BE A CHAMPION FOR BUSINESS IN LOUISIANA
Invest in the future of business
Our college shapes the future of business through classroom and experiential learning, student success initiatives, innovative research, and enrichment programs that support Louisiana's entrepreneurs and other business leaders. Our work in the E. J. Ourso College of Business is made possible through investments from generous alumni and friends. Every gift to the college—no matter the size—makes a difference in the lives of our students, fuels the work of faculty and staff, and contributes to the economic well-being of our state, region, and beyond.
Making a meaningful investment
Your gift can have a generational impact on our students. From scholarships and state-of-the-art facilities to strategic partnerships and innovative research, your gift can shape the opportunity our college has to meaningfully impact our economy and prepare our students to become the business leaders of tomorrow.
Ways to Give
Thank you for considering a gift to the Ourso College. The most common giving options are outlined below. If you have questions or would like to discuss options in-depth, reach out to our advancement team. These professionals work one-on-one with donors to ensure each gift meets their goals and passions.
Cash gifts enable the college to address immediate needs, provide scholarships, and maintain our outstanding programs. Donors who opt to make recurring gifts provide continual cash flow for the college.
To make an online gift, use the link below to process your gift using the major credit card of your choice.
To make a gift by completing our donor form and mailing your payment to the address listed below.
3796 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
An endowed fund is a perpetual source of support for a meaningful purpose. The principal is invested, and only a portion of the earnings is spent annually This is a great way to create a lasting legacy.
Enjoy tax benefits while supporting the E. J. Ourso College of Business. You may transfer shares of appreciated securities electronically to the LSU Foundation for the college's benefit.
Leverage your generosity through challenge gifts, corporate matches, and technology tax credit. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Review the list to see if your company has a matching gift policy.
"The scholarship I received is an opportunity to start investing in my other interests and saving for the future. I am inspired to continue my hard work in graduate school, both in the classroom and in the LSU community! It is an honor to be recognized for my dedication; I cannot thank my donors enough."
Calyx Verret, MBA '22
The Dean's Circle
The Dean's Circle is a devoted group of alumni and friends of the E. J. Ourso College of Business who support academic priorities and goals through an annual investment of $1,500 or more to the Dean's Excellence Fund or a departmental development fund.
The newly established Pozen Scholars Fund enhances diversity by providing financial resources for underrepresented students in the LSU Flores MBA Program. Full-time candidates Kennedi Ghimere Barnes and DeVaughn Malancon are the program's first Pozen Scholars.
Ceres Plant Protein Cereal, a company co-founded by LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business alumnus Branson Morgan, recently earned over $100,000 in cash and in-kind services as the winners of the 8th annual Startup St. Bernard pitch competition.
In recognition of their academic accomplishments, the Department of Accounting awarded more than $65,000 in scholarships.
The LSU Foundation
Philanthropic gifts to the Ourso College are made through the LSU Foundation. The mission of the LSU Foundation is to cultivate and invest in philanthropic partnerships to advance LSU's academic priorities. The LSU 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 LSU Foundation is an individual or organization determined to advance the quality of education.