RNR Excellence Fund

The Louisiana State University School of Renewable Natural Resources trains undergraduate and graduate students in the science of sustainable resource management. We strive to equip students with an understanding of our fish, wildlife, and forestry resources and to challenge them to clearly identify and develop sensible management solutions to complex resource problems. We have a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and extension, and hope to continue that level of distinction. You are no doubt aware that over the last several years our budgets have been greatly reduced, which has restricted the effectiveness of our program.

In short, the School of Renewable Natural Resources is seeking individual and corporate sponsors that are committed to supporting the School with a one-time or annual contribution. An annual pledge, within your comfort level, will help us meet priority needs that will:

  • Enhance our teaching and research technology ($30,000)
  • Renovate our current classrooms and student spaces to support new technologies ($90,000)
  • Provide our graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, and travel support ($20,000)
  • Enhance our seminar series ($10,000)

Our goal is to raise $25,000, and $150,000. Information on the RNR Sponsorship Program, and an outline of other available giving opportunities are listed below. We are especially in need of unrestricted contributions to the RNR Excellence Fund.

Funding for RNR Excellence

There are several levels of individual and corporate sponsorship

Individual Contribution

Levels for Annual contributions:

  • to $99 "Friend of the School"
  • $100 - $249 "Bronze Leaf"
  • $250 - $499 "Silver Leaf"
  • $500 - $1499 "Gold Leaf"

All donors will be recognized in our annual Alumni Magazine, Research Matters publication, and on our web site. In addition, individual sponsors of $500 or more will also be recognized as part of a Donor's Display that will be located in the lobby of the RNR Building.

Corporate Contributions

Levels for Annual Contributions:

  • to $499 "Sponsor"
  • $500 - $999 "Steward"
  • $1,000 - $2,499 "Sustainer"
  • $2,500 - $4,999 "Mentor"
  • $5,000 - $9,999 "Founder"
  • $10,000 and above "Benefactor"

For Corporate sponsorships of $500 or more we will work with your communications department to create press releases regarding your donation. This will be in addition to recognition in our annual Alumni Magazine, Research Matters publication, and on our web site. Your company will also be recognized as part of a Donor's Display located in the lobby of the RNR building.

How to Give

Donations can be processed through the Louisiana State University Foundation and are fully tax deductible. You can give now by clicking the button below to take you directly to the the LSU Foundation site.

Giving Online to the LSU Foundation

NOTE: Be sure to specify the College of Agriculture and School of Renewable Natural Resources in the online fields provided.  Under “Other Information” add “RNR Excellence Fund.”

If you prefer, you can mail checks to:
LSU Foundation
3796 Nicholson Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

To specify gifts for the School of Renewable Natural Resources, place “RNR Excellence Fund” on the memo line of the check or in an accompanying letter.

As always we appreciate your continued support of your School! 

Other Giving Opportunities

We have numerous other giving opportunities that include endowed chairs and professorships, named scholarships, building and room-naming opportunities, and once-in-a-lifetime gifts.

Need More Information?

If you have any questions or would like additional information about any opportunities to support our program, please contact Dr. Allen Rutherford at 225-578-4187, or email him at druther@lsu.edu. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss these critical needs in more detail.