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  • Brother to brother

    March 23, 2015 7:46 PM

    DES MOINES, IOWA- When you're trying to raise money for a possible presidential run, you pull out the stops and invite the heavy-hitters. Former President George W. Bush and former first Lady Laura are attending a fundraiser for his brother Jeb Bush in Dallas on Wednesday. Sources say the... more »
  • Baton Rouge Toy Chest holding fundaiser at Lava Cantina for delivery van check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2015 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's always important to help out the less fortunate, especially around the holidays. Today Mylisha Robinson and Igor Matkovic from the Baton Rouge Toy Chest stopped by 2une in to talk about what they do to give back to the needy. The Baton Rouge branch is... more »
  • Cool Schools: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 7:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every time you throw a way a canned drink, you're actually throwing away money. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School collected those tabs to raise money for a great cause that's close to their hearts. They recently hit a fundraising goal, and are now being challenged to... more »
  • Join 'Pit Stop Rescue' for an adoption, fundraising event check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 20, 2015 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're looking for a four-legged companion, the Pit Stop Rescue is giving you an opportunity to adopt your next pet. Director/President Kristen Lizana, Kimmie Carmouche and their friend Alex visited us on 2une In this morning with all the details. "We're a foster organization, which... more »
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    November 18, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State... more »
  • McKinley High alumni gather for awards banquet check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 11, 2014 7:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 100 years since the first graduating class, McKinley High School in Baton Rouge is proud of their history. They're looking forward to the future next week and inviting the public to join them at their annual fundraising event. Rev. Dale Flowers joined News Two's Kylie... more »
  • Get Jazzy in Pink, support breast cancer awareness check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2014 3:30 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sisters Supporting Sisters is raising awareness and funds for breast cancer this October with the 3rd annual Jazzy in Pink. Sisters Supporting Sisters is a non-profit striving to educate women in our area about good breast health. Wanda Washington says they have one mission. "Our... more »
  • Funding heart disease research with fashion

    October 3, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Heart Association said they'll be raising funds with fashion in Baton Rouge. The Kendra Scott store on Perkins Road is holding a benefit for the AHA on Oct. 15 as part of their "Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy" mission. The store will unveil its... more »
  • Runnels celebrates 50 years this weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 2, 2014 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Runnels Independent School is hosting several events this weekend to commemorate 50 years in Baton Rouge. It was founded back in 1965. That makes Runnels the oldest independent school in the city. When it first opened, it was home to only preschool students. Over the past... more »
  • Dan Klein Rodeo helps fire department check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2014 3:54 PM

    CLINTON - The 21st Annual Dan Klein Rodeo is happening this weekend. Part of the proceeds are going to the McManus Fire Department. The fire department has been around for the past 28 years and relies heavily on the rodeo to maintain the station. They are able to... more »
  • Local church recovers from burned bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2014 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church is moving forward after losing a major means of transportation for the congregation. Pastor Curtis Shepherd says, since the church's bus caught fire last week the church has come together in supporting one another. The bus was used... more »
  • Church bus fire at the center of investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 7, 2014 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mysterious fire of a 25 passenger church bus is now at the center of an investigation by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The bus was being repaired at an auto repair shop off Greenwell Springs. According to Curtis Shepherd, Pastor of New Philadelphia Full... more »
  • Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2014 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser gets underway this weekend in Baton Rouge. This year's playhouse will be on display at the Mall of Louisiana from July 26th to August 17th. You can buy at $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win the... more »
  • Fundraiser to be held tonight for Talajia Dorsey check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2014 4:09 PM

    LUTCHER - A fundraiser is being held today in St. James Parish to honor and remember a missing 12-year-old girl whose body was found on Sunday. The event is intended to be a celebration of Talajia Dorsey's life with food, drinks and music. The entire community is expected to... more »
  • LSU coaches 'chill out' for cancer charity check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The practice of dousing the winning coach of the big game with gallons of frigid Gatorade has moved beyond mere team shenanigans to become a sports institution that borders on ritual. LSU softball coach Beth Torina and head football coach Les Miles are the latest to... more »
  • Obama California-bound for speech, fundraisers

    May 7, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama is set to come to California for a series of fundraisers and a speech at a Holocaust history foundation. The president is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. From there he'll attend a fundraiser for Democratic... more »
  • Get your tickets for LSU Tiger Tour 2014 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 2, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Tiger Tour 2014 is coming up on Wednesday May 7th. Beth Tope and Greater Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter President Sharon Pol dropped by 2une In Friday to talk about the event. The purpose of the event is fund raise for some important scholarships. There will... more »
  • Students near goal for life-changing trip check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers at a Baton Rouge middle school say they've almost met their goal to send students to out-of-state colleges and get a taste of life outside Louisiana. Elroy Johnson, a history teacher at Prescott Middle School, said the trip will send several 20 of the school's... more »
  • Walk MS in Downtown Baton Rouge

    March 28, 2014 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An event to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research will be in Downtown Baton Rouge this Saturday morning. "Walk MS" is hosted by the National MS Society. According to the society's website , the event has already raised more then $85,000 and has more then 700... more »
  • Super Bowl champ talks epilepsy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 26, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU football player and Super Bowl champion Alan Faneca highlighted an epliepsy awareness event that's coming to Baton Rouge soon. The event is called "Seize the Day," and it's sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana. The fundraiser is Saturday, April 5 at the... more »
  • Obama plans Texas fundraiser in April

    March 1, 2014 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to Houston in April to raise money for House and Senate candidates. That's according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California are scheduled to... more »
  • Lafayette High holds fundraiser after fatal crash

    February 22, 2014 6:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A fund raising effort at Lafayette High School has brought in more than $9,000 to help the family of four people killed in a traffic accident. The fatal crash a week ago involved a sport utility vehicle and a Lafayette High School bus carrying the school's baseball team.... more »
  • Students dress up for fire victim check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Elton "Nitro" Knight lost everything early Sunday morning when a fire consumed his home, leaving him and his ten family members with nothing as the holidays approach. It's why Denham Springs High, where Knight is a Junior, decided to chip in to help, allowing students to... more »
  • Join WBRZ at the CAUW Jambalaya Jam

    September 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 26th annual Jambalaya Jam will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5-8 pm. Cooking teams from area businesses will surround the sidewalks at the North Boulevard Town Square in Downtown Baton Rouge and compete in a jambalaya cook-off- all for a good cause. ... more »
  • Dave Nussbaum puts on high heels for charity check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2013 8:35 AM

    Dave Nussbaum puts on High Heels for the Hunks In Heels fundraiser for STAR. Watch as Leonard Augustus teaches him to walk in high heels. more »
  • SU rallies support for football program Play Video

    July 3, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is calling on the community to help raise funds towards improvements for the school's football program. The Southern University Football Alumni Association has implemented the 600 Giving $100 campaign. It calls on at least 600 supporters to each donate $100 to support student-athletes. ... more »
  • Baseball fans give generously for tornado relief

    June 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Oklahoma fans attending last week's Super Regional matchup gave generously to support tornado disaster relief back in the Sooner State, according to the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said fans opened their wallets to give more than $14,130... more »
  • Popular pizza truck destroyed by accused drunk driver check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 23, 2013 9:51 PM

    GONZALES - The fire cooking a Baton Rouge vendor's pizza is out for good after an accused drunk driver crashed into the owner's trailer Tuesday night. Bogdan Mocanu owns Dolce Vita and was driving back from an elementary school fundraiser in Gonzales when he was hit. "She lost... more »
  • Cat Haven, painting class working together for cats check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers from Cat Haven and the Painting and Pinot studio talked about their upcoming fundraiser on News 2 at 4 Wednesday. Violet with Painting and Pinot said they'll be teaching students how to paint cats, and showed the particular painting they'd be working on. A... more »
  • LSU, Foundation 56 host fundraisers to combat breast cancer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This week, you can show your support for the LSU Gymnastics team while helping out a worthy cause. On Thursday, the team, along with Foundation 56, will host Tailgate for the Fight, at the Stadium Club. Admission is $56 and all money raised goes to... more »
  • LSU Concert Spectacular raises money for School of Music check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 31, 2013 10:15 AM

    The LSU School of Music will host its annual fundraiser tomorrow night at the Student Union Theater. The LSU Concert Spectacular features performances from ensembles, ranging from jazz to classical, as well as university choirs and the musical theatre's dance troupe. This year's concert also includes the debut... more »
  • Secret Service dog falls to death at Biden event

    January 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service says one of its canines fell to its death at a New Orleans fundraiser where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the dog was doing a security sweep Saturday of a parking garage next to the Ritz-Carlton. That's where... more »
  • Dancing for Big Buddy Line-Up check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2012 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local celebrities will soon dust off the dancing shoes for the upcoming Dancing with Big Buddy showcase. This year News 2's Rosa Flores will participate in the competition. Other dancers will include LSU Women's Basketball coach Nikki Caldwell, Baton Rouge High principal Nan McCann and... more »
  • WBRZ and LSU present Tigerama 2012

    October 8, 2012 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, Oct. 23, LSU fans will once again have a chance to witness one of those special events, as the Tiger Band will present this year's annual Tigerama concert at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and dress for the... more »
  • Romney blocks media from Ryan's 1st Vegas funder

    August 14, 2012 3:14 PM

    DENVER - Mitt Romney's campaign is blocking reporters from covering GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's first meeting with donors in Las Vegas. Tuesday night's event at The Venetian hotel is expected to draw casino owner and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. The decision to block access marks an apparent break... more »
  • Romney entourage crashes NJ wedding site

    August 8, 2012 5:23 PM

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Mitt Romney is crashing a New Jersey wedding. The Republican presidential contender's motorcade rolled into a fundraiser Wednesday evening as a bride and groom were posing for pictures in the parking lot outside the hall in Lakewood, N.J. Several guests in yarmulkes who were standing around turned... more »
  • Gov. Jindal travels to Virginia, Illinois

    June 7, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is back on the road for GOP causes, with scheduled stops including a Mitt Romney fundraiser in Chicago. The Republican governor's office said Thursday that Jindal is attending a Friday fundraiser for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's political action committee. Later that day, he's headed... more »
  • Jindal to Wisconsin

    May 23, 2012 7:45 PM

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be on the road again, this time in Wisconsin and a rally in Milwaukee for fellow Governor Scott Walker. Then he'll join Walker for a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association. Both events are Thursday. The fundraiser will not be open to the public. Walker... more »
  • Lacrosse tournament raises money for Wounded Warrior Project

    March 7, 2012 8:53 AM

    GONZALES - The Dutchtown Lacrosse Club will honor Louisiana's soldiers with a fundraising tournament later this month that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La. ... more »
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal fundraises in Minnesota

    August 25, 2011 2:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal headed to Minnesota to raise more campaign cash for his fall re-election bid. Jindal's spokesman, Kyle Plotkin, said the Republican governor traveled Wednesday to Minneapolis for a fundraiser. Jindal has attended fundraisers across the country since taking office in 2008, to drum up money... more »
  • Baton Rouge Ballet Theater to Hold Fundraiser

    August 19, 2011 12:34 PM

    Whitney Vann talked with Baton Rouge Ballet Theater's Brad Blanchard and Louisiana Lottery's Kimbery Chopin about their 3rd annual fundraiser "Dancin' In The Streets" which is billed as Baton Rouge's best parties. Click here to learn more. more »
  • Flags offered by Gonzales firefighters

    June 14, 2011 4:58 PM

    GONZALES, La.- Nearly two dozen people in Gonzales woke up to the stars and stripes flying in their front yards. A group of Gonzales firefighters put up the American flags in honor of Flag Day. Nathan Joos, a Gonzales firefighter, came up with the idea to start an American... more »
  • ULL band headed for Macy's parade

    May 1, 2011 9:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's marching band has been selected as one of 10 bands in the 2012 version of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. It will be the second appearance for the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, which made its Macy's debut in 2005.... more »
  • Fireman sets up American flag service fundraiser

    April 26, 2011 5:44 PM

    GONZALES, La.- A firefighter hopes to do more for his community than battle flames. Gonzales firefighter Nathan Joos wants American flags in front yards on several holidays. It's a tradition Joos enjoyed when he was growing up in Utah. "It was beautiful, when the holidays would hit, seeing flags... more »
  • Gov. Jindal fundraises in New York

    December 10, 2010 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is raising cash today for his re-election bid in New York City. The fundraiser is being held at the historic Union League Club in Manhattan. The governor has traveled extensively over recent months to promote his new book, raise money for his campaign,... more »
  • Fundraiser for ex-mayor who pleaded guilty

    August 10, 2010 5:28 AM

    A friend of former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price, who is due to report to federal prison this week for tax evasion and federal corruption, is holding a fundraiser. City Councilman Jerry Coogan says Price won't be paid for 64 months, and the money raised would help his wife and family... more »
  • Women's shelter closer to reopening

    June 12, 2010 6:59 PM

    Livingston Parish's only shelter for battered women could be closer to reopening. The shelter, which closed when it ran out of money, has been busy raising the needed $40,000 to reopen. "Without the help from the community and organization we're not going to be able to reopen our shelter,"... more »
  • Friends donate blood for hit-and-run victim

    May 17, 2010 6:34 PM

    Dozens of people donated blood for a local bicyclist who is fighting for his life. Michael Bitton, an LSU graduate student, was hit by a pickup truck while biking on River Road last Saturday morning. Louisiana State Police linked car parts from the truck found at the scene... more »
  • Dancing with the Stars helps raise money for Big Buddy

    April 29, 2010 8:31 AM

    Put your dance shoes on and get ready to cheer for Dave Nussbaum at Dancing with the Stars Baton Rouge! Gay Mack and Paula Pennington de la Bretonne sat down with Whitney Vann and explained how the money raised helps Big Buddy. Dancing with the Stars Baton Rouge Saturday, May... more »
  • St. Elizabeth Foundation helps adoptions in Baton Rouge area

    April 27, 2010 7:24 AM

    The St. Elizabeth's foundation is having a fundraiser this weekend to help raise money for adoptive parents. Terri Blackwell LeBlanc joined Whitney Vann with more on the gala and a few dancing tips for Dave. St. Elizabeth Foundation Gala Saturday, May 1st 7 p.m. Lod Cook Alumni Center $150 ticket... more »
  • Culinary Event to raise money for Grief Recovery Center

    April 22, 2010 9:09 AM

    The Grief Recovery Center needs your help to continue serving the capitol area. Vicki Brooks and Kathy Vilas joined Whitney Vann with what they do and how you can help. Culinary Event April 27, 2010 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. White Oak Plantation $50 225-924-6621 Click here for more information. more »
  • Celebrity Tennis fundraiser awards grants

    April 19, 2010 2:31 PM

    A tennis exhibition that featured Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King is granting $184,000 to Baton Rouge-area nonprofits that work to reduce HIV/AIDS and to care for people with the illness. The funds were raised in December at the 17 th Annual Smash Hits, a tennis display... more »
  • Cocktails at the Crescent raises money for Heritage Ranch

    April 13, 2010 7:32 AM

    Heritage Ranch is a children's home that provides housing, educational support and counseling to children ages 8-18, in the midst of personal or family crisis. The youth live at the ranch and go home every other weekend. Whitney Vann sat down with the founder of Heritage Ranch Vicki Ellis to... more »
  • Jindal to headline GOP fundraiser

    April 2, 2010 10:03 AM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal is headlining a fundraising reception for the state Republican Party next week, although he is prohibited from raising campaign cash during the legislative session. However, his appearance is legal because it's for the GOP, not Jindal personally. The April 9 event in New Orleans costs... more »
  • Gingrich to attend Villere fund raiser

    April 2, 2010 6:03 AM

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be featured at a fund raiser next week for Roger Villere, the state Republican Party chairman who is among the candidates running for lieutenant governor in the fall. Gingrich will join leaders from other state's GOP organizations at the $5,000-per-plate event on April 8.... more »
  • Dardenne's Lt. Gov. campaign fund raiser in N.O.

    March 31, 2010 5:23 AM

    Secretary of State Jay Dardenne's campaign is holding a $5,000-per-plate fundraising luncheon in New Orleans today. The primary election to fill the lieutenant governor's seat will be held Oct. 2, with a runoff, if needed, on Nov. 2. The incumbent is Mitch Landrieu, who is leaving the post after being... more »
  • Bush, Clinton visit to Haiti

    March 22, 2010 8:50 AM

    Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are headed to Haiti to lead U.S. fundraising efforts in response to the January quake. It's Bush's first trip to Haiti, and Clinton has made two visits since the quake. Supporters of Haiti's ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide are planning protests tomorrow, demanding the return... more »
  • Paint with a Purpose

    February 22, 2010 6:14 AM

    All locations of Painting With a Twist and Corks N Canvas will be participating in Paint with a Purpose from Florida to Texas. All of the proceeds from Paint with a Purpose will be donated to Haiti Missions, Inc. a nonprofit organization from Thibodaux, Louisiana. The featured artwork for... more »
  • Jindal fundraising details elusive

    February 17, 2010 2:03 PM

    Details about where fundraisers for Governor Bobby Jindal were held and who hosted them are not clear. Jindal's spokesman has often refused to provide the information, saying the specifics would be available in the governor's campaign finance report. The latest report was filed last week and the details are... more »
  • Wine Opener to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    November 9, 2009 5:44 AM

    The Seventh Annual Baton Rouge Wine Opener will be on Sunday, November 15th, 2009 at Sullivan's Restaurant to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are $125 per person for VIP tickets & $100 per person for general admission. The VIP Reception will be held from 6-7 PM and the event... more »
  • Whitney goes Over the Edge for Breakfast with 2une In

    November 6, 2009 7:36 AM

    Special Olympics Louisiana will be holding Over the Edge where you can rappel down the side of Tiger Stadium for charity. The event will begin the morning of Saturday, November 21st and will run throughout the day, until the last person has descended. This morning Whitney Vann took the challenge... more »
  • Serena Williams to play in La. benefit

    October 20, 2009 5:57 AM

    Serena Williams will take part in a benefit in Louisiana to raise money for AIDS charities. Williams will join other current and former tennis stars including Andy Roddick and Anna Kournikova. The fundraiser is set for Dec. 8 on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The sponsor is the Elton... more »
  • Jindal out of state on fundraising trip

    September 28, 2009 3:56 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading out again on the campaign fundraising trail, planning three events early this week in the Washington, D.C., area. Jindal's office says the governor is attending a Monday night fundraiser for Bob McDonnell, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor who is running in a tight race... more »

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