Ways to Give

Thank you for choosing to advance excellence!       

You can be a part of LSU SVM's mission. Help educate future veterinarians, pave the way for ground-breaking biomedical research, and ensure that the animals of Louisiana and beyond (as well as people) receive the extraordinary services we offer.


Cash gifts

Cash gifts can be made by check, credit card or wire transfer.


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Gifts of securities

Stocks, mutual funds and bonds can be donated.



Tangible, personal property donated for educational purposes, silent or live auctions and other special-event or patient-care needs are all accepted.


Matching gifts

Corporations may match their employees' donations dollar-for-dollar.



Gifts paid over a period of time. Pledges also may be supplemented by matching gifts.


Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Gifts in memory of a loved one are a thoughtful way to honor that person.



You can create an endowment with a gift of $40,000 or more. The principal is invested and never spent so that it generates interest annually. Part of the interest is reinvested to increase the principal, and part is used for the intended purpose. Endowed funds are often named for the benefactor or designated honoree.


Estate and Charitable Gift Planning

Gifts through the estate plans of individuals and families are always encouraged because of their far-reaching impact upon the School of Veterinary Medicine. Useful vehicles for estate gifts include:

  • Wills
  • Living trusts
  • Securities
  • Real estate or retained life estate (Life insurance policies, Retirement plan assets, Retained life estate)
  • Charitable lead annuity trusts
  • Charitable lead unitrusts


Certain plans provide attractive tax benefits and life-income provisions for the donor during their lifetime, for example:

  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities