Office of Advancement
4000 Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
"LSU is a cherished family tradition in academics and sports fandom, the backbone of the Louisiana economy, the path to my success and the success of many others, and a brilliant beacon of hope pointing the way to Louisiana's future. My planned gift to the LSU Foundation for the benefit of the E. J. Ourso College ensures that I will be a part of this, and that feeling is priceless!"
Claire Cagnolatti (BS, '78, MBA, '82)
This type of donation to LSU in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.
Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using: IRAs and retirement plans, life insurance policies, and commercial annuities.
This type of donation can provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work. You can also receive a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction.
If you have built a sizable estate and also are looking for ways to receive reliable payments, consider a charitable remainder trust.
When you give us appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you get a federal income tax charitable deduction. This eliminates capital gains tax. And you no longer have to deal with that property's maintenance costs, property taxes or insurance.
Establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission.
Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at LSU. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.
A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the LSU Foundation and other charities.
To learn more about planned giving, please visit the LSU Foundation's website.