Donor Stories

Our generous donors are making a difference.

Dr. Stephen Bensman

Dr. Stephen Bensman

The late scholar and retired LSU librarian Dr. Stephen Bensman empowered LSU Libraries to build a unique collection of Southern Jewish history and cultural materials. Read more

Mark and Rebecca Hefter

Mark and Rebecca Hefter

Mark and Rebecca Hefter, alumni of LSU's College of Humanities & Social Sciences were inspired to pledge a $1 million unrestricted, endowed estate gift to the college. Read more

Pug and Jeannie Loren

Pug and Jeannie Loren

More than six decades after meeting on campus, Loy R. "Pug" and Jeannie Lorren established an endowment to recruit in-state students to the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. Read more

Harvey and Betty Schwartzberg

Harvey and Betty Schwartzberg

The LSU Foundation is proud to recognize Sue and Donald Crow and Harvey and Betty Schwartzberg as its 2016 Leave a Legacy nominees. Read more

Sue and Donald Crow

Sue and Donald Crow

The LSU Foundation is proud to recognize Sue and Donald Crow and Harvey and Betty Schwartzberg as its 2016 Leave a Legacy nominees. Read more

Scott and Terre Allen

Scott and Terre Allen

Scott and Terre Allen believe that a full education must include learning an appreciation for the arts. Read more

Roy Gerard

Roy Gerard

In 1988, retired Vice President of Shell Oil Roy Gerard established an endowed undergraduate scholarship in chemical engineering. Now it's valued at nearly $1 million. Read more

Jack Van Lopik

Jack Van Lopik

The establishment of Louisiana Sea Grant at LSU is credited to the vision and efforts of the late Jack Van Lopik (1929-2015). Read more

Phil and Kimberly Adra

Phil Adra

Phil Adra got creative with his giving and purchased a life insurance policy with LSU as the owner and beneficiary. Read more

Judy Mayo and Sid Aaron

Dr. Sid Aaron and Judy Mayo

Dr. Charles "Sid" Aaron and his wife, Judy K. Mayo, created a professorship in honor of LSU College of Science professor emeritus Dr. William "Bill" Lee. Read more

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan's planned gift will provide care and maintenance for Tiger Band students' instruments. Read more

Cpl. Germaine Laville

Dr. John Scharfenberg and Mrs. Ann Laville Scharfenberg

Dr. John Scharfenberg and Mrs. Ann Laville Scharfenberg honor Ann's sister, Cpl. Germaine Laville.  Read more

Betty Van Norman

Betty Van Norman

Betty Van Norman is helping aspiring engineers to forge their own path through a generous estate gift.  Read more

Audrey Engelhart

Audrey Engelhart

The late Audrey Engelhart continues her lifelong passion for saving animals through a bequest.  Read more

roselyn b boneno

Roselyn B. Boneno

When she wrote the acknowledgments of her dissertation, Roselyn B. Boneno used the words of poet Walt Whitman to exemplify the task of writing...  Read more

mary lou applewhite

Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite

Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite, long-time benefactor and former Development Council Chair, has made a $300,000 gift in the form of a charitable...  Read more

susan m buzick

Susan M. Buzick

To say that Ms. Susan Marshall Buzick is a cat lover is truly an understatement. Everywhere you turn in her house is a statue, painting...  Read more

chester p seiss

Chester P. Seiss

Chester P. Siess, LSU graduate and former Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering established a bequest to support and benefit programs...  Read more

bill fran beck

Bill and Fran Beck

Mr. and Mrs. William D. Beck have funded two Charitable Gift Annuities which will be used to create a professorship for Special Education in the College...  Read more

lillian k hoover

Lillian K. Hoover

Lillian K. Hoover is a Charter Member of the 1860 Society, a prestigious...  Read more

bob dotty stuart

Bob and Dotty Stuart

Bob and Dotty Stuart have established a charitable gift annuity for the...  Read more

herbet wiener

Herbert Wiener

There was nothing special about that day in May 2006 when the LSU Foundation received a letter with a Santa Cruz postmark. But what was in...  Read more

elizabeth rhodes holloway

Elizabeth Rhodes Holloway

Elizabeth Rhodes Holloway's career has taken her far from her roots on Kenmore Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish near Maringouin, Louisiana...  Read more

henson carolyn moore

Henson and Carolyn Moore

Former U.S. Congressman Henson Moore will return to his academic roots...  Read more

John and Kathryn Creed

John and Kathryn Creed have recently funded their second Charitable Gift Annuity which will benefit both the College of Engineering and the School of Law.  Read more