2018 Solaris Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Solaris Winners!
Congratulations to the 2018 Solaris Winners!

Several area nonprofits as well as private and governmental agencies were honored by Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge at its sixth annual Solaris Awards Gala on May 9 at the L’Auberge Event Center. The awards recognize teamwork as opposed to individual efforts.


This year’s recipients are:

  • Solaris Award: Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, accepted by CEO Jamie Tindle
  • Radiance Award: Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Community Pharmacy, accepted by Executive Director Michael Acaldo and program director Kay Kyes
  • Enlightenment Award: Boys & Girls Club Youth Legislature, accepted by Executive Director Pat Van Burkleo and program director Paula Braud
  • Brilliance Award: Grief Recovery Center, accepted by Executive Director Ester Sachse
  • Illumination Award: Lexlee’s Kids Buckle Boogie Program, accepted by Executive Director Crystal Pichon
  • Iridescent Award: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office's Community Policing Unit, accepted by Lt. Chad Parker
  • Shimmer Award: Byronz Restaurant Family’s Bistro for Your Cause, accepted by CEO Emelie Alton and Chelsea Gidden
  • Sparkle Award: Community Coffee’s Cash for Schools, accepted by Hank Saurage
  • Dazzler Award: Chosen Generation Community Outreach’s Operation FitKids, accepted by Executive Director Felicia Williams

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