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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 three major fundraising events to local and national organizations, schools, churches and community groups. These events are Community Rewards, Pack the Park, and Auctions in August.
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
Gulf Coast Bank is proud to call Louisiana home, and even prouder to be part of rebuilding a better Louisiana.
To assist the endeavors of local nonprofits in our community, Gulf Coast Bank rewards a total of $50,000 to the top 10 local nonprofits voted in by the community. All 501(c)(3) organizations located in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and East Baton Rouge are welcomed to register for this program. Community Rewards registration is held throughout the month of January each year.
Pack the Park
Gulf Coast Bank teams up with the New Orleans Zephyrs for Pack the Park each year! 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. The organizations keep the money collected. So, the more they sell, the more they make. 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. This event is typically held in the spring.
Auctions in August is a silent auction event hosted at each of our 17 branches to benefit non-profits throughout our bank’s footprint as well as some national and international organizations. It is an opportunity for groups and businesses to fundraise and to expose their organization/nonprofit to a wider audience. 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 1000 items and raised over $75,000 for over 250 different organizations.
           
 
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