Community Service

Members present a check to fund the Foster Kids Closet. It provides emergency clothes, shoes and other items for children removed from abusive environments and before they are placed in a foster home.

Quota International of Baton Rouge is a strong network of executives, business owners, and professional women who come together for friendship, leadership development, and service to the Baton Rouge community. The organization is part of an international organization that has clubs in 14 countries and is based in Washington, DC.

The organization is focused on the following service areas: disadvantaged women and children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and people with speech difficulties.

Quota Baton Rouge notable service accomplishments include the following:

  • Co-founded the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, now known as The Emerge Center and supported the Center for 50 years.
  • Founded Girls Hope of Baton Rouge.
  • Initiated the first university mainstream program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Louisiana at Louisiana State University. This program has achieved national prominence.
  • Endowed a Top Scholar Program at Louisiana State University with a grant of $100,000.
  • Provided significant contributions to construction programs at Woman’s Hospital, Mary Byrd Perkins Cancer Center, and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
  • Provided amplification equipment to school classrooms and the Performing Arts Center.
  • Provided infant hearing testing equipment to hospitals and encouraged the program internationally.
  • Provided funding for Louisiana Public Broadcasting Children’s Programs.
  • Provided assistance to many community organizations including: Baton Rouge Food Bank, YWCA, O’Brien House, Volunteers of America, Parker House, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Best Buddies, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul Uniforms for Kids, VOA Quota Closet, Life of a Single Mom, Mental Health Association, and Merakey Gateway Transition Services.

Infant Starter Kits presented to the Baton Rouge General Hospital Women’s Birth Center.

The organization does many “hands-on” projects throughout the year that benefit multiple charities and individuals in the community.  The club has funded its service work with signature fundraising events. The largest of these events was the Quota Open Door Tour. This event was a tour of private homes designed by well-known architects like A. Hays Town and premier interior designers. The tour was a staple for the Baton Rouge community for 56 years. Frocks and Frolics was a Spring luncheon event that featured a competition between top bakery chefs to produce the best cake for a set theme.

“Eyes on the Ties” is our current fundraiser. It’s a night-time gala that focuses on a live auction of celebrity ties modeled by women who are community leaders. Other valuable items are also part of the live auction. A men’s fashion show and southern chef’s showcase are part of the event. The recipient of proceeds from our 2019 event was Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. We presented them with a check for $70,000.