More Than $33,000 Raised for Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center
Jan 18, 2023
Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union, Campus Federal Credit Union, EFCU Financial, La Capitol Federal Credit Union, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, and Pelican State Credit Union joined together again to host the 18th Annual Baton Rouge Area Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament at Pelican Point Golf Course and Country Club on November 7, 2022. This year, $33,479.49 was raised for the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center to help children who are victims of trauma.
Each year, the tournament attests to the cooperative spirit of credit unions and aligns with the industry’s philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ Credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions that focus on giving back to their communities and partners while returning their earnings to members in the form of lower loan rates, higher dividends, and financial education resources.
Lamar Advertising was the platinum sponsors of the event, and over 150 professionals from credit unions and local businesses came together to support this great cause. Other major sponsors of the tournament included: CUNA Mutual Group; MasterCard; BRECO Federal Credit Union; Gallagher Benefit Services; Nearman, Maynard, Vallez CPAs; Vivid Imprint; Kern Architects; Griffin & Furman Certified Public Accountants; Credit Union Acceptance Company; Coca-Cola Bottling; Arkel Constructors/ACI; Walk-Ons; Feigley Communications; The Delta Consulting Group; Louisiana Federal Credit Union; Louisiana Credit Union League; Stemmans & Alley, PLLC; Thornton, Musso, and Bellemine, INC, SWBC; Wahaya IT; Mapp Built; Griffin and Furman CPAs; Vericast; Confluent Strategies; Meridian Link; Franklin Press; Sync1 Systems; McGlinchey; Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union; CU South; GoMarquis; ISC Constructors; and the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louisiana Credit Union League.
Photo caption: (L to R front) Joe Sciortino, BRCAC Board Member; Michael Hooper, President/CEO at La Capitol Federal Credit Union; Jane Verret, President/CEO Campus Federal Credit Union; Greg Lacour – BRCAC Board Member; Tanya Haase, Executive Director BRCAC; Chiquita Broussard, BRCAC Board Member; (L to R back) Tyler Grodi, CEO at EFCU Financial; Darryl Long, CEO at Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union; Steve Webb, CEO at Neighbors Federal Credit Union
Information about the Organization we partnered with or volunteered for:
The mission of the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center (BRCAC) is to set child victims on a solid path to healing and justice by providing trauma-informed, coordinated child-focused services in the aftermath of physical abuse, sexual abuse or if the child is a victim or witness to a violent crime. The BRCAC opened its doors in 2002 and has been providing hope for 20 years. The BRACAC is the sole agency providing immediate interventions to over 550 child victims and their families in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Pointe Coupee. The main building for BRCAC is called the “Yellow House” which provides a safe home-like atmosphere for traumatized children in the aftermath of the traumatic event. This is where the specialized trained BRCAC staff conduct forensic interviews and provide family advocacy services for the child and the non-offending caregiver. Our on-site mental health program is housed in the “Annex” building. The BRCAC is one of the very few CACs in the state of Louisiana to have an on-site mental health program. We offer individual therapy for the child victim and group therapy sessions for both the child and the non-offending caregiver. All services are provided at no cost to the child or their families.