Considering an End-of-Year Charitable Gift? 

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We know that economic uncertainties continue nationwide and also here in Louisiana. With looming state budget cuts, your charitable gifts to the LSU Law Center are more important than ever. From scholarships to specific program initiatives, private philanthropy provides critical funding for the Law Center.
 
As the end of 2008 draws near, we hope that your personal circumstances will allow you to consider a charitable gift to the Law Center. We need your annual support as well as endowment gifts that “give in perpetuity.” Your past contributions have enabled the Law Center to enhance its Tradition of Excellence and to secure its place as the state’s premier public law school. Thank you!
 
Let us assist in designing a plan for your legacy gift or discuss an annual contribution. From IRAs to stock or cash gifts, you can make a lasting gift to support our scholarship program, specific curricular areas such as the Clinical Legal Education Program, International Program or Energy initiative, building enhancements, faculty, or student life.  Want to name a moot court program or support a named Junior Scholars Fellowship?  We welcome your inquiry and hope that you will consider a gift to A Tradition of Excellence—the Campaign for LSU Law.

For information on making an end-of-year gift, contact us at 225/578-8645 or 225/938-7763; email Karen Soniat; or follow one of these easy steps:

To make a gift via credit card, please visit the LSU Foundation’s secure Website.

To make a gift via check, click here and simply print the form and mail to the Law Center on or before December 31, 2008.

For more information on Ways to Give to the LSU Law Center, click here.

IRA Charitable Rollover Extended
 
The extension of the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover was signed into law as part of the $700 billion economic bailout bill. The giving incentive permits a donation of up to $100,000 to qualified non-profits from IRAs and Roth IRAs without having to count the distributions as taxable income. The IRA rollover provision originally expired at the end of 2007.  
 
The Law Center—through the LSU Foundation—is one such qualified recipient. For more information on the IRA Charitable Rollover, visit the LSU Foundation Website.

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