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2008-2009 Academic Catalog 
2008-2009 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

The McNeese State University Foundation

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The McNeese State University Foundation is a voluntary non-profit organization of business and professional leaders. It was incorporated in 1965 to establish scholarships for McNeese students and to enhance education to ensure academic excellence. The Foundation has at present a trust fund valued in excess of $53,000,000 and annual awards over $1,000,000 in scholarships, faculty development awards, and academic enhancements. The office of Development and Public Affairs acts as a liaison to the Foundation. The Foundation's purpose is to solicit, receive and administer funds of all kinds, including property both real and personal, by way of outright, limited or conditional gifts, grants and bequests.

Need for Foundation and Support


The Foundation provides additional scholarships, faculty grants, endowed chairs, professorships and research fellowships. Faculty development is a priority with funds being set aside for continuing study and research. Enrichment funds are made available to other campus facilities and academic services. The request for contributions to the endowment fund comes from the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

The state tax identification number of the university is 101-90-2409, and the federal tax identification number of the Foundation is 72-6029144. The Foundation Office is located in the Burton Business Center, Room 439, on the McNeese campus and can be reached by calling (337)475-5588.

Charitable Gift Planning


Our office of Charitable Gift Planning allows for the tailoring of one’s philanthropy in view of future estate plans. Depending on one’s needs and desires, such a gift could provide income tax deductions, estate tax deductions, an income for life, or a tax-free inheritance for heirs. Just as with other donations to the McNeese Foundation, Planned Gifts can be designated as the donor so chooses and can be made as a multi-year pledge or a single payment.

Named Endowments


The Foundation offers many opportunities to pay tribute to a family member, friend or business by making a commemorative gift. These Named Endowments include:

Named Distinguished Writer Series Named Music Concert Series
Named Faculty Chair Named Research Fellowship
Named Faculty Development Award Named Scholarships
Named Fund for Library Acquisitions Named Professorships


Endow an Oak


The first live oaks were planted on the McNeese campus in the early 1940s. The Endow an Oak program allows for a permanent source of funds for the care and/or replacement of a selected oak.

McNeese State University Athletic Foundation


The McNeese State University Athletic Foundation promotes athletic fundraising for university athletic programs and student-athlete scholarships. The Athletic Foundation is constituted under the McNeese State University Foundation’s Board of Directors.

For more information, contact Richard H. Reid, Vice President for Development and Public Affairs, (337)475-5588, Box 91989, Lake Charles, LA 70609; or e-mail; or visit our Web site:

Endowed Professorships and Chairs


Endowed professorships and chairs provide McNeese with a way to reward excellence in the classroom and in scientific and creative research. These awards ensure that professors remain intellectually vigorous, current and enthusiastic about the subjects they teach. Established through the Foundation, endowed professorships are supported by a $100,000 endowment, and endowed chairs are supported by a $1,000,000 endowment. Each professorship consists of $60,000 in private contributions and a $40,000 matching grant awarded by the Louisiana State Board of Regents. Each chair consists of $600,000 in private contributions and a $400,000 grant awarded by the Louisiana State Board of Regents.

Southwest Louisiana Industries Professorship in Engineering and Technology
JP Morgan Chase Bank Professorship in Business
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship in Business Research
Shearman Professorship in Liberal Arts
Shearman Academic Professorship
Jack V. Doland Academic Professorship
Louisiana Real Estate Commission Professorship
Contractor’s Educational Trust Professorship
Arthur Hollins Professorship in Accounting
Franklin L. and Laura Chavanne Miller Professorship in Science
McElveen Insurance Agency Professorship in Creative Writing
Calcasieu Parish Medical Society Professorship in Pre-Medical Science
Palermo Professorship in Education
Shearman Professorship in Creative Writing
Lakeside National Bank Professorship in Finance
Henry C. Alexander Professorship in Music (2 professorships)
Fanny Edith Winn Educational Trust Professorship in Nursing
Harrah’s Lake Charles Casino Professorship
Seaman Asahel Knapp Professorship Agriculture
Lake Charles American Press Professorship in Mass Communication
Calcasieu Parish Development Board Professorship for Industrial/Economic Dev.
JP Morgan Chase Bank Professorship in Finance
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship in Music
Fritz Lang Foundation Professorship in Agriculture
Fred and Ruth B. Zigler Foundation Professorship in Nursing
Violet Howell Professorship in Environmental Science
D. C. “Chick” Green Professorship in Mass Communication
JPMorgan Chase Bank Professorship
Emily J. and Charles W. Stokes Professorship in Nursing (6 professorships)
Violet Howell Professorship in Teaching Excellence
AT&T Professorship
Robert Jones Beauregard Parish Historic Fund College of Education Endowed Professorship
Robert Jones Beauregard Parish Historic Fund Visual Arts Endowed Professorship (2 professorships)
Thelma and Ray Dingler Professorship in Business
Professorship in Science (10 professorships)
Judge Edwin F. Hunter, Jr. Professorship in Health and Science (2 professorships)
Contractor’s Educational Trust Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
CITGO Petroleum Endowed Professorship in Engineering (3 professorships)
Hale Family Endowed Professorship in Education
Murphy/Leaton Professorship in Teaching Excellence
Lucretia M. Tupper Nursing Professorship
Capital One Bank Endowed Professorship
Olive M. Tupper Nursing Endowed Professorship
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Blake Endowed Professorship
McElveen Insurance Agency Professorship in Business
Katherine Krause Blake Endowed Professorship
Dr. O. C. Karkalits Professorship in Engineering & Technology
Mildred Scott Professorship in Math
Coca Cola Professorship in Teaching Excellence