A Great Investment

Each year, Xavier University of Louisiana relies on annual contributions from alumni and friends to provide essential operating dollars. A gift to the Xavier Annual Fund provides for the future of the University. Annual gifts made to University provide Xavier with the flexibility to enhance academic programs, strengthen student programs and scholarships, invest in faculty and staff, continue making campus improvements and provide more resources to improve the quality of life on campus.


Gifts can be made to Xavier University of Louisiana by:

  • Check or Money Order
  • Gifts of stocks and other securities
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
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Yes! Every gift is important regardless of size.

Tuition alone is not enough to meet the cost of a Xavier education. Tuition covers less than 50% of the total cost of educating our students. In order to keep Xavier affordable the University depends on the annual support of alumni and friends. Your gift no matter how large or small makes a difference to our students of today and tomorrow.


Xavier must continue to operate in a fiscally-sound manner. Funds for current operations provide support for immediate needs and help to underwrite ongoing programs, scholarships and support other programs that enrich the Xavier experience and enhance the outstanding reputation of the University.


Did you know that you can double your gift to Xavier by participating in your company’s Matching Gift Program? For more information contact the Human Resources Office at your place of employment.

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All contributions to the Annual Fund are acknowledged annually. If you would like to contribute to our Annual Fund, please make your check payable to Xavier University and mail to:

Xavier University of Louisiana
P.O. Box 650658
Dallas, TX 75265-0658

For more information, contact Lacrecia James, Annual Fund Manager, ljames6@xula.edu.


So you want to support your alma mater, but the amount you wish to give exceeds the amount convenient for you to give from your current cash resources?

In that case, you may follow the lead of others who have chosen to make larger gifts utilizing some other form of property, such as low-yielding securities, real estate and collectibles. A gift of such an asset would allow you to give with little or no effect on your spendable income.

Another reason to make your gift in the form of a non-cash asset is the tax savings. When you give an asset that you have owned for more than one year and a day which has increased in value since you acquired it, you are usually entitled to an income tax deduction for the full current value of the asset, not just the amount you paid. And, you bypass any capital gains tax that would have been due if you had sold the asset.

There are even ways to support Xavier without reducing your current assets, including the use of charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, traditional wills, revocable living wills, life insurance and giving through retirement plans.

For more information on any of these options call 1-504-520-7575 or consult with your personal tax advisor.

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