Dana Alkadi

Director of Major Gifts

Region covered: Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi


Dana has over seven years of fund raising and non-profit management experience including major gifts, annual giving, planned giving and capital development.

In 2014, Dana joined Our Lady of the Lake College to serve as a director of Major Gifts. Dana’s primary emphasis was securing major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support the academic and fundraising priorities of the College. As a catalyst for building trusting relationships, Dana finds deep satisfaction in working hard with a team to achieve a goal. In 2015, she secured a donation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana as well as a $12M commitment for a college campus in Livingston Parish.

Prior to joining the Our Lady of the Lake College, Dana served as Director of Development in an orphanage in Lebanon.

Dana lives in Baton Rouge and is married to Ghassan Alkadi. They are the parents of four beautiful children, Dahlia, Deena, Riannah and Raed.

For more information about making a donation to the American Cancer Society, call 225.927.0782.

To contact this Director of Major Gifts, please email dana.alkadi@cancer.org.