About the Foundation
The LSU in Shreveport Foundation, Inc. was established in 1983 as the University Associates to develop, expand, improve and promote the educational and cultural welfare of LSUS. The name was changed in 1990 to better identify the organization as the institutionally-related public foundation of Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Governance of the LSUS Foundation is conducted by a membership-elected Board of Trustees whose responsibility is to set the policies for the organizational management.
The LSUS Foundation is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization which invests and manages all private assets gifted to the University. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
The LSUS Foundation manages accounts for various University programs including scholarships, chairs, professorships, faculty development funds, grants for research, athletics, museum and library funds, public radio and special University-related projects. These privately held funds are distributed back proportionally to the University to supplement overall programming and operating expenses that will fuel continued growth and success for LSUS.
The Foundation enhances student life and faculty research at LSUS through interaction with virtually every University department. The Foundation works to extend the value of each private donation to LSUS, to strengthen the University's public image and to create an environment conducive to financial growth and security.