Nicholls State University


Every Gift Makes a Difference

Nicholls State University depends on support from alumni, parents, private foundations, corporations and organizations to help meet the increasing needs of providing academic excellence for students in the Bayou Region and beyond.

The Office of University Development is charged with planning and executing annual fund campaigns, capital campaigns, endowments, planned giving initiatives and other fund-raising activities to provide financial support for Nicholls State University.

Please feel free to call, write or e-mail the Office of University Development for more information about providing support to Nicholls.

Contact the Office of University Development today at 985.448.4136 to help build a bright future for Nicholls State University.

Our Mission
The Office of Development works to advance opportunities for Nicholls State University to provide vibrant educational experiences in the cultural heart of the Bayou region by working closely with the Nicholls Foundation, Colonel Athletic Association and Alumni Federation.

Ways to Give

The Nicholls Foundation, an independent 501 (c) 3 corporation, exists to support the mission of Nicholls State University by seeking gifts and grants and by managing those funds and other assets to support Nicholls through endowed chairs, professorships, scholarships, and other enhancement efforts.

Your gift to the Nicholls Foundation helps the university fund any needs not met through state funds or other support.  You are welcome to read through the web pages and to decide where you may wish to make an investment in the future of Nicholls State University.

The Nicholls State University Annual Fund is an exciting opportunity for alumni, friends and community members to provide funding in essential areas across campus to sustain and improve campus facilities, provide opportunities for faculty to further their skills and create stronger learning environments, enhance the student experience and meet unexpected needs.  Annual gifts augment state funds and tuition dollars which not only help maintain and enhance existing programs, but also allow for the planning and implementation of new programs.

Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Extravaganza

A Nicholls tradition for almost two decades, Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Tasting Extravaganza raises funds to help Nicholls attract and support bright, talented students. Guests enjoy food and wine samples donated by area restaurateurs and beverage providers.

In previous years, Sponsor A+ raised over $300,000 for Nicholls students and became one of the university’s best-attended fundraisers with an average of 700 people attending each year. With your help, we look forward to continuing that tradition and taking it to the next level.

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 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.

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.

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.

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Office of Development

Office Location:
Picciola Hall
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2066
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985.448.4136
Fax: 985.449-7090


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