The LSU Foundation was chartered in 1960 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, private foundation comprising members who are leaders in business, professions, and civic affairs and who are concerned with the academic advancement of LSU. The LSU Foundation provides the central development and endowment management functions for the University at no cost to the University.
The mission of the LSU Foundation is to foster private financial support for LSU, the LSU Agricultural Center, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and the LSU System Office. The Foundation encourages and receives philanthropic gifts and bequests, including both restricted and unrestricted gifts. The Foundation also manages the investment of endowed funds and other private assets.
Gifts to the foundation add a margin of excellence over and above the appropriate level of state support and are not intended to replace state funds. Most important, behind every gift to the Foundation is an individual or organization determined to advance the quality of education.
The philanthropic support makes academic excellence possible at LSU, the LSU AgCenter and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Gifts can be made in a variety of forms, including outright gifts of cash, securities and real estate, or through planned giving options. All gifts to the LSU Foundation are tax deductible.
For more information, visit the LSU Foundation website.