BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish announced today that Paul J. Ayoub, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and partner in the Real Estate and Finance Department and Nutter Charitable Advisors, has been elected Chair of the National Board of Directors of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
As Chair of the ALSAC Board, Ayoub will provide oversight to ALSAC, which was founded five years before St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1957. ALSAC solely exists to raise the funds and awareness from supporters around the world to operate St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“We are so pleased that Paul Ayoub has assumed the role of Chair of our Board,” said Marlo Thomas, daughter of the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who founded ALSAC and later the hospital. “His experience and skills will be invaluable to lead our Board at this time. I know his father, who was there from the start of ALSAC and St. Jude to support my father's dream of creating St. Jude, would be proud of him, as we all are.”
Ayoub most recently served as Vice-Chair of the ALSAC/St. Jude National Board of Directors and has been a member of the Board since 1992. His term as chair began on July 1. Ayoub’s father, Joseph, was among the original group who helped Danny Thomas start ALSAC and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“The mission of ALSAC and St. Jude is very personal to me, given my family history with this organization and its important mission in the world. I look forward to working with my Board colleagues to ensure that children with pediatric cancer and other diseases can receive critical life-saving care and treatment. I also thank Nutter for fostering a culture of pro bono and community service which not only makes this level of involvement possible but embraces it,” said Ayoub.
Ayoub has thirty years of experience representing clients in the financing and development of commercial real estate projects, and advises clients in the areas of regulatory enforcement and compliance. He also is a member of Nutter Charitable Advisors that advises non-profit clients.
Nutter was founded by Louis D. Brandeis – who later became one of the most distinguished Supreme Court justices of the 20th century – in Boston in 1879. Nutter continues to this day to honor Brandeis’ commitment to social justice through active participation in community service and pro bono representation.
About Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.