Andy Buroker '84 to Receive 'Heart of Life' Award

Andy Buroker '84 to Receive 'Heart of Life' Award

January 14, 2003

January 14, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Andrew B. Buroker, attorney and partner with Krieg DeVault LLP and a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected to receive the American Heart Association's 2003 Cor Vitae "Heart of Life" Award. One of the AHA's highest honors, the Cor Vitae Award is given annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the organization's mission. Buroker will be honored at the Association's Heart of Gold Ball on January 31 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

Andy Buroker joined the Indiana Board of the American Heart Association in 1991 and also served on the AHA's advocacy committee. He was later elected Indiana Board President and chairman of the board of directors of the midwest affiliate, and was recently elected to serve on the AHA's national board and was appointed to its administrative cabinet as chair of the national advocacy coordinating committee.

Buroker also works behind the scenes for the Heart Association and many other organizations as a volunteer. He's lobbied in Washington, DC for additional funding for cardiovascular research, advocated for expanding coverage provided by Indiana's Good Samaritan Law to allow laypersons to use an automated external defibrillator and takes part in the AHA's Heart Walk. Buroker also serves as president of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter; serves on the board of directors of the DePauw Beta Student Aid Fund, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; and provides pro bono legal services through the Community Organizations Legal Assistance Project.

In September, Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson presented Andy Buroker with a 2002 Mayor's Community Service Award (read more here). Noting that "Andrew Buroker spends considerable time volunteering for the American Heart Association and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America," the mayor's commendation added that the recipient has "also has selflessly donated bone marrow to two unrelated patients who, thanks to his donation, survived."

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