Catholic Community Foundation

Darlene Poché Robért
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Darlene Poché Robért, Co-owner Robért Fresh Market; Board President Catholic Community Foundation

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With an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to living a spiritual life both personally and professionally, Darlene Poché Robért opened Robért Fresh Market in 1994 alongside her husband and high-school sweetheart, Marc Robért. Motivated by God and family, Darlene and Marc grew their business to six fresh market grocery stores before Katrina presented them with one of the biggest challenges of their lives and forced them to start anew with each location. Her resilience and dedication to work and to helping others has led to her current position leading the Board of the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF).

Since 1976, CCF has served the Greater New Orleans area’s deepest needs by connecting generous donors with charities in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and in the larger community. The Women’s Giving Circle was founded by Darlene, her friend Stacy Pellerin and a group of philanthropically minded women in the community. To date, the group has distributed over $1M, transforming lives across numerous organizations.

“The Foundation touches so many lives in so many ways,” says Darlene. “I’m humbled and honored that the Archbishop entrusts me with this role.”

As co-owner of Robért Fresh Market, Darlene also enjoys the opportunity to give back through her company, which donates to a variety of fundraisers, ministries, and schools throughout the community. In addition to serving on the Board of CCF, Darlene also serves on the Women’s New Life Center Board and Robért Resources Boards. She has been honored with awards from St Elizabeth’s Guild, Jesuit Mother’s Alumni and Notre Dame Seminary.

Catholic Community Foundation
3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 361, Metairie

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