Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program Raises Over $20,000 for Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
By: Fidelity Bank
Pictured left to right: Tommy Cvitanovich, Co -Owner of Drago's; David Piscola, General Manager of the New Orleans Hilton Riverside; Lisa Ramsay, LHF Executive Board Member; Anthony Tate, Director of Restaurants; Cristina Louviere, Drago's Catering Coordinator; Natasha Bouknight, Drago's Assistant General Manager; Blake Brennan, Director of F&B; Kati LeBreton, Director of Fidelity Bank POWER; Tammy O’Shea, Fidelity Bank Chief Marketing Officer; Jamie Hall, LHF.
Fifth-Annual Program Featured More than 50 Women-Led Hospitality Businesses
Officials from Fidelity Bank and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (LHF) revealed the final total of funds raised from the fourth-annual P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program. Every July, the month-long, statewide celebration of women in the hospitality industry is part of Fidelity Bank’s “Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized” (P.O.W.E.R.) program. A check for $20,057.41 was presented to LHF at Drago’s Seafood Restaurant in November.
As the hospitality industry continues to bounce back from the challenges of recent years, P.O.W.E.R. Plates aims to raise awareness by driving business to women-led restaurants, hotels, and bars across South Louisiana.
“P.O.W.E.R. Plates marries the core values of Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation in a unique way,” said Kati LeBreton, Fidelity Bank Director of P.O.W.E.R. “It’s an honor to raise funds that provide financial assistance during emergencies and highlight the dynamic women in our state’s hospitality industry.”
During the month of July, guests who visited any of the 50+ restaurants and bars enrolled in the program were able to choose the special P.O.W.E.R. Plates featured dish or beverage and have $1 donated to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. Fidelity Bank matched donations up to $2,500.
“Having female leaders in Louisiana’s hospitality industry is not only critical to the career advancement of women, but stands to generate broader societal impacts,” said LHF Executive Board Member Lisa Ramsay. “We love programs like Fidelity Bank’s P.O.W.E.R. Women need role models and we are thrilled to put the spotlight on the ones right here in our community.”
Both organizations are looking forward to P.O.W.E.R. Plates in 2024.
About Fidelity Bank
Founded in 1908, Fidelity Bank is a one billion in assets mutual financial institution chartered by the state of Louisiana. Fidelity Bank provides a full array of banking services, with high integrity and personalized service to communities throughout Southeast Louisiana. Fidelity Bank’s mission is HERE FOR GOOD. Visit Fidelity Bank or www.bankwithfidelity.com. Learn about their exclusive program for women business owners at www.fidelitybankpower.com.
About Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. We do this by supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry; providing access to culinary and hospitality education; working to ensure a positive perception of Louisiana’s hospitality industry; and providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.
Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $4.8 million in support of its mission. These funds are raised through generous donations and proceeds raised through signature fundraising events including Horses, Hops and Cops, the Fidelity Bank Fairway Club at Zurich Classic and the Gold Medal Chefs Gala & Hospitality Awards.
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