Campus Federal Credit Union has donated $100,000 to LSU Health Shreveport to support the design and construction of the future Center for Medical Education and Wellness and Center for Emerging Viral Threats.
Campus Federal President and CEO Jane Verret presented the check to LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G.E. Ghali on February 8. This $100,000 gift to the Center for Medical Education and Wellness and the Center for Emerging Viral Threats marks the largest contribution in support of LSU Health Shreveport by Campus Federal Credit Union.
“I am deeply grateful to Campus Federal Credit Union for their generous gift which impacts our ability to increase the number of physicians we educate at our health sciences center,” Ghali said. “Our long standing relationship with Campus Federal is very meaningful, and we look forward to many more years of working together to strengthen Louisiana.”
The innovative Center for Medical Education and Wellness will house the new Center for Emerging Viral Threats, which has made immeasurable contributions in LSU Health Shreveport’s efforts to combat COVID-19 to include robust community testing and vaccine sites.
“While a lot has changed, Campus Federal remains committed to giving back to the communities we serve throughout Louisiana,” Verret said. “We are excited to support the efforts of LSU Health Louisiana to strengthen education and wellness, along with the development of a state-of-the-art facility to research emerging viral threats. Working together on these important initiatives will continue to enhance the lives of those we serve.”
The state-of-the-art center will allow LSU Health Shreveport to expand its class size to graduate an additional 50 physicians per year to address the healthcare shortage in Northwest Louisiana and the state.
Campus Federal has served as the official LSU credit union since it opened in 1934 and has been a long-time supporter of the LSU system throughout the state including numerous LSU Health Shreveport events and initiatives. Notable events Campus Federal has supported over the years include: An Evening for Healers, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s Life Savers fundraiser, Employee Excellence Awards and Camp Tiger.