Building Community Ties
As a community bank, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. takes pride in its’ commitments to many economic, cultural, and civic organizations around Southeast Louisiana. Our employees live in the communities where they work and are committed to preserving our great heritage while building a stronger future for our state. We have a rich history of reinvesting in the communities we serve.
Each year, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. offers two major fundraising events to local and national organizations, schools, churches and community groups. These events are “Pack the Park” and “Auctions in August”.
"Pack the Park"
Gulf Coast Bank teams up with the New Orleans Zephyrs to “Pack the Park”! Our goal is to have the largest attended game in Zephyrs’ history. We currently hold the second largest attended game, next to opening day. In order to accomplish this, we purchase all of the tickets to a scheduled game and pass out thousands of vouchers that are good for 2 tickets to the specific game. The vouchers are given out to the organizations to sell for $5 each. That’s $5 for 2 tickets to the game. They keep the money. So, the more they sell, the more they make. The vouchers can be redeemed on game day for 2 tickets for best available seating. This is a great opportunity for groups to make some quick fundraising money. All you have to do is get out there and sell tickets.
"Auctions in August"
“Auctions in August” is a silent auction event hosted at each of our 15 branches to benefit non-profits throughout our bank’s footprint from St. Bernard to the Northshore to Baton Rouge as well as some national and international organizations. It is an opportunity for groups and businesses to fundraise and to expose their organization/charity to a wider audience. The items last year ranged from condo rentals, gift baskets, sports memorabilia and much more. Our interested non-profits contact supporters for donations, and those donations are auctioned off on their behalf. Our interested businesses donated items to raise money for non-profits of their choice. The auction is open to everyone, bank employees, customers and the general public. Each branch houses several items for people to bid on, encouraging people to visit multiple branches to get the most out of their auction experience. Last year we had over 700 items and raised over $60,000 for over 300 different organizations.
If you are interested in participating in any of these events, or would like more information, please feel free to contact our Marketing Department at 504-412-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Coast Bank is proud to call Louisiana home, and even prouder to be part of rebuilding a better Louisiana.