How to Give

In 1958, Louisiana State University in New Orleans was conceived as a liberal arts college for commuting students, and by 1961, the University of New Orleans became a full four-year institution.

Today, the University of New Orleans is known to be the premier urban research university of the State of Louisiana.  The University provides essential support for the educational, economic, cultural and social well-being of the culturally rich and diverse New Orleans metropolitan area and is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for our students.  The University holds many notable distinctions, such as one of America’s Best Value Colleges, Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-High Research Activity and the Princeton Review’s one of the Best 361 Colleges.  UNO is dedicated to the future of our students, city and region.  By investing in the University of New Orleans, you will help the University to enhance and build upon past accomplishments as we lead the way to the future.

Ways to Give:

  • Unrestricted Gifts (UNO First Fund)
    Unrestricted gifts are significant in that they give the administration the flexibility to use the funds where they are most needed.
  • Restricted Gifts
    When a donor makes a restricted gift, payments are designated to benefit a specific academic, administrative or supportive unit for a specific purpose such as:

    – College and/or Departmental Support
     Earl K. Long Library
    UNO International Alumni Association
     Privateer Athletics
  • Endowments
    When a donor establishes an endowed fund to support the University of New Orleans, the gift is invested and earnings will be available per its designated purpose.  The advantage of endowed funds is that they grow over time, providing increasing support for the University.  Examples include:

    Faculty Chairs
     Faculty Professorships
    – Scholarships and Awards
     Research Programs
  • Honorary and Memorial Gifts
    When a donor makes an honorary or memorial monetary tribute, the donor can recognize a person’s life accomplishments with a gift in memory or in honor of a teacher, student relative, alumni or friend.
  • Non-Cash Gifts
    When a donor, now or in their estate plan, donates property to the University of New Orleans, the donor benefits from tax advantages while designating the proceeds for a particular University purpose.
    – Real-Estate Gifts
     Other non-cash gifts include stocks, artwork, vehicles and equipment (e.g. musical instruments)
  • Planned Gifts                                                                                                                                                         Gifts from your estate could be made through the following:
    – Last Will and Testament
     Revocable Living Trust
     Life Estate Agreement
     Life Insurance and/or Annuity Policy
     IRAs or other retirement plan
    – Charitable Gift Annuity
     Charitable Remainder Trust
     Charitable Lead Trust
     Pooled Income Fund

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Bush
Chief Development Officer
University of New Orleans
(504) 280-3996 •

Eric Balukonis
Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer
University of New Orleans
(504) 280-6159 •