COMMIT TO THRIVE
Invest in yourself
The Chris and Lentreise Bardell Family Foundation
We are thrilled to announce The Chris and Lentreise Bardell Family Foundation as our esteemed sponsor for our upcoming events. This family-operated organization was established with a noble mission: to address the pressing need for early childhood resources and education access in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. The Bardell Foundation is dedicated to cultivating success for children through collaboration with early childhood and family advocates, reshaping and revitalizing our communities.
With two sons of their own and as entrepreneurs responsible for the livelihood of hundreds of employees, many of whom are parents themselves, the Bardell family deeply understands the importance of investing back into the community. The foundation, although newly created in 2022, is the culmination of decades of service to the people of Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish.
The onset of the global pandemic served as a catalyst for the Bardells, inspiring them to become advocates for the growth and success of children in the Greater New Orleans Area. They recognized the rising challenges in home environments and the uncertainties surrounding education, and they were driven to make a difference.
The foundation's primary goal is to collaborate with New Orleans' early childhood and family resource networks, working together to transform and strengthen our youth. By providing children with a firm foundation, the Bardell Foundation aims to equip them with the tools and support they need for a safe, healthy, and sustainable life.
We extend our deepest gratitude to The Chris and Lentreise Bardell Family Foundation for their unwavering commitment to early childhood development and education. Their dedication to nurturing the success of our youngest community members aligns seamlessly with the ethos of our events - "Commit to Thrive - Invest in Yourself." Together, we can create a brighter future by empowering our children and providing them with the opportunities they deserve.
Join us in celebrating The Chris and Lentreise Bardell Family Foundation as our events sponsor. Together, let us embrace the transformative power of investing in early childhood education and ensuring every child has the chance to thrive. With the support of the Bardell Foundation, we can pave the way for a stronger and more vibrant community.