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Loyola president speaks at Friends of New Orleans benefit

Loyola press release - August 16, 2007

The President of Loyola University New Orleans, the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., was one of the featured speakers at a benefit dinner and discussion for Friends of New Orleans (FONO).

The discussion, “New Orleans: The Role of Higher Education, Local Business and Cutting-Edge Nonprofits in the City’s Rebirth,” took place August 10 in Aspen, Colorado. Fr. Wildes was a guest on Aspen’s Channel 16 morning show to discuss FONO, which can be seen at http://aspen.plumtv.com/videos/rev_kevin_wildes

The panel was moderated by Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute, and also featured Dr. Norman Francis, Ph.D., president of Xavier University and chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority; King Milling, president of Whitney National Bank and chair of America’s Wetland Campaign; Arnie Fielkow, New Orleans City Council president and former executive vice president of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints; Elizabeth Galante, director of Global Green New Orleans; Matt Petersen, president and CEO of Global Green U.S.A.; and Sally Perry, executive director of New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute; with special guests Anne Milling, founder of Women of the Storm, and Phyllis Taylor of Taylor Energy.

Wildes serves on the Board of Directors of FONO. FONO is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization that provides a vehicle for people in the U.S. and abroad who care about New Orleans and the surrounding region to declare their support and get involved. For more information, please visit the Friends of New Orleans’ Web site at www.friendsofneworleans.org