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Mobile, Ala. (March 8, 2006)
Contact: Bob Lowry, (251) 471-7262


Capt. Chris Dabbikeh and Capt. Jon Dubins of the Independent Pilots Association Foundation flank USA Children's & Women's Hospital assistant administrator Veronica Gonner and administrator Dr. Becky DeVillier as the IPA Foundation donates $52,475 to the hospital. Children's & Women's managers were also on hand to thank the IPA guests.
MOBILE – University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital has received a generous gift of $52,475 from the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) Foundation for the role the hospital played before and after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. The IPA is the trade union representing the pilots who fly for United Parcel Service.
“The employees at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital endured much, and we’re thankful we can help those who care for infants and children,” said Capt. Tom Nicholson, president of the IPA. In addition to raising more than $100,000 over two months for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the New Orleans Children’s Hospital, the IPA pilots also volunteered to fly relief missions to Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana in the wake of the devastating hurricane.
“This support is especially rewarding because, like us, the Independent Pilots Association went above and beyond the call of duty in serving Hurricane Katrina victims,” said Dr. Becky DeVillier, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital administrator.
"USA Children's & Women's Hospital is having a remarkable impact on the Gulf Coast," Dr. Joseph Busta, vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of South Alabama, said. "Many lives were impacted by Hurricane Katrina, and our family of supporters has responded generously.”
For more information about supporting USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, please call the Office of Development at (251) 415-1636.
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