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Alumni, Donors, & Friends
ULM Foundation & Alumni Relations
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Make your gift to the ULM Foundation Scholarship Fund - an investment in the future!

Find out how to support ULM with a life income gift, annuity or estate plan.

Estate gifts create a lasting legacy for the University.

Your gift can directly impact students in the classroom or in the lab.

Find out how to support ULM with a life income gift, annuity or estate plan.

Through scholarships and classroom support, your generosity makes a difference.

Be our partner in success...

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Spyker Farm, one example of how a university’s greatest gifts might come from its friends, alumni, and supporters within the community. Learn more...

Johnson Farm, generosity and partnership are another example of how the ULM Foundation and its friends work together. Learn more...

Just a few years ago the University of Louisiana Monroe, like other public universities in the state, received over 65% of our total budget from the state of Louisiana. Today, less than 35% of our total budget comes from the state. Instead, the majority of our support comes from student tuition and fees and private gifts from alumni and friends.  

There are many ways you can support your University. Share the progress and events at the University to promote ULM and its efforts with your friends, co-workers, and family. Give your time and talent by participating in areas that interest you whether in academics, alumni chapters, arts, athletics, or many, many others. 

The Foundation manages various programs, including: academic support through scholarships, professorships and chairs, alumni relations, college and departmental support, development and fund-raising operations, investment management of funds and properties, and other University-related programs. We enjoy assisting you in finding the right opportunity to support your University, your community, our future. 

- Susan Chappell, Executive Director, Foundation & Alumni Relations



Why give?

Your tax-deductible donation, regardless of amount, impacts faculty and student recruitment and retention, and administrative operations as they are applied to the University’s areas of greatest need and opportunity. Whether alumni and/or friend of the University, your active participation and contribution drive the University’s impact in our community and student education. 

Giving does not need to be complex - we will work with you to find the perfect opportunity.


2018 Fiscal Year Impact

Through generous private donations and investment earnings on $66+ million in assets, the ULM Foundation disburses over $650,000 in scholarship awards to qualified students. Additionally, $1,000,000 is made available for Professorship and Chair holders to enhance academic, research and agricultural departments and programs and thereby contributes to Louisiana’s economic development. Without a doubt earnings from endowments managed by the Foundation are a critical, reliable funding source for the University. ULM continues to consistently receive well-deserved recognition for program excellence, as well as gratitude from alumni who have realized their dreams, due in part to the superb support and education received at ULM.