The Roots of Music is honored to be a 2024 recipient of The Lewis Prize for Music

Erica Spruille is a passionate advocate for community programming with over 10 years of experience in fundraising and donor management. A born and raised NOLA native, her post-Katrina transition from an illustrious corporate career to a successful nonprofit career was to remove societal barriers to success, create spaces for youth to flourish, and ensure the longevity of New Orleans’ cultural legacy. Spruille is a proud Warren Easton Fundamental Senior High School graduate and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Economics from The Southern University of New Orleans. She enjoys parading and participates with two of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras krewes each year.