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Of the many nominations received from across the state, three were selected as finalists based on their continued efforts to celebrate and elevate Louisiana.

Voting ended Friday, December 22.

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GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship

Nominated by Christie Hebert, Louisiana Companies

GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship empowers children and adults with disabilities to move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse. Through their "equine therapists," GaitWay disguises therapy and exercise as adventure, bringing to life their mission of "changing lives, one stride at a time."

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Split Second Foundation

Nominated by Kristin Scott, Swanson Insurance Agency

Split Second Foundation is committed to breaking physical, societal, and research barriers for people living with disabilities. As the gulf coast's first and only adaptive fitness facility for individuals living with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, amputation, visual impairment, and other neurological conditions, they are creating programs that tear down barriers and improve lives.

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Upside Downs

Nominated by Brandon Ruttley, USI Insurance Services

Upside Downs is committed to helping the down syndrome community through new parent support, recreational activities, raising awareness, and advocating for a brighter future. Their goal is to promote the "upside" and positive aspects of down syndrome and further the belief that anything is possible with down syndrome.

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LWCC's 2023 Holiday Giving Contest Recipients
LWCC’s 2022 Holiday Giving Contest Recipients
LWCC’s 2022 Holiday Giving Contest Recipients

More on the 2023 LWCC Holiday Giving Contest Success

LWCC's Holiday Giving Contest is an innovative initiative, in collaboration with our agent partners, to support nonprofits working to celebrate and elevate Louisiana. In lieu of a traditional holiday gift from LWCC, the company’s agent partners are encouraged to nominate Louisiana-based nonprofits to receive a financial contribution to support their continued work.

Program Details

Following an annual nomination period, up to three nonprofits are selected as finalists.  Nominees are evaluated based on mission and efforts to elevate Louisiana.

A total gift of $20,000 is given on behalf of LWCC’s agent partners and split between the finalists, based on public voting. Each finalist receives a share of the gift equal to the percentage of votes received.

The agents who nominated the finalists are recognized in the contest promotions during public voting and have the opportunity to participate in the check presentation.

Nonprofit must be based in Louisiana.
Nonprofit must have been established for one year or more.
Nonprofit must have 501(c)(3) status.
Nominators must be affiliated with an agency registered to do business with LWCC.

Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2023 Holiday Giving Contest are now open. All LWCC agent partners are encouraged to nominate a nonprofit who is celebrating and elevating Louisiana.