International Hospitality Foundation to Host Performance of Annie at Theatre Baton Rouge

05/23/2014 12:04 PM

BATON ROUGE – The International Hospitality Foundation, or IHF, invites the public to enjoy “Annie,” the musical coined as a timeless story with unforgettable songs and classic characters, at Theatre Baton Rouge on Wednesday, June 18.

Performance tickets are $25 each and include a dessert reception prior to the 7:30 p.m. curtain time. All proceeds will go to benefit IHF. For tickets, call 225-578-3015 or email

A tradition at LSU for more than 50 years, IHF’s Friendship Family Program has been connecting international students to Baton Rouge and the United States through local volunteer Friendship Hosts who, in turn, have been able to know another part of the world through their experiences with their guests. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, IHF serves LSU’s current enrollment of some 1,600 international students from more than 100 countries, connecting students who want to participate with local host families. The students do not reside with the host families, but rather hosts stay in contact with the students, providing friendship, advice and a way to be involved in the local community. These relationships often last long past a student’s graduation, building bridges between Baton Rouge and cities all around the globe. IHF hosts welcome parties each semester and sponsors a Loan Closet where international students can purchase low-cost household items and supplies donated by the community. IHF depends on financial support from the community to fund its programs.

For more information on the performance or IHF, visit or call IHF Executive Director Virginia Grenier at 225-578-3015.

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014