What is the University Fund?

The Louisiana Tech University Foundation was established in 1962 to provide a means whereby alumni and friends of the University can provide support for the educational mission of the University. The primary goal of Louisiana Tech's University Fund is to encourage a pattern of consistent support from alumni and friends of the University. Gifts to the University Fund are used for the University's areas of greatest need and opportunity. Areas benefiting from the fund include scholarships, teaching equipment and aids, library services, student services, faculty and staff positions, faculty awards for excellence, and funding for development efforts to garner more support for the University.

How will my gift make a difference?

Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Although Louisiana Tech is a public university, it receives less than one-half of its total budget from the State of Louisiana. Much of the balance of support must come from private gifts.

Your gift also reveals alumni satisfaction. One of the greatest challenges facing Tech is the participation of alumni giving back to the University. Alumni financial support is figured into national university rankings such as U.S News & World Report because it is viewed as an indicator of alumni satisfaction with their education. These rankings are important to the University because they create national visibility and credibility.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

The Louisiana Tech University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. A tax receipt is mailed to each donor upon receipt of the gift.

When should I give my gift?

Requests for donations to the University Fund are mailed in the early fall, shortly after the beginning of the University's fiscal year in July.  By making your gift early, you can provide immediate dollars for the University Fund and will save the Foundation additional mailing costs. Also, many donors prefer to make their gift before December 31 for tax purposes.

How can I make a gift?

Cash, check or credit card: Donations may be made by check payable to "Louisiana Tech University Foundation" or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Donations should be mailed to P.O. Box 1190, Ruston, Louisiana 71273-1190. You can also make credit card donations online at www.latechalumni.org/gifts.

Pledge: You can pledge your donation and set up a convenient payment plan by check, credit card or bank draft. Payments may be made monthly or quarterly depending on your preference.

Corporate matching gifts: Many companies match an employee's charitable donation to a qualifying organization. We encourage you to contact your company's human resources department to see if they participate in a matching gifts program.

Other gift types: Securities such as stocks, bonds and CDs may be donated and may allow you to avoid capital gains taxes. Wills and bequests, planned gifts, and insurance policies are also gift options. Scholarships and endowments are a lasting way to support the University, and in some cases state matching funds are available. Please contact Jennifer Riley, Executive Director of Development and Legal Counsel, at jennifer@latechalumni.org or 318-255-7950/800-738-7950 for more information.

Additional questions should be directed to Brooks Hull, Vice President for University Advancement, at bhull@latechalumni.org or 318-255-7950/800-738-7950.

Click here to print a donation card to mail with your gift.

Giving Opportunities

University Fund (make an online donation)
Cash, Securities and Stock Transfers
Planned Giving
Endowed Professorships and Chairs
Corporate Matching Funds
State Matching Funds

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