COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PROJECTS
Quota 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.
This is how Quota serves our community:
- 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 mainstream program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students 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.
- Funded construction programs at Woman’s Hospital, Mary Byrd Perkins Cancer Center, and Children’s Hospital.
- 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, Big Buddy, 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 for Youth.
Quota members personally participate in an array of projects benefitting multiple charities and individuals in our community. Much of our service work funding has been acquired through signature fundraising events. Though for many years we presented the Quota Open Door Tour, more recently we have offered new events. Frocks and Frolics was a spring luncheon event featuring a competition of top bakery chefs. Our most recent fundraiser, Eyes on the Ties, is a night-time gala focusing on a live auction of celebrity ties modeled by community leaders. The evening includes a men’s fashion show and chefs’ showcase. 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.
We donated sign language books to the Parent-Pupil Education Program (PPEP) of the Louisiana School for the Deaf. The books will be used by teachers with the families of children in the PPEP Program.
The organization does many “hands-on” projects. Infant Starter Kits were presented to the Baton Rouge General Hospital Women’s Birth Center.
During the Covid-19 Crisis Quota Club donated $5,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Each year Quota members put together personalized Easter baskets for disadvantaged children.