SUSLA Foundation

Meeting needs and making a difference.

The Southern University at Shreveport Foundation is designated by the Southern University System and the board of Supervisors of the Southern University System as the official fundraising agency. The Foundation functions in conjunction with the Southern University System Capital Campaign. It is a non-profit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Louisiana. The Foundation is empowered to solicit and receive donations, gifts and contributions, as well as administer funds and manage assets to enhance the quality of education.


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Mission

The Mission of the Southern University Foundation at Shreveport is to enhance the Southern University Campus by serving as a link between the University, alumni, and friends. By securing philanthropic funding, the Foundation enhances instruction and research and provides scholarships to deserving students - determined to make a difference in the community and beyond.


Goals

One important goal of the Foundation is to provide strong financial support through fundraising activities, alumni, friends, supporters, organizations, corporations and other foundations. In order to ensure the successful continuity of the Foundation, efforts are being made continually to establish financial endowments and major gifts that will make the Southern University at Shreveport stronger and more capable of meeting the educational needs of its students and the demands of the 21st century.

Purposes

The Southern University at Shreveport Foundation is organized exclusively for educational, charitable, religious and scientific purposes. Three major purposes of the foundation are:

  • To promote the educational and cultural welfare of Southern University at Shreveport.
  • To assist the University in achieving its mission by providing scholarships and other assistance to aid matriculation students with the continuance if their education within the Southern University System and / or to successfully transfer to another institution.
  • To provide resources to support research, training, instructional, and enhancement activities; the expansion and improvement of programs and facilities; and all other such benefits that give greater advantages to the University to increase opportunities available to its students, faculty and community, as may be prescribed by testators and/or donors of the Foundation.





  • Frank Williams, Jr.
    Director, SUSLA Foundation
    Emily Owens
    Administrative Assistant

    610 Texas Street, Suite 400
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    Phone: 318.670.6681
    Email: foundation@susla.edu

  • Mr. Wendell Piper
    President
    Piper & Associates
    Office Manager
    Bishop Larry Brandon
    Assistant President
    Praise Temple FGBC
    Mr. Frank Williams, Jr.
    Secretary
    SUSF Executive Director
    Ms. E. Jean Ware
    Treasurer
    Retired Educator/Caddo Parish


    Atty. Makiva Johnson (LA/Attorney General's Ofice)
    Ms. Dottie Bell (Retired Educator/Caddo Parish)
    Ms. Anne Gremillion (Co-Owner Gremillion & Pou )
    Mr. Peter Williams Libbey Glass
    Human Resource Manager 
    Atty. Brenda F. Ford (Attorney at Law)
    Ms. Helen Godfrey-Smith (CEO/Shreveport Federal CU)
    Ms. Josephine Miles (Retired Principal/Educator/State of California)
    Mrs. Erica Bryant (Caddo Parish Commission)
    Mr. George Sirven (General Manager)
    KTBS-Channel 3
    Attny. S.P. Davis (Davis Law Office, LLC)
    Mrs. Jean Mosley ( Mc Donald’s Hamburgers Griggs)
    Mr. Sam Gilliam (Retired)
    Mrs. Worlita Jackson (Counselor/DeSoto Parish School Board)
  • The SUSLA Foundation provides an array of Financial Assistance Options for Students.

    Alumni Scholarship

    Provides financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines.

    Chancellor's Scholarship Fund

    Established to help matriculating students who excel academically and have been brought to the attention of the Chancellor's office of requiring additional help in easing the financial burden

    Foundation Scholarship Fund

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines.

    Chesapeake Energy Scholarship

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines.

    Bishop L.L. Brandon Scholarship Fund

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines.

    Caddo Commission Scholarship

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines – restricted/single parents, low income households.

    Willis Knighton Scholarship

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines – restricted/allied health care students only.

    M. Rena Ware Scholarship

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines.

    Keith Todaro Scholarship

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines - restricted/female basketball players only.

    Virginia Shehee Scholarship

    Provide financial assistance to students at Southern University at Shreveport for tuition, books and fees who qualify under specific academic guidelines.

    Contact the Foundation at 318.670.9681 for more information and application process.