|GIVING TO THE LSU LIBRARIES|
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Welcome! Without the support of loyal LSU alumni and other generous benefactors, we could not provide vital instructional and research materials, and the technological needs that are demanded by today’s students and faculty. While our patrons rely heavily upon ready access to technology through the use of computers, networks, delivery systems, video and audiovisual hardware, the LSU Libraries will never be only a repository of knowledge. It is a dynamic and integral place where learning is used and shared. Without private support, we could not provide the essential books, periodicals, computer technology, and other research materials to keep pace with our patrons’ requirements.
While every gift that the LSU Libraries receives is vitally important to providing needed materials, there is no higher compliment to our stewardship than an unrestricted gift. Our needs vary greatly from year to year, and there is no one in a better position to make those choices than our faculty and staff. Unrestricted gifts allow them the flexibility of meeting the greatest current needs.
The LSU Libraries would like to encourage its many supporters to remember the needs of the organization in times of memorial or special occasion giving. What better way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, the birth of a child, or a graduation, than to give the gift that keeps giving all year. The acknowledgment of your donation will be made promptly to the person or family you are remembering.
A gift of $10,000 or more creates a permanent endowment which may bear the donor’s name, the name of a friend or loved one, or may be designated as a memorial or given an honorary title. This type of fund represents a gift to the LSU Libraries in perpetuity. A percentage of the interest on the corpus is either spent or re-invested each year while the principal remains untouched.
Endowment funds allow the donor to create a method of giving to library materials in their respective graduation unit or interest area. Broad designations (i.e., Psychology, Zoology, Foreign Language, etc.) serve the university best. Some donors allow the Dean of the Libraries to use the gift in the area of greatest need.
Pledges can also be used to fund an Endowment. Information is available at the LSU Foundation outlining the number of years allowed to complete the gift.
There are many ways to fund endowment gifts. An outright gift of cash is preferable to some donors while others prefer to use planned gifts, charitable trusts, or stock transfers. The professional legal staff of the LSU Foundation can share information with a donor’s personal tax advisor. All inquiries are held in strictest confidence.
If you are interested in making a gift to create an Endowment for the LSU Libraries, please contact Faye Phillips or call the LSU Foundation at 225-578-3811 or 1-800-452-7928.
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Donate now via the LSU Foundation online form.
For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact:
V. Faye Phillips
Associate Dean of Libraries
Louisiana State University
295 Middleton Library
Baton Rouge, LA 70803