Office of Advancement | E. J. Ourso College of Business

Office of Advancement


The Office of Advancement supports the mission of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and its faculty and students through developing relationships with alumni, friends, and organizations. The Office of Advancement connects and reconnects alumni and friends through multifaceted meaningful experiences. ​

We work with donors to help them understand the E. J. Ourso College’s role in providing outstanding business education to future business leaders and assist donors with opportunities for partnership with the college.

The LSU Foundation

Philanthropic gifts to the E. J. Ourso College of Business are made through the LSU Foundation.

The mission of the LSU Foundation is to cultivate and invest in philanthropic partnerships to advance LSU's academic priorities. 

The Foundation encourages and receives philanthropic gifts and bequests, including both restricted and unrestricted gifts. The Foundation also manages the investment of endowed funds and other private assets.

Gifts to the foundation add a margin of excellence over and above the appropriate level of state support and are not intended to replace state funds. Most important, behind every gift to the foundation is an individual or organization determined to advance the quality of education.

Types of Giving

Gifts to the E. J. Ourso College of Business, of any type, enhance the college’s ability to improve upon programs of excellence, impact students’ lives through scholarships and fellowships, and influence business research and instruction through esteemed faculty.

There are three major categories of giving:

Annual Giving

Every gift, regardless of size, matters. Gifts made to the E. J. Ourso College on a yearly basis provide us with the flexibility to direct the money where it is most needed.


Endowed gifts are intended to be kept permanently and invested to provide income for sustained support and enhancement of the E. J. Ourso College.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts or estate gifts allow a donor to retain some aspect of the asset or assets used to make the gift. Planned gifts can include bequests, charitable trusts, and gifts of life insurance, real estate, or other tangible property.