Ninety-three cents of every dollar given to the LSUS Foundation goes for direct support of Louisiana State University Shreveport. 


We value every gift and handle each one professionally and efficiently. Depending on the gift size and type, we take it through some or all of the following steps:

  • We provide a gift agreement for all gifts and pledges of $5,000 or more. Agreements outline the purpose, form, schedule and administration of gifts. For smaller gifts, donors may document their preferences with pledge cards, letters or notes on their checks.

  • Non-cash gifts (securities or real estate) require special processing. The Foundation converts these gifts to cash.

  • Every gift goes into an endowed or non-endowed operational account as specified by the donor. The Foundation disburses funds from accounts as defined by donors’ preferences.

  • We mail a receipt for every gift. Receipts provide donors with proof of their contribution. If you have a question about a receipt, contact us at 797.5257.

We disburse funds to Louisiana State University Shreveport. If the gift is non-endowed, the Foundation disburses the entire gift as designated by the donor and when requested by the university. If the gift is endowed, we invest it until it has generated enough proceeds to fund the stipend and the benefiting university office requests a disbursement.