Nicholls Announces Planned Giving Program

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Foundation is excited to announce the creation of The Oaks Society, a new initiative focusing on planned gifts to the university.

Oak trees have been a staple of the Nicholls campus since the university was founded in 1948, and there are now nearly 50 of the trees on campus. Today, Nicholls is one of the first stops along the Bayou Lafourche Historic Live Oak Tour.

Jeremy Becker, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation, said the Nicholls Foundation chose the name as an homage to the famous oak trees on campus.

“Joining The Oaks Society is like planting a seed, and like the oak trees across our campus, when that seed blooms it will have a beautiful impact that benefits the Nicholls community,” Becker said. “Just like the oaks, Nicholls will benefit from these long-lasting gifts that will impact students for generations to come.”

Also known as legacy giving, planned gifts are made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s financial or estate planning.

Any planned gift to Nicholls, regardless of the size of the donation or the age of the donor, grants membership to The Oaks Society. Benefits of joining the society include campus recognition, special campus updates and invitations to exclusive Nicholls events and activities.

For more information, contact the Nicholls Foundation at 448-4006 or visit


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