• 2701 Kingman St., Suite 101 Metairie, LA 70006
  • (800) 404-0708
  • Mon-Fri:  8:00am-5:00pm

About Legacy

When Legacy Donor Foundation was founded in 1999, there were only 450,000 names on Louisiana’s Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor Registry. Today, due to strong marketing and public relations campaigns and comprehensive education programs, the registry has grown to over 2.6 million names. While we are making progress, there is still a long way to go.

Currently in Louisiana, there are more than 2,000 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Each registered organ, eye and tissue donor has the potential to save 9 lives through organ donation, restore sight to 2 people through cornea donation and enhance the lives of up to 75 people through tissue donation.

YOU can help save lives. YOU are the answer!

Tribute to David Voelker
Legacy Donor Foundation was founded by David Voelker in 1999 with the mission to save and heal lives by inspiring Louisiana residents to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. We accomplish this mission by providing education programs and public awareness activities to the citizens of Louisiana.
Mission
Legacy Donor Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to save and heal lives by inspiring Louisiana residents to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. We accomplish this through education, outreach and advocacy. Legacy envisions a culture where all Louisiana citizens are committed to giving LIFE through organ, eye and tissue donation.

Board of Directors

Ansley Seaver Marshall, Chairman
Betsy Thibaut Laborde, Vice Chair
Leigh Ellen Puckett, Treasurer
Caitlin Brewster 
Patrick Browne
Kata Diano
Meghan Donelon
Alyssa Fletchinger Higgins
Rev. Dr. Willie Gable, Jr.
Whitney Guarisco
Ana Hands, MD
Mara Haseltine, MD
Brad Hunter
Carol Meyer, MD
Elise Thomas Ryan
Heidi Saporito
Clint Smith, Jr.
Scott Tucker, MD 
Casey Pellerin Westguard
Nicole Labadot, Executive Director

Emeritus Board Members

Joey Brown
Anne Grace
Louise M. Jacobbi
Elise U. Kiser
Mary Marks
Machelle Payne
M. Cleland Powell, III
Jeanette Slakely
Thomas D. Westfeldt, II
Tee Zimmerman

Partners in the Donate Life Louisiana Collaborative

Donate Life Louisiana is a statewide alliance of organizations whose mission is to educate the citizens of Louisiana about organ, eye and tissue donation, encourage them to register as donors and foster family acceptance of the process. We envision a world with no loss of human life or function due to a lack of available donor organs or tissues and a society that accepts and supports donation as a natural and beneficial extension of life.