If you work for a company with a matching gifts program, it is possible to dramatically increase the impact of your gift. In some cases, a spouse’s company will also match a gift. The ratio of the match varies from company to company, ranging from 1:1 to 3:1.
Both your gift and the matching gift will count toward your overall giving level for donor recognition.
Forms are usually available from human resources or the personnel department
of your company. Complete your portion of the form and send it to the LSU School of Dentistry Office of Alumni Relations, either with your gift or after the gift has been sent. We will complete
our portion of the form—verifying the receipt of your gift—and send it back to the company, which will then send the school a check.
Through the oversight of the Louisiana Board of
Regents, the state offers a 40 percent match
when a donor chooses to fund an endowed chair or
Endowed professorships and chairs position
the school to compete with other universities to
attract the finest faculty. The annual interest
from the endowment supports the research,
teaching, and public service of a named
professor, giving professors an added incentive
to join or remain as faculty with the LSU School
The challenge in the next 20 years relates to
the number of dentists entering the workforce.
Based on statistics provided by the American
Dental Education Association, more dentists will
be retiring versus entering the workforce from
2014 to 2031. How does that translate for dental
education? Dental schools will continue to
struggle to recruit qualified faculty,
here to learn more about professorships
and chairs, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations.