Argent Financial Group, Inc., was recently presented with the Cypress Award, United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s highest distinction for companies supporting their local community.
The award is bestowed annually to an organization that demonstrates “commitment to the community by running an exemplary campaign, promoting year-round awareness of the United Way’s impact in the community and actively volunteering with the United Way as well as numerous community organizations in Ouachita and Lincoln parishes.”
Eighty-one percent of Argent’s employees gave to the company’s 2011 United Way campaign. Employees also actively volunteer with United Way, serving on the Board of Directors, as Community Investment Volunteers and as both booth volunteers and financial counselors at the Dollars and Sense Reality Fairs.
Argent employees also provide leadership on the boards of many United Way partner agencies and volunteer time and financial support to many other community organizations throughout the company’s service area.
About United Way
United Way of Northeast Louisiana is committed to Helping People and Improving Community through a foundation of services that responds to basic and/or emergency needs such as food, shelter, medicine, and disaster relief. The organization serves a 13 parishes region in Northeast Louisiana. The Cypress Award was created in 2003, and is a beautiful photograph taken by United Way friend and former Mayor of Monroe, Louisiana, Melvin Rambin.
Argent Financial Group, based in Ruston, Louisiana, has been in operation since 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930. Responsible for more than $3 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group is a diversified financial services entity providing individuals and businesses in five Southern states a broad range of products and services including trust administration and related services, investment management, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) leasing, production monitoring and management, financial, retirement and estate planning, and brokerage services (offered through UVEST Financial Services).