Ways to Give
Your gift to Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation has the power to change lives. Researchers at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are hard at work advancing scientific knowledge and harnessing it to find new ways to treat and prevent an array of chronic diseases.
Gifts can be made online and can be a one-time donation or a monthly contribution.
Alternate ways to give include matching gifts, tribute gifts, gifts by check or stock, and planned giving:
Recurring gifts offer you the ability to support the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Foundation over a specified period of time or with an evergreen gift, which renews annually. By determining the amount, frequency (monthly or quarterly) and total number of payments, you are able to build a significant contribution to Pennington Biomedical through smaller installments. To initiate or change your recurring gift, please contact the Foundation at (225) 763-2511 or visit Recurring Gifts Online.
Double Your Impact with Matching Gifts
You can easily leverage the impact of your gift, if your employer or your spouse’s employer provides a matching gift program. Many companies also support charitable giving by retirees and board members. The matched gift will be directed to the same program or purpose identified with your base gift. To initiate your matching gift to the Foundation, please contact the Foundation at (225) 763-2511. Alternatively, simply complete your corporate matching gift form and mail it along with your initial donation to allow the Foundation to process your request.
Donor Advised Funds
If you have a giving account (also known as a Donor Advised Fund or DAF) through an investment organization like Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or Vanguard Charitable, or a private community foundation like the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, you can advance our mission by making a grant recommendation to Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation from your Donor Advised Fund account. Giving through your DAF is a powerful way to invest in our mission of saving lives through the prevention and treatment of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
Honor Someone Special with a Tribute Gift
Tributes memorialize or honor someone special with a gift that holds the promise of a healthier tomorrow. Your confidential gift will be acknowledged with a beautiful card sent to the honoree or a family member. You will receive a confirmation letter noting your gift. This is a tremendous way to remember someone, say thank you or acknowledge a celebration such as a birthday or holiday. To initiate your tribute gift, contact the Foundation at (225) 763-2511 or visit Tribute Gifts Online.
Gifts of Stocks or by Check
Donations of stock and other securities can be a tax-efficient way to make a meaningful gift to the Foundation. Outright gifts of marketable securities for current operations or endowments can be made in several ways. Please consult your tax professional for advice related to your particular financial situation. For information relating to a securities donation, contact Director of Accounting Tessa Mahler at (225) 763-0929 or [email protected].
Please make checks payable to the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation and mail to the address below:
Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Leave a Legacy Planned Gifts
If you would like to extend your support of Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation to make a lasting impact, there are several gift arrangements from which to choose. Whether you would like to support our work today or provide a benefit to us after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation.