Why should I give?
back to McNeese is an opportunity to support higher education, our students,
our faculty and staff and, ultimately, our community.
How may I give?
may be made through payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card and made at
intervals or one-time payments.
to select the option that meets your needs. Simply complete the form and return it to: McNeese Foundation, Box 91989, Lake Charles, LA 70609,
or you may drop the form off in the Burton Business Center, Room 439.
How much of my donation
is spent on overhead?
Zilch. Nadda. Nothing. The truth is that 100 percent of your donation to the
McNeese Foundation is allocated directly to the area of interest that you
staff are state employees like the majority of university personnel. The
Foundation's governing body is a volunteer board of directors, and administrative
and operational expenses are funded from interest earned from investments and
Is my gift considered
McNeese Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; therefore, most donations
are considered tax deductible. Exceptions would include contributions for athletic
memberships (Cowboy Club, Quarterback Club, etc.), and Rouge et Blanc and
Banners Cultural Series tickets. With regard to athletic tradition funds, only
a portion of the monies are considered tax deductible.
with all donations, consult your tax advisor to determine the eligibility of
What do my peers say
about why they give?
is the key for a meaningful goal in the future not only for an individual but
for the generations to come. I have seen my parents working hard for my college
education. I hope my small contribution will help some students to achieve
their goals in life and in turn will provide a positive change in our
started payroll deduction in support of the Foundation when I was first
employed at McNeese. Personally supporting the McNeese Foundation gives me an
added measure of credibility when I approach prospective donors with requests
to fund programs and initiatives in my department. If I expect them to
invest in McNeese, then I should certainly lead by example and invest in
give to McNeese in thanksgiving for the education I have been blessed to
receive. I give through a one-time annual donation. Using that method, my
spouse's employer will match my donation one-to-one. I have a five-year plan
where I will build a $20,000 endowed scholarship named in tribute to my