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Anne Gauthier

Anne B. Gauthier serves as a trustee of the Wendell & Anne Gauthier Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization that gives in the areas of music, visual arts, and Catholic education, including generous donations to Loyola University New Orleans. Gauthier earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and is a former teacher in the New Orleans and Jefferson parish school systems. She is a member of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees, a past president of the Cancer Crusaders of New Orleans, and a current member of Loyola’s Music and Fine Arts Visiting Committee. She is active with the Preservation Resource Center, the New Orleans Opera Association, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Anne’s husband is the late Wendell Gauthier, a 1970 graduate of the Loyola College of Law, best known as one of the nation’s most creative and effective personal injury lawyers. He successfully represented victims of industrial disasters and those harmed by large corporations, notably in the tobacco industry. The Gauthier Family Foundation funds the Peter J. Castano Endowed Scholarship and the Wendell Gauthier-Michael St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at the Loyola College of Law. It also funded the Wendell H. and Anne B. Gauthier Wing of the law school’s building, a four-story, 16,000-square-foot addition dedicated in 2007. The Gauthiers have three daughters: Cherie, Michelle, and Celeste, who is also a graduate of Loyola’s College of Law. Anne Gauthier resides in New Orleans and Mandeville, Louisiana.