Manda has supported numerous charitable organizations over many years.
Manda has been a part of the Baton Rouge community since 1947.
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Each year we participate in several fundraisers and otherwise support numerous charitable organizations in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge
Manda reps have served as a past board member, chairperson, and current board member for over twenty years. The company holds the annual John A. Manda, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic, for which all proceeds go to this organization empowering the children of our community “to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Manda is a significant financial sponsor of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s signature annual golf tournament, the Merrill Lynch Open, to help them continue their mission of “improv[ing] survivorship and lessen[ing] the burden of cancer through expert treatment, compassionate care, early detection, research and education.”
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Manda is a community partner to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The company donates and participates in their annual Slice of Life Golf Classic fundraiser. Manda has provided a past board member and chairperson. Additionally, Manda CEO Bobby Yarborough was chairman of the capital campaign that raised $12 million to secure a transformative new facility.
Academic Distinction Fund
Manda has contributed a $75,000 endowment to this organization that “supports innovative actions that lead to academic excellence for students in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools.” A Manda representative has served a past board chair of ADF.
Downtown Kiwanis Club
Manda's Founding President, Vincent Manda, joined the Downtown Kiwanis Club in 1965, and the company has since been heavily involved with this global organization of volunteers that is dedicated to improving the world, one child, and one community at a time. Manda contributes to the annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival, which is held at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area
Manda makes a yearly pledge and supports the annual Walk/Run to Remember, which raises funds for Alzheimers Services of the Capital Area to continue its education and support programs for the over 20,000 families in our community affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation
Manda makes an annual donation as part of the LPCF Mixed Doubles Tennis Classic and Gala, which raises funds to financially support families of children with cardiac disease.
Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Manda contributes to the Baton Rouge General’s yearly finance campaign, and has had a representative serve as a past board member. This community hospital aims to “improve the community through education, prevention and timely access to quality care” and also serves as an accredited teaching hospital.
Grocery Manufacturers Representatives Association of Louisiana
As members, Manda cooperates with its retail partners to provide leadership through active participation, networking opportunities, and philanthropic activities. The annual GMRA Golf Tournament raises funds for scholarships for retail employees through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
Manda is a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, which undertakes projects to improve life both in our own community and beyond our borders. This organization provides leadership development activities for youth and young adults, strengthens fellowship, and encourages members to use their vocations to serve others and to practice high ethical standards.
Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation
Manda contributes to the Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation's annual Hat Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. The Foundation works throughout the year to place sun shades over playgrounds, hats on lifeguards and outdoor workers, and to educate the public about sun safety and skin cancer.