OUR 2019 SPONSORS


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EVENT SPONSOR

Entergy Riverbend is our proud 2019 Event Sponsor! At River Bend, it has always been a goal to continuously serve the community in which they operate. The Great Futures Gala is lucky to have their involvement extend to Baton Rouge.

 
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ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR

Cortec is the Gala’s Entertainment Sponsor! Cortec hopes you put your dancing shoes on and stay entertained on March 23, 2019!

 
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BEVERAGE SPONSOR

Integrity, Excellence, Caring & Inspiration are Aetna’s four core values that motivate their continued investment in Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge. Thank you Aetna for your partnership as the 2019 Beverage Sponsor!

CLASS OF 2019 SPONSOR

Ryan & Raven are ensuring the success of the Class of 2019 with their generous donation! The sponsorship furthers their continued efforts to make Baton Rouge a better place and provide Boys & Girls Club members with great futures!


GREAT FUTURES SPONSORS


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HONOREE SPONSORS


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IN-KIND SPONSORS


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We’d also like to thank our media supporters: WAFB, WBRZ and NBC33

MEET THE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Our planning committee has been hard at work all year to make our third annual gala better than ever! The time these volunteers spend on the gala is priceless
and we cannot thank them enough!

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Jen O’Connell Dorothy Kemp Chelsey Blankenship
Event Chair Nominations Chair Event Founder/Selection Chair

Ryan Allen Ryan Byrd Joe Cefalu
Entertainment Chair Sponsorship Committee Sponsorship Chair


Thomas Chauvin Ian Dallimore Brittany Ernest
Sponsorship Committee Sponsorship Committee Silent Auction Committee

Jordan Faircloth Helen Field Todd Hymel
Entertainment Committee Communications Chair Sponsorship Committee


Bridget Kaigler Allie McAlpin Jill Miller
Nominations Committee Honoree Liaison Silent Auction Committee



Ben Vance Lauren Westbrook
Silent Auction Chair Honoree Liaison


2018 Honorees

Katherine Clements   Postlethwaite & Netterville Senior Consultant

Katherine Clements
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Senior Consultant

Jacob   Jolibois  MESH  Director of Digital Strategy

Jacob Jolibois
MESH
Director of Digital Strategy

Kelley McCann   Kalurah Street Grill  Executive Chef

Kelley McCann
Kalurah Street Grill
Executive Chef

Theodore Richards     Capital Area Transit System Business Development Manager

Theodore Richards  
Capital Area Transit System
Business Development Manager

Ian Dallimore  Lamar Advertising Company Director of Digital Innovation & Sales Strategy

Ian Dallimore
Lamar Advertising Company
Director of Digital Innovation & Sales Strategy

Rowdy   Gaudet  Office of the Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Rowdy Gaudet
Office of the Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Bridget   Kaigler  Bringing Leadership Back, LLC Founder/President

Bridget Kaigler
Bringing Leadership Back, LLC
Founder/President

Kenny   Nguyen  ThreeSixtyEight CEO, Co-Founder

Kenny Nguyen
ThreeSixtyEight
CEO, Co-Founder

Michael Victorian   Phelps Dunbar, LLP  Attorney

Michael Victorian
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Attorney

Lauren DeWitt  Jones Walker, LLP Attorney

Lauren DeWitt
Jones Walker, LLP
Attorney

Sarah Joy Hays  Data Coalition Programming and Member Services Director

Sarah Joy Hays
Data Coalition
Programming and Member Services Director

Allie   McAlpin  Lamar Advertising  Communications Director

Allie McAlpin
Lamar Advertising
Communications Director

Candace Temple   Exit Realty Group Realtor

Candace Temple
Exit Realty Group
Realtor

Ryan Zumo   Taylor, Wellons, Politz and Duhe APLC Attorney

Ryan Zumo
Taylor, Wellons, Politz and Duhe APLC
Attorney

The Great Futures Gala honors young professionals invested in the Greater Baton Rouge community while achieving success professionally. 

 

Selected by some of the most prestigious professionals in our area, this class of 15 Great Futures Gala Honorees represent movers and shakers in our community. From attorneys to small business owners; artists to news anchors, these young men and women are on a path to achieving a great future all while giving back and making the world a better place.

 

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge is looking for civic-minded young professionals in the Greater Baton Rouge Area to apply to be a Great Futures Gala Honoree. Honorees should be professionally driven, community minded and striving to make our community a better place. Know someone who fits this criteria? Nominate them today! Is that person YOU? Apply to be a part of this 2020 class of young professionals making Baton Rouge a better place! 

 If selected as an honoree, he/she is expected to raise a minimum of $3,000 for Boys & Girls Club. Funds can be raised through ticket sales or donations. The Gala Committee will be available to assist the honorees in meeting their goal. 

 

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

2020 selection committee

George Bell  President & CEO   Capital Area United Way

George Bell
President & CEO
Capital Area United Way

Jeanne Burns-Dempster  Anchor BR Proud

Jeanne Burns-Dempster
Anchor
BR Proud

Cheryl Mercedes  Anchor WAFB

Cheryl Mercedes
Anchor
WAFB

 
Jennifer O'Connell  Attorney  Taylor, Wellons, Politz, Duhe

Jennifer O'Connell
Attorney
Taylor, Wellons, Politz, Duhe

Anne Milneck  Owner  Red Stick Spice Company

Anne Milneck
Owner
Red Stick Spice Company

 

2019 Selection Committee

Jennifer O'Connell
Attorney
Taylor, Wellons, Politz, Duhe

Anne Milneck
Owner
Red Stick Spice Company

Theodore Richards
Capital Area Transit System
Business Development Manager

George Bell
President & CEO
Capital Area United Way

Jeanne Burns-Dempster
Anchor
BR Proud

Cheryl Mercedes
Anchor
WAFB


2018 Selection Committee

Patrick Coogan
President
Champion Wealth Services

Dima Ghawi
International Leadership Speaker & Executive Coach
Dima Ghawi, LLC

Chelsey L. Blankenship               
Owner
SoSis Boutique
CLB Consulting

Eric Dexter
Director of Business Development
Civil Solutions Consulting Group

John Spain
Executive Vice President
Baton Rouge Area Foundation


2017 Selection Committee: 

George Bell
President & CEO
Capital Area United Way

Janet Olson  
Market Executive
Chase Bank

Rick Perry  
President & CEO
LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation

Jenni Peters   
Owner
Varsity Sports

Anthony Pope
Senior VP/Southeast Region Manager
Cox Communications

Christel Slaughter, PhD 
Partner
SSA Consultants

Pat R. Van Burkleo   
President & Chief Professional Officer  
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge