"Because of organ donation, Baylor's life was saved, but more importantly, the faith of hundreds of people was renewed," said Alyssa Andrews, Baylor's mother. "Life is truly a gift and we should pass it on."
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LifeShare Foundation Welcomes Director of Development
The LifeShare Foundation welcomes Gabrielle Butler, of Oklahoma City, as the organization’s new Director of Development.
The LifeShare Foundation was established to support the activities and initiatives of LifeShare of Oklahoma to help save more lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. LifeShare is the organ procurement organization in Oklahoma responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes.
“We are pleased to welcome Gabrielle to our team,” said Jeff Orlowski, President of the LifeShare Foundation. “Gabrielle’s passion for philanthropy, extensive experience, and energy will help us better serve those impacted by donation and raise awareness about the need for more donors.”
In this new role, Butler is responsible for managing the fundraising and contributor activities to raise awareness of and financial support for the LifeShare Foundation. In addition, this role will manage and steward both corporate and individual relationships.
Butler has nearly a decade of experience in the development field with organizations in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City, most recently as the Senior Director of Development at the Oklahoma Center of Nonprofits.
She earned a Bachelor in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Educational Leadership from DePaul University. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma City Ballet.
UPDATE: Jhett received his second heart transplant on July 7, 2018, and is doing great thanks to a selfless donor.
The waiting list continues to grow, every 10 minutes another name is added to the list. Every day 22 Americans die waiting for an organ transplant. With the critical need for transplants, it is crucial that the Foundation be able to continuously support LifeShare’s efforts.
With funds received from our development programs, the LifeShare Foundation supports the activities and initiatives of LifeShare to help save more lives through donation.
The focus of the Foundation’s programs center around; awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation, support of transplant recipients, including those waiting, and donor families, and research in donation.