Tech Giving Day raises $1.96 million from 800 donors

May 2, 2024 | Business, Impact

Louisiana Tech’s sixth annual Giving Day on April 18 raised more than $1.96 million for the University.

More than 800 donors across America including students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, corporate partners, and community members contributed to this year’s success. Funds were raised for areas throughout the campus community ranging from colleges and departments to scholarships and Tech Athletics.

“Once again, Louisiana Tech alumni and friends have made good on their commitment to ever loyal be by rallying on Giving Day to support the programs and projects they care most about. Gifts made on Giving Day and throughout the year are creating opportunities for unparalleled educational experiences in and out of the classroom, advancing groundbreaking capital projects, and opening possibilities through research and innovation,” said Devin Ferguson, Assistant Vice President for Philanthropy & Engagement. “Like the future ahead, success is only possible when everyone finds a personally meaningful way to participate, and the Tech family continues to do so year after year.”

The theme of 2024’s Giving Day, “Fulfilling Our Potential,” was built around a phrase oft-repeated early in President Jim Henderson’s tenure that suggests the promising future of the Louisiana Tech community knows no bounds. Gifts ranged from $5 to six figures, including two notable gifts to the Forest Products Innovation Center and the College of Business Center for Information Assurance.

“We are extremely grateful for the loyalty of our Tech Family,” said Lisa Bradley, Interim Vice President for University Advancement and Chief Financial Officer of the Louisiana Tech University Foundation. “Their consistent commitment to excellence through their philanthropic engagement reaches all areas of our campus and provides opportunities for our faculty, staff, and students. Louisiana Tech University is better because of the generosity of our Tech Family.”

To see more data from Giving Day 2024, including successful match challenges and the donor wall, visit