February 23, 2018
Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2018 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., and the program will commence at 7 p.m.
Taylor Porter Partner Blue Loupe and his wife Megan are involved on the Gala Host Committee.
City Year is a non-profit organization that works in several of the public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. The City Year corps members (recent college graduates) are trained and sent out to work in underperforming schools to help the teachers and children reach their full potential. The corps members work with the teachers to develop and rework lesson plans, and they work directly with children that are showing signs of falling behind. The classrooms that have corps members show immediate, marked improvement from year to year, and the Annual Gala is a way for City Year to relate its progress to the community – through the stories of corps members and the children that they influence.
In addition to Taylor Porter, this year's event sponsors and donators include: ExxonMobil, Jones Walker | Dionne Rousseau, Lamar Advertising Company, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Entergy Louisiana, Hancock Whitney Bank, Kean Miller, Regions Bank, Reserve Telecommunications, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation, The Celtic Group, Adams and Reese, Aetna Better Health of Louisiana, BASF, Bonton Associates, CSRS, Ava and Cordell Haymon, Healthy Blue, Tina and Pete Holland, Knobloch, Poche and Burns Wealth Management Group Wells Fargo Advisors, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, McGlinchey Stafford, Sparkhound, The Baton Rouge Clinic, Anne and Andy Thomas, Turner Industries, Edie and Ralph Bender, Susan and Marvin Borgmeyer, Renee Chatelain and Kevin Lyle, Cathy Coates and Brian Hale, Ann and Paul Connelly, Kelly and Sean Finan, Haynie Associates, Teri and Gordon LeBlanc, Hugh McIntosh, Tracey and Ty McMains, Adrienne and Jim Moore, Linda and Mark Posner, Matthew Rachleff and Mark Kantrow, Elizabeth and Kent Richards, and Brenda and Tommy Teepell.
Since Taylor Porter's founding in 1912 when co-founder B.B. Taylor helped launch Baton Rouge's first YMCA, Taylor Porter has embraced the role of “corporate citizen” and continued for more than 100 years a strong tradition of both pro bono and community service throughout our City, supporting more than 50 community and nonprofit organizations. Whether serving on the boards of directors of nonprofit organizations or making contributions to worthwhile causes, our attorneys and staff make significant contributions to the communities in which they live and work.