How to Make a Gift

You may select from a wide variety of methods to make a tax-deductible contribution. To make an immediate gift or a pledge, which can be paid off over a period of months or years, please select the option below that will work best for you.

 

Giving Online

Gifts can be made through the LSU Foundation's secure Giving Online site.

You will then be prompted to select a fund (e.g., Advance Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Hospital, etc.) to which to contribute. Please select one, enter the amount you wish to charge to your credit card, and click "Continue."

On the next page, enter your credit card information and click "Process My Contribution."

 

Check or Credit Card

If you prefer not to give online, a gift/pledge using a check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) can be made with the Gift Contribution Form. Checks should be made payable to "LSU Foundation."

 

Mail the completed form to:

 

DevelopmentOffice
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 

 

Credit card information can also be provided by phone by calling the SVM Development Office at 225-578-9870.

 

Securities

Securities such as stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposit make great gifts. The donation of appreciated securities provides a twofold benefit to the donor. You receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the security while avoiding capital gains taxes on the appreciated assets. Securities may be transferred electronically. Specific questions regarding transfer of securities should be addressed to your personal financial advisor. For additional information, please contact the LSU Foundation at 225-578-3811 or 800-452-7928.

 

Goods and Property

Gifts of tangible goods and property, including real estate, equipment, artwork, historic documents, and vehicles, may be accepted depending on the nature and utility of the items. The donor must provide the fair market value based on IRS valuation rules and procedures. As with a donation of appreciated securities, the donation of appreciated property provides dual tax benefits to the donor. All property valued at more than $5,000 should be appraised by an independent expert prior to donation to determine the value of the gift for tax purposes.

Specific questions regarding transfer of property should be addressed to your personal financial advisor. For additional information, please contact the LSU Foundation at 225-578-3811 or 800-452-7928.

 

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies match an employee's gift to educational institutions, which multiplies the value of your donation. Contact your or your spouse's employer for details and restrictions. Matching gift forms must be initiated by your employer.

 

Payroll Deductions

LSU employees can make a gift to the School of Veterinary Medicine via payroll deduction. Please complete the LSU Foundation Payroll Deduction Form and submit it to the Office of Institutional Advancement, School of Veterinary Medicine.