Kean Miller has contributed $20,000 to The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and its Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund. “Baton Rouge is our home. We work here, we live here, and we have been fortunate to work in partnership with The Baton Rouge Area Foundation for over 20 years,” said Gary A. Bezet, Managing Partner of the 106-lawyer firm. “We are confident that The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is helping those who have lost so much, and who now also call Baton Rouge home,” added Bezet. The contribution is designed to assist The Baton Rouge Area Foundation in helping those displaced by Hurricane Katrina who are now living and working in the Greater Baton Rouge area. “This generous contribution comes at an important time for our Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund. With so many worthwhile national organizations providing critical human services and raising funds, it is easy to overlook what is happening in our own back yard. We appreciate this important community gift from our friends at Kean Miller, and we encourage others in the Baton Rouge business community to respond to Kean Miller’s philanthropic example,” said John Davies, President and CEO of The Baton Rouge Area Foundation. About the Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund: The Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund benefits those individuals evacuated to Baton Rouge from the hurricane impacted areas in Greater New Orleans, who are now unable to return for what maybe an extended period. Evacuees are facing numerous challenges related to housing, food, education, healthcare and basic survival necessities. This fund is supporting those entities and programs in the Baton Rouge area that are endeavoring to meet these critical needs, as well as addressing the impact this influx of residents is having on the Baton Rouge area. About The Baton Rouge Area Foundation: The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is a nonprofit organization that forms partnerships with philanthropists, nonprofit organizations and other community leaders to ensure that the Baton Rouge community can exceed any challenge, and that its residents have every opportunity to succeed. The Foundation helps donors create a lasting legacy and fulfill their philanthropic goals. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation helps nonprofit organizations implement programs that will have a positive, lasting impact in the Greater Baton Rouge area. About Kean Miller: Kean Miller, Baton Rouge’s largest law firm, has donated over $85,000 to local hurricane relief organizations since September 2, 2005. With more than 100 lawyers, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Kean Miller is the largest law firm in headquartered in the Greater Baton Rouge region. The firm maintains offices in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Plaquemine, Louisiana. Kean Miller serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, banking and finance, government and education, health care, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction and leasing. The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client. For more information, contact Steve Boutwell at 225.389.3736, or