Donor Stories

Our generous donors are making a difference.

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

colin vincent

Colin Vincent

When I graduated from High School, thanks to Coach Hill I had an opportunity to come play baseball at LSU as a walk-on. We weren't... Read more

clay kathy smilie

Clay and Kathy Smilie

My father's passion and commitment to agricultural research and education was exemplified by his 32-year career in the Louisiana Cooperative... Read more

roselyn b boneno

Donor Inspires Love for Learning

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

eunice fontenot

Eunice M. Fontenot: Soil Science and Turf Grass

Mrs. Eunice M. Fontenot leaves a legacy with the LSU Foundation for the benefit of future soil scientists. Read more

lanny marie yeates

Lanny and Marie Yeates: Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Marie and I met at LSU during summer classes before we graduated in... Read more

pauline b stanley

Pauline B. Stanley: Ben Stanley Geology Field Camp Scholarship

Through her will and in honor of her late husband, Mrs. Pauline B. Stanley... Read more

malcom s lowe

Malcom S. Lowe: Department of Chemical Engineering

The LSU College of Engineering recently received a $450,000 bequest from... Read more

mary lou applewhite

Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite: College of Science

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: School of Veterinary Medicine

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: Department of Civil Engineering

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: College of Education

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

jean pfeiffer burt

Jean Pfeiffer Burt: Equine Health Studies Program

Jean Pfeiffer Burt of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has made a generous planned gift that will benefit the Equine Health Studies Program at the LSU... Read more

dr alma beth clark

Dr. Alma Beth Clark: Department of Interior Design

Dr. Alma Beth Clark has generously made the LSU Foundation the... Read more

lillian k hoover

LSU Foundation 2010 Leave a Legacy Award Recipient

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

bob dotty stuart

Bob and Dotty Stuart: Department of Construction Management

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

herbet wiener

Herbert Wiener: Environmental Research

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

World Performing Artist Remembers LSU Roots

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: Department of Political Science

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

earnest janie campbell

Earnest and Janie Campbell: Department of Chemical Engineering

LSU's Department of Chemical Engineering will benefit from a generous gift... Read more

lawrence sandoz

Lawrence Sandoz

In tribute to his profession and its roots at LSU Law, Lawrence and his wife, Romayne, chose to include LSU Law in their estate plans. Read more

John and Kathryn Creed: College of Engineering & Paul M. Herbert Law Center

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