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Alumnus honored as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for impact on community

November 9, 2007

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus, Donald C. Faust, M.D., will be honored by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) for his contributions to the city of New Orleans at a celebration on Thursday, November 15, National Philanthropy Day. The event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, beginning at 11 a.m., and is sponsored by Capital One.

Faust will be honored as an Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for his exceptional volunteer service to Loyola University both pre-and post-Katrina in fundraising for critical science and research programs at the school. The chapter is also recognizing him for his important work in the Louisiana Handicapped Children’s Service Program and his leadership in United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans. Faust has been an active role model in both the Loyola and New Orleans communities for many years. For the last 20 years, he has volunteered every Wednesday to conduct an orthopedic clinic during lunchtime at Loyola’s student health services center.

Faust, a New Orleans native, is a 1973 graduate of Loyola University. He received his medical degree from LSU Medical School. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery with an added certification in hand surgery. He owns a private practice and is also an associate clinical professor at LSU. Faust belongs to several professional affiliations such as the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He was recently installed as the president of the Louisiana Orthopedic Association.

The National Philanthropy Day celebration acknowledges the entire spectrum of services provided by the nonprofit community, recognizing the critical role that relationship between philanthropist and nonprofit organizations has on the continued strength of our community. As the premier professional organization for fundraising professionals, AFP is proud to play a key role in the monumental task of rebuilding of our city. The local event highlights the fundraisers, volunteers, board members, and community leaders making a difference in our community.

Tickets are $40 per individual AFP member or $50 per individual non-member or $375 per table of 10, before November 1, and then $50 for individuals and $60 for non-member tables of 10 after November 1, 2007. Call Christy Himel, chapter administrator at (504) 348-3500 for more information and to purchase tickets.

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