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Alum honored for impact on Loyola community

Loyola press release - November 15, 2007

Alum honored for impact on Loyola community

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Donald C. Faust, M.D., will be recognized as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for his exceptional service to Loyola University both pre- and post-Katrina in fundraising for critical science and research programs at the school. He will be honored today at a luncheon celebrating Philanthropy Day, by the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

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. Dr. Faust has been an active role model in both the Loyola and New Orleans communities for many years. During the last 20 years, he has spent his lunchtime every Wednesday conducting an orthopedic clinic at Loyola’s student health services center.

Dr. Faust’s efforts have had a significant impact on Loyola University and its ability to provide an excellent education to its students. As the holiday season approaches, Dr. Faust sets an example for the importance of giving. Please consider a philanthropic gift to the university and visit http://giving.loyno.edu/ Your support is vital to ensuring that Loyola remains among the very best small Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts colleges in the nation.

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 non-profit community, recognizing the critical role that relationship between philanthropist and non-profit 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 ten, before November 1 and then $50 for individuals and $60 for non-member tables of ten after November 1, 2007. Call Christy Himel, chapter administrator at (504) 348-3500 for more information and to purchase tickets.

With a rich Jesuit heritage and as one of the largest Catholic universities in the South, Loyola has retained its position among the top 10 regional universities in the South in the U.S. News & World Report’s special issue “America’s Best Colleges” for the past 17 years. Visit us at www.loyno.edu