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Join us for an exciting new GUMBO Gathering coming to LOPA's Covington office on February 8th!

We will be welcoming Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jeffrey Marx, to host a workshop for our volunteers on how to tell your story. This event will be open to all Team LOPA Volunteers, so if you live outside of the New Orleans area, feel free to come and join us.

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Networking
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop "How To Tell Your Story"

In 1986, at the age of 23, Jeffrey Marx became the youngest-ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Then came other journalism awards – including the National Headliner and the Green Eyeshade – and Marx's first magazine project landed his work on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Marx delivers popular keynotes around the country based on one of his most personal novels, It Gets Dark Sometimes (2000, JAM Publishing), which chronicles his sister's remarkable experiences with organ donation and transplantation.

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In Support of LOPA Foundation

About the LOPA Foundation: With a core purpose of Working for Hope, Working in Honor and Working to Heal, the LOPA Foundation solicits and receives donations to support LOPA’s efforts to educate and celebrate the everlasting gift of organ and tissue donation.  Gifts made to the LOPA Foundation help increase LOPA’s capacity and honor the thousands of Louisianians impacted by donation each year. The LOPA Foundation has been designated as a 501(c)3 charitable and tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service and is treated by the IRS as a supporting foundation to LOPA.

About LOPA: Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) was established on April 1, 1988 as an independent, not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency. LOPA is federally designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid as the organ procurement organization (OPO) responsible for servicing the state of Louisiana. LOPA is tasked with two main objectives; housing and maintaining the Louisiana Donor Registry, and recovering organs and tissue for transplant. LOPA partners with professionals throughout the state, including eye banks and all hospitals within Louisiana, to accomplish its life saving and enhancing goals. Education is key to this process, and our staff offers a variety of educational opportunities for the public and professionals within our state.