Ways to Give

There are numerous ways to make a charitable donation to the Nicholls Foundation which will benefit Nicholls State University.

0921-ponder-at-night-10.JPGOutright Gifts

Outright gifts benefit Nicholls directly and are the simplest to make. Gifts can take the form of cash (including checks and credit cards), securities and real estate. Gifts of collectibles, such as rare books or works of art, may also be of value to Nicholls but should not be encouraged without consultation with the development office.

Your outright gift of cash or check, made before the end of each year, is tax deductible, to the extent permitted by law in the year of donation. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Nicholls State University Foundation Inc.

Gift Pledges

Gift pledges are a way for donors to maximize their gift by pledging a larger amount and paying their pledge out over a period of years. A pledge is a written promise or intent to make a charitable gift to the Foundation. Pledges may be made at any time throughout the year and can be fulfilled over three to five years through monthly payments via check or credit card. Credit card payments can be set up as recurring gifts to be automatically credited to your pledge each month.

0519-raby-monica-01.JPGCredit Cards

Credit cards are a convenient way to make a one-time contribution or a recurring monthly contribution, should you so desire. Your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card can be used to process your gift. Credit card donations may be made by calling the development office at 985.448.4009.

Matching Gift Programs

You can double or even triple your gift if you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program. If your company offers to match your donation, please obtain a matching gift form from your personnel office, complete it and return it with your contribution.


Visit the Nicholls State University Foundation website for information about on-line giving and other online campaigns.