Shell Gives More Than $150,000 in Support of LSU Foundation

09/04/2013 09:12 AM

BATON ROUGE – Shell announced its $151,500 annual gift to the LSU Foundation at an Aug. 23 reception held at LSU’s Club at Union Square. LSU students, faculty and staff joined the LSU Foundation in thanking local Shell representatives for the company’s ongoing support of LSU.

Shell’s gift provides funding for Career Services; the Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership; the College of Engineering in the areas of chemical, computer, electrical, mechanical and petroleum engineering, as well as the student organization Engineers Without Borders and the college’s Minority Engineering Program; the College of Science’s geoscience programs; Communication across the Curriculum; Disability Services; the E. J. Ourso College of Business for several student engagement and development programs; and the Honors College.

“Shell takes a deep, focused interest in improving students’ campus experience through academic, volunteer and professional development opportunities,” said G. Lee Griffin, president and CEO of the LSU Foundation. “Shell is one of our strongest corporate partners, and we appreciate the opportunity to bring a few of its employees to campus to meet students, faculty and staff whose lives are impacted by Shell’s generosity.”

“Shell and Louisiana State University have a long history of collaboration. LSU continues to be a key source of talented graduates for all of Shell’s lines of business. Our annual support is one of the ways we maintain this strategic relationship,” said Greg Guidry, executive vice president, Unconventionals, for Shell’s Upstream Americas operations.

Joining Shell at the event were faculty and staff leaders from the LSU Foundation, the Colleges of Engineering and Science, the E. J. Ourso College of Business, the Honors College, Career Services, Disability Services, Office of Academic Affairs, and Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Founded in 1960, the mission of the LSU Foundation is to provide private financial support for LSU, the LSU AgCenter, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and the LSU System Office. For more information, please visit


Photo: LSU faculty and staff joined the LSU Foundation Aug. 23 in thanking Shell for its annual giving to LSU.

Sara  Crow 
LSU Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013