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Since 1971, Emerge has recognized volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the Baton Rouge community. In the past five decades, more than 400 Volunteer Activists have been honored. 

Thursday, November 9, 2023 

The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Each year, this awards luncheon honors a class of individuals who give their time and talents to organizations across our community, above and beyond volunteer requirements, for the betterment of the Greater Baton Rouge area.
We are thrilled to announce that Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry will be the Presenting Sponsor of the BRAVA awards luncheon for 2023, 2024 and 2025! 

Schedule of Events

11 A.M. Champagne Service and Seating 

 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. Luncheon

Enter for a chance to win a $2,500 Shimmering Shopping Spree at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry! 

Tickets are $25 each, and the winner will be announced at the Volunteer Activist luncheon on November 9th!

2023 Honoree Announcement and VA Alum Reception

This year’s honorees were officially announced at a reception hosted on August 10th at Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry. Former Volunteer Activists toasted this year’s honorees and enjoyed re-connecting.


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To view the past honorees, please click here.