Naming Opportunities

Named Gifts at LSU

Behind every endowed scholarship, chair or professorship is a unique individual or family with a desire to make a difference and a vision to reach into the future. Endowed funds and named gifts enable you to honor a loved one, advance the study of an important field and demonstrate your support for LSU. All at the same time. In perpetuity. Possibilities for named endowments begin at $20,000 and include a wide range of opportunities, from naming scholarship endowments to naming entire colleges, schools, units, and new buildings on our campuses.

Naming of a Building

A donor can exercise the very rare opportunity to name a new building after a loved one, an entire family, or an honored associate, for example, for a gift equaling one half of the construction costs of that building. Such opportunities are negotiated at the highest level of institutional administration with the potential donor and his or her advisors.

Naming of Colleges, Schools and Academic Entities

A gift commitment for the naming of a college, school or academic unit will vary with each school and is subject to negotiation and approval by the LSU System Board of Supervisors. Gifts to name a college, school or unit create an endowment that will generate income for the entity's major priorities in perpetuity.

Named academic units and programs at LSU include:
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (Art & Design)
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering (Engineering)
Charles L. Barney Geology Field Camp Program (Basic Sciences)
Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering (Engineering)
E.J. Ourso College of Business
Flores MBA (Business)
Manship School of Mass Communication
Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs (Mass Communication)
Rucks Department of Management (Business)
Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (Business)
Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (Business)


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