Each year since 1971, the awards have been given to a class of individuals who give of their time and talents to organizations across our community, above and beyond volunteer requirements, for the betterment of the greater Baton Rouge area.
The LSU Law Center alumni included in this year’s class are Taylor Porter Partner Harry J. “Skip” Philips Jr. (’83) and Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens Partner Darrel J. Papillion (’94).
There are very few organizations in Baton Rouge that Philips hasn’t positively impacted through his many volunteer efforts. He has devoted 35 years to his legal practice, and recently closed out his very successful and impactful tenure as Taylor Porter managing partner for the past eight years. Last year, he was an LSU Law Center Distinguished Achievement honoree and the recipient of the Baton Rouge Bar Association President’s Award. Read more about Philips’ volunteer efforts.
Papillion is also very involved in the community. He and his family are parishioners at St. George Catholic Church, and he has served on the boards of several state and local organizations, including Teach for America, Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, and the LPB Foundation. Read more about Papillion.
They will be honored at the 48th annual Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist awards luncheon on Friday, Nov. 22, at The Renaissance Hotel. Doors and seating will be at 11 a.m., with the luncheon to follow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A total of 10 people are receiving the award this year, in addition to one recipient of the special Emerging Activist award, which recognizes an individual 18 or younger, who has been involved in significant volunteer activities. See the full list of this year’s honorees and get tickets to the luncheon.