Loyola Presents Integritas Vitae Award to S. Derby Gisclair

NEW ORLEANS – Loyola University New Orleans announced that it will present one of its highest honors next month to an alumnus who led Loyola’s recently completed Faith in the Future fundraising campaign. A local investment professional, sports historian and philanthropist, S. Derby Gisclair (class of 1973) will receive the university’s Integritas Vitae Award, translated literally as a “life of integrity,” on Dec. 12 at the annual 1912 Society Dinner and Auction at the Audubon Tea Room.  

“Derby has epitomized the values of a Jesuit education. He has lived a life of utter integrity, both personally and professionally,” said Loyola University President Tania Tetlow. “Through volunteer work and philanthropy, he has served others. And he has epitomized the Jesuit value of lifelong curiosity, teaching us all the history of New Orleans in his books.”

Derby and Anne Gauthier spearheaded the Faith in the Future campaign from 2011 until October 2019. They secured $100 million in new resources for Loyola. He supports other groups throughout the city including De La Salle High School and Tulane baseball. 

Gisclair expanded his undergraduate education to include studies at Santa Clara University and the American Academy in Rome. Post-college, he studied at the University of New Orleans and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, earning the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst, and began his career with Paine Webber in 1982.leah

He worked for Drexel, Burnham, Lambert and Prudential Securities before heading out with three partners in 2002 to establish an independent investment management consulting, where Gisclair was chief operating officer. In 2010, he established Crescent Capital Consulting, and retired in 2016 after nearly 35 years in the investment management consulting industry.


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