The Oaks


The new leadership philanthropic program of the Tiger Athletic Foundation, The Oaks represents a transformative shift in the fundraising priorities for TAF. The program will offer a new, enhanced level of stewardship for those who make major commitments to LSU athletics.

Named for the historic live oak trees located throughout campus, The Oaks represents LSU’s deeply rooted traditions of excellence in athletics and TAF’s commitment to providing opportunities and investing in champions. Membership in The Oaks will offer members a unique, elite stewardship program, including exclusive events and experiences as well as additional philanthropic priority point opportunities.

Membership in The Oaks requires a financial commitment of at least $25,000 or more over a five year period. Donors can choose from three different funds to contribute to, all of which are critical for the success of LSU Athletics:

  • TAF Capital Programs Fund: The Capital Programs Fund enables the Tiger Athletic Foundation to fund capital building projects for LSU Athletics. This fund helps to support a vast majority of current projects while establishing funding for upcoming and future projects.
  • Athletic Director’s Excellence Fund: The Athletic Director’s Excellence Fund is designated to assist in the areas of greatest need, and ensure LSU student-athletes continue to have the opportunity to compete for SEC and national titles.
  • Scholarship Endowment Fund: The Scholarship Endowment Fund provides the critical long-term support for LSU’ Athletics Scholarship program. Each dollar in the fund is invested and the proceeds of the investment are utilized to offset the cost of educating LSU student-athletes. LSU awards approximately 450 student-athlete scholarships annually. Scholarships typically include tuition, fees, housing, food and other costs of attendance.

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