Meet Carrie LaFargue

Carrie LaFargue was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. She graduated from Sam Houston High School in 2004 and from McNeese State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral studies.  In college, her extracurricular involvement took bloom as a member of Phi Mu sorority, as one of the founding members of the Greek Unity Council, as the Chief Justice of the Student Government Association and as a volunteer for the Student Union Board.  

After graduation, Carrie married her loving husband of now 13 years, and they have a charming 8-year-old son. Carrie is a 7th year active member of The Junior League of Lake Charles. During her League career, she has been slated or appointed to Leadership roles every year. Those include Technology Chair & Assistant Chair, Communications Director, Admissions/Provisional Advisor, Membership Director, President Elect, and now President. She is appointed to the Advisory, Planning, & Bylaws Chair for next year. Being a member of Junior League helped navigate her current career path. Carrie is the Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society in Southwest Louisiana. Her portfolio includes Relay for Life and SWLA Men Wear Pink.  Additionally, she will be introducing Hope Ball Gala in 2025. Since she began in August of 2022, Carrie has helped raise over $750,000 in the fight against cancer. The Men Wear Pink campaign is ranked #7 in the nation and has raised over $1,000,000 since 2016. 

Carrie’s community service includes her role as the Secretary of the Tigersharks Swim team and the fundraising chair of the St. John’s PTO. She also volunteers with the St. Nicholas Center Autism Conference, the Children’s Museum, and donates Murder Mystery Dinners to local nonprofits as silent auction items.  

During the past year, she was honored to be named as the Duchess of her Mardi Gras Krewe for her involvement in SWLA and was named as a 13 Thriving 30 Something in SWLA for her outstanding accomplishments. Her local Junior League Chapter was named a “Hometown Hero” in recognition for their years of service.  

Carrie says, “As long as I can make even the smallest positive impact in someone’s life, I will do everything in my power to make that happen! I am thankful that the Junior League has helped develop me as a woman, who can do a world of good in my community.”