C.E. Byrd Foundation Board 


Lindsay Smith,


Kathryn Wood,

1st Vice President

Gerald Badgley,

2nd Vice President

Catherine Hunter,

Recording Secretary

Melanie Peacock,


Rachel Payne,

Corresponding Secretary

Tricia Frierson

Dr. Wayne Homza
Blair Irion

April Johnson

Dr. Mackey Quinlan

Alice Sample

Cole Smith

Wayne Smith

The C.E. Byrd Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) charitable organization with the mission of providing support and enrichment for the academic and physical needs of C.E. Byrd High School. Funds raised by the Foundation are used to enhance the standing of Byrd High School as a center of academic excellence in the Shreveport community and beyond.

This year, we are excited to sponsor the new state-of-the-art ground-breaking Anatomage Table, a virtual human 3D system. Students will be able to use STEM technology to facilitate learning as well as prepare them for college and the workplace.

Additional Foundation Goals

How You Can Help 

Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the C.E. Byrd Foundation. Talk to students and faculty about their academic needs. There is no wiser investment you can make than in the education of our community's young people.

For information on becoming a corporate or community sponsor, please contact Lindsay Smith at 318-613-8668 or at lindsaysmith413@hotmail.com.

History of the C.E. Byrd High School Foundation

The Byrd Foundation was created in 2009 by parents, former parents, alumni and faculty in response to a question posed the previous year at a PTSA meeting: "Who provides booster funds for academics at Byrd?" The answer was a simple, "No group in particular." After a year of meetings and goal-setting, the Foundation was established to raise money for academic enhancements that were sometimes falling through the cracks. Funds raised in an academic school year are used for the support of students enrolled in the school that same year. C.E. Byrd Principal and Foundation Board Member Gerald Badgley said, "The C.E. Byrd Foundation is an incredible resource for Byrd High School as the funds raised by the Foundation have and will continue to meet needs that otherwise would go unmet. Byrd students and faculty are fortunate to have a committed organization supported by forward thinking donors focused solely on strengthening our school."

Great Memories!

Gary Wrobel, Head Science teacher , Mark Warren, Class of '69, Jerry Badgley, principal. Lots of great memories walking the halls of C.E. Byrd. The hydroponics lab, funded by the foundation in 2019-2020 is amazing. Not only is horticulture is being taught, but salads are also regularly sold during lunch.

Contact:  Lindsay Smith at 318-613-8668 or at lindsaysmith413@hotmail.com