continue the great work and wonderful traditions Festival has created over the past 30 years.”

In addition to serving as chairman for the MadHatter’s Luncheon, she currently sits on the board for the Acadiana Symphony Women’s League and Generation ASO, a Young Professionals Organization and resides in Lafayette with her husband and daughter.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Haggart at


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