McNeese Foundation Year End Giving

The McNeese Foundation is a great place for your year-end donations! The holiday season is busy, but there is still time to make tax-deductible donations. 

Online donations are the fastest and easiest way to give, and must be made by midnight on Dec. 31, for the 2023 tax deduction. Visit the Foundation website at, and click on yellow GIVE NOW button. 

Donations made by check, must be postmarked by the United States Postal Service by Dec. 31, 2023. Please mail checks to: McNeese Foundation, Box 91989, Lake Charles, LA 70609. 

Other ways to support the McNeese Foundation include donations of stock and Individual Retirement Account (IRA) distributions. For stock donations, please email Foundation staff members Laura Bowers at or Jennifer Leger at for donation instructions. 

Individuals 70.5-years-old and older can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from their IRA directly to the McNeese Foundation without having to pay income taxes on the money. Beginning in the year an individual turns 73, they can give directly from their IRA to satisfy all or part of the required minimum distribution.  

All IRA contributions must be sent directly to the McNeese Foundation from the account provider. More information on IRA giving can be found at  

“Every donation the Foundation receives helps us as we work to advance McNeese,” Dr. Wade Rousse, McNeese executive vice president and executive vice president for the McNeese Foundation emphasized. “We are thankful for all our donors and want them to know they are making a difference and changing the lives of our students.” 

For more information, or if you have questions, call 337-475-5588. If no one answers, please leave a voicemail and someone will return the call. McNeese offices are closed from Dec. 18 through Jan. 1, but the voicemail will be checked during this time. 

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