Lake Charles Native Named Children’s Miracle Network Director at CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana
June 18, 2019
Lake Charles, Louisiana – The CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation is pleased to announce Allison Schnake will be joining the team as the new Children’s Miracle Network Director. She brings more than 5 years’ experience in raising funds for the non-profit sector and most recently spearheaded a $10 million capital campaign.
“We are excited to have Allison on board and we look forward to expanding our CMN efforts,” said Kay Barnett, Executive Director of the CHRISTUS Ochsner SWLA Foundation.
As the CMN Director, Allison will raise funds for local childrens’ health initiatives, such as the Labor and Delivery Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the Kids Team Therapy program at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital. She will also manage Foundation events, including the annual Dragon Boat Races, Green Hat Fun Run/Walk/Crawl and Charity Cook-off, and the CMN Radiothon.
Allison is a native of Lake Charles. She attended LSU and received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication. She then attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and earned her Master of Science in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-profit Administration. She is a member of the Arts Council Board of Directors, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served as the National Philanthropy Day chair for two consecutive years.
CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital has been a CMN hospital since 1987 and is the exclusive CMN Hospital for Southwest Louisiana. The Children’s Miracle Network serves an area from the Sabine River east to the Atchafalaya Basin and from Beauregard Parish south to the Gulf of Mexico. CMN funds are raised through the CHRISTUS Ochsner SWLA Foundation to be used to create local miracles by funding advanced pediatric equipment and wellness education programs that our children in Southwest Louisiana need for their health and well-being.