LSU Needs a New Library

It is time the alumni of Louisiana State University took matters into our own hands. For far too long, one of the schools most important assets - the library - has been neglected . The building is crumbling before our eyes. It doesn't just house books and microfilm and computers, it is the center of our quad and the center of our education . It is the place we studied, met friends, worked on group projects, crammed for finals and took refuge on those hot days when we just needed a break. 

We all love our football team. We are proud of the work they do every day to represent our school. We are happy that donors stepped forward to provide them world-class facilities. 

Now its time the rest of us step forward to provide  a world-class facility for the entire student body.

More than 240,000 students have passed through the quad in the past 50 years. If each one of us can donate $25, we can raise $6 million toward a new library. Kick in $1 or $100 to show that alumni - and those who care about the school - are paying attention. I can think of no better way to send a message to our school's officials that this is a priority. 

Your donations go straight to the LSU Foundation - which is dedicated to advancing the University's academic priorities. And that means the donation is tax deductible.

Update: If you're reservation to donating is that you hate the Library being located in the middle of the quad - know that the plan is to move the library to a different location on campus. You can read the master plan (which isn't funded) here:

  • Dillian Beechler 
    • $25 
    • 19 mos
  • Kevin Barreca 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Ann Porter 
    • $20 
    • 25 mos
  • Stephen Kelley 
    • $20 
    • 29 mos
  • Lisa Bodenheimer 
    • $10 
    • 29 mos
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Ginger Gibson Burk 
Baton Rouge, LA
LSU Foundation 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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