Community Donation History

The Charity Ball Association of Baton Rouge is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is philanthropic. Our organization was formed by a group of civic-minded members who wanted to support our community through a charitable organization.

Each year, the organization sponsors Le Bal de Noel at which time our honorees are presented. The proceeds from the ball are given to a worthy charity selected by the membership. The following organizations have been recipients of Charity Ball donations:

1959: The Baton Rouge Civic Symphony
1960: The Baton Rouge Association for Retarded Citizens
1961: The Cerebral Palsy Center of Greater Baton Rouge
1962: Baton Rouge Speech & Hearing Foundation
1963: Family Counseling Service of East Baton Rouge Parish, Inc.
1964: Louisiana Capitol Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1965: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
1966: Baton Rouge Area Foundation Radiation Center
1967: Salvation Army
1968: Volunteers of America
1969: Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge
1970: Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge
1971: The Arthritis Foundation
1972: Restoration of the Magnolia Mound Plantation House
1973: Cancer Radiation and Research Foundation, Inc.
1974: Woman’s Hospital Foundation
1975: Louisiana State Library, Department for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
1976: Endoscopic Equipment for Our Lady of the Lake Hospital
1977: Triamon – Auxiliary to the Baton Rouge Association for Retarded Citizens
1978: Area Lions’ Handicapped Children’s Park
1979: Friends of the LSU Library
1980: Baton Rouge Youth, Inc.
1981: The 1983 International Summer Special Olympic Games
1982: Boys’ Club of Greater Baton Rouge
1983: Louisiana Arts & Science Center
1984: The I Care Program
1985: Emergency Medical Services
1986: Gail House and the Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge
1987: Baton Rouge Hemophilia Foundation
1988: Louisiana Council on Child Abuse
1989: Gail House
1990: Catholic Deaf Center
1991: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
1992: Greater Baton Rouge Chapter Alzheimer’s Association
1993: The Cancer Society of Greater Baton Rouge
1994: Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Inc.
1995: Myriam’s House, Inc. of Baton Rouge
1996: Volunteers in Public Schools
1997: Audubon Girl Scout Council
1998: Glory House
1999: YMCA Istrouma Teen Learning Center
2000: St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy
2001: Mid City Dance Project, Inc.
2002:  Sweet Dream Project – Bishop Ott Shelter for Women and Children
2003: “A Visit from St. Nicolas” Volunteer Baton Rouge!
2004: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
2005: Court Appointed Special Advocate
2006: Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
2007: Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge
2008: Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic
2009: O’Brien House
2010: Hope Ministries
2011: Girls on the Run
2012: GaitWay
2013: David Paul Learning and Community Enrichment Center
2014: Of Moving Color
2015: Baton Rouge Youth Coalition
2016: LATAN
2017: 4 the Kids
2018: Knock Knock Children’s Museum