Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program Raises $21,000 for Louisiana Hospitality Foundation

Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program Raises $21,000 for Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Fourth-Annual Program Featured More than 50 Women-Run or Women-Owned Hospitality Businesses

(New Orleans) – Officials from Fidelity Bank and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (LHF) revealed the final total of funds raised from the fourth-annual P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program. The month-long, statewide celebration of women in the hospitality industry that takes place in July was part of Fidelity’s “Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized” (P.O.W.E.R.) program. A check for $21,000 was presented to LHF on Tuesday, October 4 at the Port Orleans Brewing Co.

This year, LHF and Fidelity Bank increased the total amount raised by 40% through the expansion of participating women-led companies in New Orleans, the Northshore and Baton Rouge. Sponsored by Neat Wines, the program’s goal is to raise awareness and drive business to women-led restaurants, hotels and bars across South Louisiana as the hospitality industry continues to bounce back from its recent challenges.

“This year was our most successful P.O.W.E.R. Plates Program ever,” said Elizabeth Broekman, Fidelity Bank Director of P.O.W.E.R. “It’s an honor to raise funds for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation which provides financial assistance for Louisiana’s hospitality industry workers during emergencies.”

During the month of July, guests who visited any of the 50+ restaurants and bars enrolled in the program were able to choose the special P.O.W.E.R. Plates featured dish or beverage and have $1 donated to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. Fidelity Bank matched donations up to $2,500. This year’s grand total of $21,000 is a new record for the annual program launched 5 years ago.

“Having female leaders in Louisiana’s hospitality industry is not only critical to the career advancement of women, but stands to generate broader societal impacts,” said LHF Executive Director Jamie P. Hall. “We love programs like Fidelity Bank’s P.O.W.E.R. Women need role models and we are thrilled to put the spotlight on the ones right here in our community.”

Both organizations are looking forward to the 2023 version of P.O.W.E.R. Plates.

About Fidelity Bank
Founded in 1908, Fidelity Bank is a one billion in assets mutual financial institution chartered by the state of Louisiana. Fidelity Bank provides a full array of banking services, with high integrity and personalized service to communities throughout Southeast Louisiana. Fidelity Bank’s mission is HERE FOR GOOD. Visit Fidelity Bank or Learn about their exclusive program for women business owners at

About Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. We do this by supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry; providing access to culinary and hospitality education; working to ensure a positive perception of Louisiana’s hospitality industry; and providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.

Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $4.8 million in support of its mission. These funds are raised through generous donations and proceeds raised through signature fundraising events including Horses, Hops and Cops, the Fidelity Bank Fairway Club at Zurich Classic and the Gold Medal Chefs Gala & Hospitality Awards.


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