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The Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University

  • 598 Harding Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  • (225) 771-3911
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Plan Your Next Event at VCP

The Valdry Center for Philanthropy (VCP) boasts an impressive floorplan designed to accommodate countless possibilities for any social or corporate gathering. The newly constructed 11,000 square foot facility, located on the historic Southern University Baton Rouge campus, is an upscale modern property that offers seven (7) event spaces that includes a stunning 1,950 square footterrace/garden, two (2) state of the art classrooms, a spacious auditorium, and an inviting outdoor deck. Consider VCP as your venue of choice for your next social or corporate event.

The VCP planning team will gladly assist you with important event details ranging from room layouts, dining menus. To make your event even more successful, it is our pleasure to assist you with accommodations, audiovisual needs / setup, parking, and so much more.

Whether you’re planning a corporate or social gathering, VCP is the perfect venue to showcase your event. We invite you to explore our many flexible meeting and entertaining spaces designed to accommodate you and your guests. VCP proudly offers accommodations for the events listed below and much more:

  • Continuing Education
  • Staff Retreats and Board Meetings
  • Reunions and University Events
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Private Dinners and Banquets
  • Graduation, Anniversary, and Birthday Parties
  • Business Meetings, Conferences, and Corporate Events
  • Fundraisers and Nonprofit Galas
  • Training Seminars
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

VCP EVENT CATERERS
VCP partners with the finest local catering companies in the Baton Rouge area. All VCP caterers provide the
proper mix of great Southern cuisine and excellent customer satisfaction. Please find our list of approved VCP
caterers below.

  • Aramark
  • Image Fine Catering
  • Mansurs on the Boulevard

Our Mission The Valdry Center for Philanthropy seeks to educate the socially conscious student, volunteer, and practitioner in the emerging field of philanthropic studies, through exploring the economic, historical, and philosophical rationales for voluntary action in the local, national, and international arenas.