Bellingrath Wealth Management & Employee Benefits continues to be a good corporate citizen by supporting community involvement and encouraging staff to get involved. Our company and our employees have a long-term commitment to volunteering in a wide variety of charitable activities that benefit diverse groups of people. Our goal is to provide all employees with the opportunity to serve their community. Below are some of the organizations and events we support:
Camp N.O.R.A. (No One Rides Alone), a homeless Veteran’s Transition Shelter in Folsom, LA. This wonderful organization provides a wide array of program and supportive services to veterans, service members, and their families. A major focus of the organization is eradicating homelessness among veterans of the U.S. military by providing shelter and addressing the triggers of homelessness such as post-traumatic stress disorder, job skills, substance abuse, and sense of community to support veterans in their quest to regain self-sufficiency, stability, and respect.
Children's Advocacy Center-Hope House
A non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse. This wonderful organization provides forensic interviews to children and counseling to children and non-offending family members who have experienced trauma as a result of abuse. Their goal is to provide a path and a bridge to justice for victims of abuse.
Choice Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, was founded by James M. Huger in 2004 to promote school choice issues in Louisiana. He and the cohort of founding trustees believe that parents should have the flexibility to choose the right school for their children. No child should be condemned to stay in a neighborhood school that does not meet the needs of the child.
Each year the Bellingrath team volunteers at the teachers' year end celebration party and enjoys serving all the hard working professionals.
Council of Catholics Schools Cooperative Clubs of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
The mission of the Council of Catholics Schools Cooperative Clubs of the Archdiocese of New Orleans is to stimulate fealty to church and loyalty to country by upholding a lively devotion to God and to American ideals, to promote and encourage any and all activities directed toward the Catholic education and welfare of youth, to provide a channel of information, encouragement and assistance for the organization and programming of Catholic parent groups affiliated with this Council, to afford an opportunity for the exchange of experiences and ideas, whereby leaders of member groups may profit by the knowledge and experiences of other associated groups, to direct the united efforts of member organizations toward new projects and undertakings as the need arise, to strengthen community ties, to foster spiritual growth of its members, and to maintain co-operative relationships with other organizations having kindred interests.
Covington Police Department Kids' Camp
The Covington Police Department hosts an annual free kids' camp during the summer for Covington area children. The summer camp focuses on challenging children to be safe, live healthy, and enjoy life. The final day of the camp is a "fun" day, consisting of recreational and water related activities. Each year, the Bellingrath Team takes a day off work to serve the campers hamburgers and hotdogs!
The National World War II Museum
The American Spirit Awards gala celebrated individuals and organizations whose work reflects the values and spirit of those who served our country during the World War II years. They honored those who inspire others through their own acts of courage, sacrifice, initiative and generosity—particularly in the areas of leadership, service to our country or community, and education.
West St. Tammany Exchange Club
The National Exchange Club is the oldest service organization in the country. Through the Programs of Service – Americanism, Community Service and Youth Programs – members support activities that benefit youth, promote pride in our country, and honor military and public service providers, to name a few. Exchange’s National Project is the prevention of child abuse.
Alex has been a member since 2014, and is currently club President. Rory has been involved with the organization since 2009 and has served in several leadership roles over the years.
Wounded War Heroes
Wounded War Heroes was founded to show our appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded while in combat, by providing them therapeutic outdoor experiences upon their return home from fighting for our country. Our sole purpose is to show these veterans that they have not been forgotten for their courageous service to our country.
Young Leadership Council (YLC)
Through volunteer-created community projects, the YLC recruits and retains young professionals to New Orleans and has a positive impact on the quality of life in the region. The oldest, independent YPO (young professionals' organization) in the country, the YLC has raised more than $25 million to support community projects in and around the New Orleans area since 1986.
Garlan served as the YLC Wednesday at the Square co-chair for the 2018 season.