“One Small Step for Science, One Giant Leap for Pennington Biomedical”


This year’s sold-out event supported lifesaving research at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Every day, Pennington Biomedical’s world-renowned scientists are exploring the many questions surrounding the triggers and treatment of dementia, diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases.

Proceeds from the event are invested in research that is taking place right here in Baton Rouge and aims to allow people in our state, our nation and across the globe to live longer, healthier lives.

The Answer 2019 Committee. Back row from left to right: Todd Henry, Blaine Grimes, Diane Tate, Leslie Berg, Kristy Mayes, and Anne Duke. Front row from left to right: Jill Roshto, Aryelle Stafford, Cynthia Michael, Debbie Dumas, Amy Temple, Paula de la Bretonne, Jill LeBlanc, Tessa Mahler, Beverly Heymsfield.

2019 Sponsors


Presenters ($25,000)
Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation


Power Players ($5,000)










Annette Barton & Malcolm Tucker
John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer

Thrill Seekers ($2,500)

Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, CPA
Campus Federal Credit Union
Coastal Bridge Company, LLC
Dampf, Hessburg, Edwards, Thibaut & Aydell, LLC
Dr. Steve Heymsfield & Dr. Jennifer Rood
Drs. Phillip and Paula Brantley
Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC
Taylor Porter
Wells Fargo Advisors
General Health Systems
Amy and Tim Temple
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Annie Colvin
Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga, APLLC
Dr. John Kirwan
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
H&O Grounds
Mr. and Mrs. Julio Dumas