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FACES OF OUR COMMUNITY

Baton Rouge is comprised of special people who build strong relationships, create opportunities and promote positive change. In this special advertising section, you’ll meet many of these ‘Faces of Our Community’ – people who contribute to our quality of life and sense of community pride.

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Ochsner Baton Rouge In Your Community

At Ochsner Baton Rouge, we believe that better healthcare outcomes start with a strong community foundation. We are committed to improving healthcare access and elevating the health of all members of our community — now and for the future. Our promise to Baton Rouge’s future fuels our determination and partnerships that create new resources, including the Southern University JagMobile mobile health unit, Ochsner Community Wellness Center on LSU Campus, and the Baton Rouge Ochsner Discovery Charter School, all for the health of our community.

With more than 400 local providers in 30+ specialties and 25 locations, Ochsner Baton Rouge has you covered for all of your health and wellness needs.

To learn more, visit ochsner.org/batonrouge

BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION GROUP

FACES OF EDUCATION

CASSIE BRADFORD AND RENEE COLE launched the Behavioral Intervention Group in 2007 after realizing how difficult and expensive it was for families in Louisiana to receive qualified behavior analysis services. They say the best part of their job is to see the growth and progress each child makes. “Watching a child learn something for the first time or use a skill that you just taught them is an amazing experience,”

says Cole. She enjoys mentoring her staff and teaching them to apply and use their classroom in the real world to teach children with autism. Bradford loves spending time with parents of children recently diagnosed with autism to help put them at ease. “I truly love sharing with them how we are here to support them from the time they contact us to the time we are helping transition their child to a classroom setting,” she says.

70 inRegister.com • April 2023 Seeing the children’s growth and progress is the best part of the job. 16 YEARS 8180 SIEGEN LANE, BATON ROUGE, LA 70810 225.757.8002 BIG-BR.COM
(From left) Kourtney Gautreaux, Kelsi Walker, Lanie Hano, Cassie Bradford, Renee Cole, Kat Alpay, Madison Stelly, and Jennifer Whipple
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CAPITAL SOUTH WEALTH MANAGEMENT LLC

CAPITAL SOUTH WEALTH MANAGEMENT is set apart by the “hands-on” approach of its founders Ryan Gisclair, CFP® and James Bayard, CFP®. In 2016, the pair established a client-first firm, forging relationships built on trust and expertise. The firm specializes in providing financial planning and investment advice to clients walking through three specific life transitions including divorce, death of a loved one, and retirement. Financial security is particularly important during times of crisis and change, and the team focuses on supporting their

clients each step of the way as they walk through financial hurdles and other challenges.

Capital South was founded by experienced professionals who wanted to provide services that were better than the industry norm. Understanding that clients’ lives are more than a pie chart, their services are unique in that they are individually catered to each client’s goals, lifestyle, and situation. As husbands, fathers, and mentors, James and Ryan created a business marked by the personal attention and fiduciary excellence clients deserve.

71 inRegister.com • April 2023 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION 7 YEARS 6513 PERKINS ROAD, SUITE 106, BATON ROUGE, LA 70808 225.709.0703 CAPITALSOUTHWM.COM
Capital South offers financial planning, investment management, insurance planning, and trust services.
FACES OF FINANCE Advisory services offered through Capital South Wealth Management LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser in Louisiana
(From left) Ryan Gisclair, CFP® and James Bayard, CFP®

AESTHETIC MEDICINE & ANTI-AGING CLINICS OF LOUISIANA

AT THE AESTHETIC MEDICINE & ANTI-AGING CLINICS

OF LOUISIANA, our philosophy is to treat our patients from the inside out. We offer hormone replacement therapy and wellness programs to keep you at your healthiest on the inside while also being a national leader in keeping our patients just as beautiful on the outside. Our services include Botox,

aesthetic fillers, cutting-edge laser treatments, and awardwinning cosmetic surgery using Vaser Liposuction. Whether you’re long-committed to aesthetic services or making your first appointment, you’ll find experts to discuss the unique care and treatments that meet your goals at the Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana.

We want to personally thank you, Baton Rouge, for allowing us to do what we love every day. Your health, beauty and longevity is our number one priority. We want you to feel as good as you look.

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14 YEARS 8485 BLUEBONNET BLVD., BATON ROUGE, LA 70810 225.753.1234 THEANTIAGINGCLINICS.COM
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FACES OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE
(From left) Kirk Kepper, CEO/Co-Founder and Todd Howell, MD, Medical Director/Co-Founder

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY

FACES OF OPPORTUNITY & ACCESS

YOU SEARCH – We Find! The East Baton Rouge Parish Library provides access and connects people to information, resources, materials, technology, and experiences to make a positive difference in their lives. Such as —dynamic, technologically advanced facilities with innovation and maker spaces. A new South branch almost ready for construction and renovations

planned for the Scotlandville branch. Increased technological services. Expanded online Digital Library offerings. More meeting spaces. Career Center employment assistance, workforce training and skills development—with augmented and virtual reality! Small Business Services. The Grants Center. And more online classes and databases than ever.

In 14 locations open 7 days a week, the Library offers inspiring spaces for personal discovery, life-long learning, community meetings and access to free cultural and educational programs, services, and resources. Best of all—it’s free.

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83 YEARS 7711 GOODWOOD BLVD., BATON ROUGE, LA 70806 225.231.3750 EBRPL.COM
(From left) Patricia Husband, Assistant Library Director for Branch Services; Kristen Edson, Interim Library Director; Mary Stein, Assistant Library Director for Administrative Services
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DIGIULIO BROTHERS ITALIAN CAFÉ

FACES OF CUISINE

DIGIULIO BROTHERS ITALIAN CAFÉ is a beloved neighborhood staple near LSU in the Perkins Road merchant district. Since 1987, the restaurant has been well known for its traditional Italian cuisine, friendly staff and cozy family environment. Long-time regular customers enjoy dining where everyone knows their name, and now several generations of customers are regulars in the familiar café.

DiGiulio’s offers dishes such as five cheese lasagna with a large meatball, pizzas, classic veal Italian dishes, fresh seafood fare, Italian wines and crafted cocktails. It has remained a family business through the years, and current owners are Mike Johnson and his wife Raina DiGiulio Johnson. Their two daughters, Skylar and Aldyn, work at the family restaurant where their parents met.

74 inRegister.com • April 2023 A friendly staff and cozy environment … where everybody knows your name. 36 YEARS 2903 PERKINS ROAD, BATON ROUGE, LA 70808 225.383.4203 | DIGIULIOBROS.COM
(Seated from left) Mike Johnson and Skylar Johnson, and (standing from left) Grace Mele, Riley DeHart, Chloe Stowe
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FACES OF FITNESS

FITCORE is a locally owned boutique fitness studio specializing in Xformer Pilates and weight training as well as a curated athleisure shopping experience. Small group classes ensure that each person gets a personal training experience catered to their particular needs and more individual attention from instructors.

FITCORE is focused on instructing proper form in exercises to improve functionality and activities of daily life outside of class. As the team says, “We want people to be excited to incorporate fitness into their lifestyles and feel good doing it.”

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1 YEAR 16177 PERKINS ROAD, BATON ROUGE, LA 70810 225.773.9522 FITCOREBR.COM
“We are fit to the core.”
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FITCORE
Owner Molly Drago

BROWN ROGERS PHYSICAL THERAPY & WELLNESS

FACES OF HEALTH

BROWN ROGERS PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WELLNESS offers an abundant list of specialties, two beautiful locations, an aquatic center, and most important, quality therapy. That means a comprehensive one-hour evaluation from experts in musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Customized treatment that includes manual therapy, education, exercise, and much

more is the personal attention you need to improve faster than imagined.

We recognize our company’s stability and growth is rooted in ongoing, authentic relationships that foster patient loyalty and community trust. How else could Brown Rogers Physical Therapy and Wellness continue to thrive for over 18 years?

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18 YEARS 6723 JEFFERSON HWY., BATON ROUGE, LA 70806 14241 AIRLINE HWY., SUITE 109, BATON ROUGE, LA 70817 225.926.2400 BROWNROGERSTHERAPY.COM
The time we spend with a patient is key to not just understanding the individual, but helping them heal.
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Owner Angelle Brown, OTR/L, CHT

EPISCOPAL SCHOOL OF BATON ROUGE

FACES OF EDUCATION

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, Baton Rouge and inRegister readers have trusted Episcopal School of Baton Rouge to help students develop lifelong connections and a deep love for learning. We empower students to engage, lead, and discover in a nurturing environment. Episcopal is a diverse community with a shared goal of educating the whole child. Our expert, caring faculty provide rigorous academic, artistic, athletic, and service-learning experiences. Students benefit from a strong and supportive community with small class sizes and a large, active alumni group. Episcopal is well positioned to educate the next generation after

successfully completing the Spirit Mind Body Capital Campaign, which generated $19.7 million to support facilities, learning spaces, and the resources needed to prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

Annually, Episcopal is a leader in the percentage of seniors recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. One hundred percent of students are accepted into a college or university, including highly selective institutions, and millions of dollars in scholarships are earned. Episcopal is a Newsweek Top 500 STEM High School and was recognized as the area’s niche.com Best Private K-12 School.

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59 YEARS 3200 WOODLAND RIDGE BLVD., BATON ROUGE, LA 70816 225.753.3180 EPISCOPALBR. ORG
Our graduates are entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, health care professionals, athletes, and more. Episcopal is proud to celebrate student success.
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TRANSFORMATIVE HEALTH CENTER

FACES OF HEALTHCARE

TRANSFORMATIVE HEALTH CENTER specializes in medical marijuana evaluations and recommendations for Louisiana patients with anxiety, pain, insomnia, PTSD, migraines, and other common debilitating conditions. Dr. Rome Sherrod started Transformative after witnessing the effects of opioid addictions and drug misuse. He saw the need for safer alternatives for conditions that impact everyone from grandma with arthritis, to mothers plagued by anxiety, to high stressed executives suffering with insomnia.

Dr. Sherrod and patient educator Halen “Halie” Peytavin are known for providing compassionate care and listening to patients’

stories to ensure they feel heard and cared for. Patients have left more than 200 5-star ratings on online reviews.

Many of the cancer patients Transformative serves suffer from severe nausea and vomiting as common side effects from chemotherapy. With the help of the VP of Philanthropy, Transformative’s philanthropic efforts impact causes like the EXCEL Best Dressed Ball, which benefits the American Cancer Society and ranges from causes that affect heart disease and food insecurity to education, art and science. Clearly, Dr. Sherrod believes in improving not just his patients’ lives, but his community, as well.

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4 YEARS 13013 JUSTICE AVE., BATON ROUGE, LA 70816 225.888.4041 TRANSFORMATIVEHEALTHCENTER.COM
Through plant-based wellness, compassion, and philanthropy, Dr. Sherrod and Halie Peytavin are providing hope and relief that’s transforming healthcare and patient experiences in Baton Rouge.
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Dr. Rome Sherrod III

DEARMAN’S DINER

FACES OF CUISINE

WHEN IT OPENED its doors in 1958, Dearman’s was a busy pharmacy with a lunch counter, typical of drugstores of the day. In time, it became a restaurant that has stood the test of time by serving up old-fashioned top-quality burgers and milkshakes in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. More than just a place to eat, Dearman’s

brings to mind the word “community”—a place where friends and neighbors meet to visit or enjoy a casual meal together. The diner has a special feeling about it. Entire generations have memories of spending time at Dearman’s. It’s a place with true heart and charm.

79 inRegister.com • April 2023 Dearman’s brings to mind the word ‘community.’ 65 YEARS 7633 JEFFERSON HWY. 225.924.1391 DEARMANSBR.COM
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TRIFECTA SPORTS THERAPY

FACES OF HEALTH

ANA COUTURE is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist who founded Trifecta Sports Therapy in 2014. Previously an athletic trainer at LSU, her vision was to integrate sports medicine into a clinical massage therapy setting. She has built a strong team that provides not just massage therapy, but infrared sauna, compression therapy, and mobility and recovery classes. CORY COUTURE , also an athletic trainer, recently joined the team, bringing exercisebased services to Trifecta and helping the company reach its goal of overall wellness for its clients.

Mobility services are assessment-based and data-driven for individualized programming. Exercise routines can be done at home or in the new performance area. For golfers, Cory offers a Golf Performance Assessment using a golf simulator that measures physical efficiency during a person’s swing and includes an individualized exercise plan for improvement.

Ana and Cory are skilled in the services common to managing the world’s best athletes—and they make them available to everyone.

80 inRegister.com • April 2023 9 YEARS 8221 GOODWOOD BLVD., SUITE B, BATON ROUGE, LA 70806 225.421.1499 TRIFECTASPORTSTHERAPY.COM
Cory and Ana Couture
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Ana and Cory have a combined 40 years of experience working in the healthcare and sports sectors.

DAUGHERTY PLASTIC SURGERY

FACES OF MEDICINE

TRUE BEAUTY LIES WITHIN . Dr. Robyn Daugherty works tirelessly to give her patients the confidence to allow that beauty to shine through. During her medical training, Dr. Daugherty chose to specialize in plastic surgery because of the creativity it allows and precision it demands. She opened Daugherty Plastic Surgery to deliver top-notch, patient-centered care. She treats every patient like her own family and is honest about what will help her achieve the best result. All decisions

and care are based on her extensive medical and surgical knowledge and the best interest of the patient. Each operation is carefully planned and patients are followed post operatively by Dr. Daugherty herself in addition to her small, friendly staff. She is passionate about delivering natural, beautiful results in the aging face, post-pregnancy body and post-weight loss body. Dr. Daugherty and her husband Scott are the proud parents of four sons.

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1 YEAR 6717 PERKINS ROAD, BATON ROUGE, LA 70808 225.235.3884 DAUGHERTYPLASTICSURGERY.COM
“The end goal of all the hard work is the joy of watching confident patients walk back through the doors of the practice. ”
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THE BONE & JOINT CLINIC OF BATON ROUGE

FACES OF MEDICINE

THE BONE AND JOINT CLINIC OF BATON ROUGE (BJCBR) opened its doors in 1948 as the area’s first orthopedic clinic, focusing on exceptional, dedicated orthopedic care from highly trained specialists. Seventy-five years later, that focus remains the same, and with the long-standing support of the community, the care has expanded greatly.

Today, BJCBR has five clinic locations in Baton Rouge, Brusly, Hammond, Prairieville, and Walker. It is home to nearly

200 specialized employees, including 17 orthopedic, pain management and podiatric specialists, nine licensed physician assistants, six licensed nurse practitioners, eight physical and occupational therapy specialists, certified orthopedic technicians, and radiological technologists. From initial exam and diagnosis to surgery, physical therapy and post-operative rehabilitation, BJCBR offers every orthopedic tool needed for patient success with a single provider.

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75 YEARS 7301 HENNESSY BLVD., SUITE 200, BATON ROUGE, LA 70808 225.766.0050 BJCBR.COM
BJCBR is a shining example of what it means to provide outstanding patient care, and no matter what the next 75 years may hold, that example will remain the same.
Bone & Joint Clinic Physicians: (Back row from left) M. Tyson Garon, MD, Charles A. Cefalu, MD, O. Christian Hall, DPM, Patrick B. Hall, DPM, Arthur E. Hess, MD, Alan C. Schroeder, MD, Matthew A. Neumann, MD, (Front row from left) Mathew M. Mazoch, MD, Julie Neumann, MD, Joseph E. Broyles, MD. Not pictured are Christopher L. Belleau, MD, Zachary Rohr, DPM, Kevin P. McCarthy, MD, Gerard L. Murtagh, MD, C. Chambliss Harrod, MD, Michael A. Frierson, MD, and David M. Pope, MD.
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TRICHELL LAW FIRM

FACES OF LAW

TRICHELL LAW FIRM has built itself from the ground up since opening in 2018. Chase Trichell, now in his eighth year practicing law, was originally TLF’s only full-time employee. Never taking a case too big or too small, this little-firm-that-could parlayed a great clientele and an extraordinary work ethic into exceptional results for tort victims. From implementing a paper-free business, to establishing a robust social media presence, to sleeping on his office couch in the early days, Trichell has since forced recoveries of at least $1 million in half a dozen cases, the most recent via trial verdict earlier this month.

Through its pro bono handling of high-profile civil rights and

wrongful death cases, TLF is regularly featured on national and local news outlets —but its bread and butter is advocating for injured plaintiffs. Trichell, still just 34, was selected to the exclusive 2023 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and was also named one of Louisiana’s Top 40 Under 40 attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers. TLF, seizing on self-made momentum, now employs multiple attorneys and just purchased new office headquarters in April 2023 at 610 Napoleon St. in historic Beauregard Town. Now a staple in the legal community, TLF has solidified itself as one of the most energetic and creative civil litigation firms in Louisiana.

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to an old profession 5 YEARS 610 NAPOLEON ST., BATON ROUGE, LA 70802 225.500.0900 TRICHELLFIRM.COM
fresh approach
Founder Chase Trichell
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CARESOUTH MEDICAL & DENTAL

FACES OF MEDICINE

CARESOUTH IS a private nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides a comprehensive range of community-based medical, dental and behavioral health services. It is guided by a consumer-majority volunteer board of directors whose mission is to provide affordable, high quality health

care with compassion and respect for all. CareSouth’s experienced team practices at the main location in Baton Rouge and in satellite clinics located in Donaldsonville, Plaquemine, Zachary, and Shreveport, Louisiana. Visit the website for a complete list of providers and partners.

84 inRegister.com • April 2023 25 YEARS 3140 FLORIDA BLVD., BATON ROUGE, LA 70806 225.650.2000 CARESOUTH.ORG.
CEO Matthew Valliere
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ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL , located in historic downtown, provides rich learning grounded in a sevendecade long legacy of academic excellence and steeped in the Episcopalian faith. With a 7 to 1 faculty-to-student ratio, the level of individualized instruction is unparalleled in the Baton Rouge area, ensuring that your child can learn, grow, and thrive. Serving students 18 months through 5th grade, St. James offers an integrated and accelerated curriculum. Innovative teachers use a variety of cutting-edge practices in their classroom activities

that foster collaborative efforts such as project-based learning. A strong commitment to professional development and a robust curriculum including nine enrichment offerings provide a superior academic and social experience for each St. James student.

2022 was an exciting year at St. James. Of the many highlights, the one that stands out most is St. James’ recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. We are honored to be one of only two elementary schools in the state to be recognized three or more times.

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75 YEARS 445 CONVENTION ST., BATON ROUGE, LA 70802 225.344.0805 STJAMESEDS.ORG
Building on the past while preparing for the future, St. James remains a premier academic institution in our community. We look forward to another exciting year in 2023.
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CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT

FACES OF PERFORMING ARTS

THE CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT is a distinguished dance academy dedicated to classical ballet training and contemporary dance styles that emphasize a codified vocabulary for each dance subject. The Baton Rouge-based, nonprofit organization focuses on refining the dancers’ skills through precise techniques to make every single movement cohesive.

Along with this special attention to technique, the director offers several valuable performance opportunities to the company students enrolled in the intensive program. The Company performs their popular annual Holiday Nutcracker, which the director wrote, created, and choreographed (her version) using the traditional classical Tchaikovsky musical

score. Additional community performances include EBR Libraries, Big Buddy summer program, retirement homes, downtown festivals, and charity events.

The Cangelosi Dance Project has three student performance companies that present more than 10 main shows a year and offers additional dance educational programs with invited in-house professional master teachers, and travels to regional and national dance conventions with competitions. Owner Kris Cangelosi assures her dancers receive the best training for potential future careers in dance by providing resources for a college with a dance degree, professional dance companies, modeling, TV/film, dance crews, or the opportunity to one day be asked to be a star dancer for the Big Buddy Program.

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“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls or hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that fleeting moment when you feel alive. It is not for unsteady souls.”
36 YEARS 3749 PERKINS ROAD, BATON ROUGE, LA 70808 225.937.3367 CANGELOSIDANCEPROJECT.COM
— Merce Cunningham, modern dance choreographer
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Kris Cangelosi and Guy Blanchard

DR. SANJAY JUNEJA (THE ONC DOC)

FACES OF EDUCATION

CANCER IS one of the most feared words in the English language, and yet it remains one of the most poorly understood. In the modern world of tech and information access, pre-existing notions still encumber prevention as well as treatment for patients across the country. Using social media as a learning tool (@TheOncDoc), Dr. Sanjay Juneja has been able to address, explain and clarify many misunderstandings regarding cancer. As the host of Target: Cancer Podcast, Dr. Juneja’s guests include Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Sid Mukherjee, the White House’s first appointed Director of the Cancer Moonshot

initiative, the CMO of WebMD, Google’s current Director of AI, and several other leaders and innovators in the cancer sphere. His hope is to educate people so they are more comfortable and confident rather than fearful regarding cancer’s misconceptions—for example, that all cancers require chemotherapy, that eating and living healthfully will overcome the necessity of screening, or that cancer is an inherited process only in those with a family history of the disease. Hearing experts discuss ways to reduce the risks of cancer ultimately encourages and empowers people everywhere.

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2 YEARS YOUTUBE.COM/@TARGETCANCER
Cancer is more than just a diagnosis ... the relevance of lifestyle and diet, the emotional well-being for patients and their families, and how differently it will be treated in the near future ... these are things we all need to learn together.’
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Hematologist and Oncologist Dr. Sanjay Juneja

MOVING FORWARD GIVING BACK

Building a community where everyone belongs and can thrive

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is dedicated to building a thriving and resilient future for all in Baton Rouge and beyond. Last year we gathered feedback from hundreds of community members to create our Opportunity Agenda, which focuses our work in six key areas to drive meaningful impact for and with our community.

This agenda builds on our legacy of nearly 60 years of community transformation, and guides our ambitious goals for the decades ahead. Generous members and donors at the Foundation help drive profound and lasting change that generates a stronger and more vibrant community. Through collective philanthropy, we can move our community forward by giving back.

Drivers of opportunity:

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Economic prosperity

Excellent education

Healthy families

Quality of life

Strong & safe neighborhoods

Regional resiliency

Help us maximize the potential of our community by becoming a member today.

braf.org/join
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