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.
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.
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.