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A gift to the LSU Health Foundation makes an immediate impact and changes lives. Whether the gift benefits life-saving research or our future health care providers' education, your gift leaves a legacy of hope and health.

Message from the President and Chief Executive Officer

I am thrilled to be serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the LSU Health Foundation New Orleans.

Since its inception, the Foundation has worked as a dedicated partner with the LSU Health Sciences Center to help achieve the educational, research, patient care, and community outreach mission of this world-renowned institution.

The Foundation is poised to be more than a funder as we become actively involved with creating new partnerships and programs from development through implementation. Staff members are ready to bring individuals and organizations together to address complex issues and emerge as a respected resource to the LSU Health Sciences Center, the city of New Orleans, the region, the state and beyond.

I am honored to have the opportunity to carry this important work forward.

We will push for innovation, creative thinking and be open to new ideas from the people, organizations and communities we serve.

We know that in order to be successful in meeting our goals, we need our partners– the people and organizations that work tirelessly every day to tackle the problems affecting our communities.  We need to work together.  We need to succeed – together.

I look forward to building relationships and working with you to have a meaningful and lasting impact on the people and issues that our staff and the members of the LSU Health Sciences Center’s six outstanding professional schools and eight centers of excellence care about so deeply.

I am excited by what we can all accomplish in the years to come.


Matthew Altier
President and Chief Executive Officer


The LSU Health Connection

All year long, team members of your LSU Health Foundation New Orleans work with the faculty, researchers, students and families who are engaged with six New Orleans based schools and eight Centers of Excellence to determine where funds are needed immediately and where they will be needed in the future. We do our best to learn about what’s happening on campus, while monitoring achievements and successes produced by the efforts there. We share the University’s success and challenges with the community. We share the University’s successes and challenges with the community and nurture relationships to increase awareness for the vital and valuable programs that generous donations benefit. We provide the utmost integrity to our donors and the promise of professional fund management so that each gift can make the maximum benefit to the program it is meant to build. Our goal is to connect your passions with important programs, so you can best decide on the impact your gift to LSU Health will make. We want to know what you really care about – what would give you the most satisfaction.

When we match your passion with great programs and people, great things happen. Let’s connect!

LSU Health Foundation History

The Foundation was formed in 1988 and organized as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, public charity to support and promote the charitable, scientific and educational mission of the LSU Health Sciences Center. Incorporation was guided by the School of Medicine Alumni Association supporting the LSU Medical Center. In 1999, the LSU campus transitioned to become the LSU Health Sciences Center comprised of six schools: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Public Health and Graduate Studies. The Foundation also transitioned to become a support organization for the six schools and executed a uniform affiliation agreement with the LSU System in 1999 defining its role as a recognized LSU affiliated organization. Through its current and past leadership, the Foundation’s assets have grown from $2 million in 1988 to over $100 million today.