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Over 30 nominations from across the state were received and three were selected as finalists based on their continued efforts to celebrate and elevate Louisiana. Learn more about these organizations here.


Educational & Treatment Council, Inc.

Nominated by Chris Haik, Higginbotham Insurance

Educational & Treatment Council, Inc. (ETC) provides services that ensure youth safety, enhance life functioning, and reconnect youth and families with the community. ETC provides a variety of services, including comprehensive counseling services, crisis services, prevention services, community education, and residential services for youth.

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Maddie's Footprints

Nominated by Brittany Mohr Hunter, Lewis Mohr Insurance Agency

Maddie's Footprints was established in January 2010 in memory of Madeline Noelle McGrew. The vision of Maddie's Footprints is to help families who have experienced miscarriages, stillbirths, or the loss of an infant. Maddie's Footprints help lead these families in the right direction when they are in need of information and/or counseling. They also offer families financial assistance for end-of-life expenses and/or medical expenses that can be overwhelming during their difficult time.

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Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany Parish

Nominated by Alan Case, Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien

The Youth Service Bureau provides advocacy, counseling, education, and intervention for at-risk youth and their families, helping them reach their full potential. Their programs have served St. Tammany and Washington Parishes since 1981, guiding families to make decisions that lead to safe environments, stable educational experiences, and appropriate social behaviors. Their purpose is clear, to work every day to elevate the community by focusing on the great potential of every family.

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

Celebrating and Elevating Exceptional Nonprofit Organizations

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.