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The LSMSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. • Mail a check payable to LSMSA Foundation to: 715 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA  71457 • Online at • Set up a monthly auto pay through your bank

Phonathon callers are all smiles at the end of another record-breaking week.

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EVERYDAY GIVING The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5 percent of qualifying purchases to the LSMSA Foundation when you begin your shopping at and select LSMSA as your preferred charity. Bookmark to support LSMSA every time you shop! Alena Noakes (’18) calls friends of LSMSA during the annual Phonathon.

Add LSMSA to your Kroger Rewards Card. Link LSMSA’s NPO number 66870 to the Community Rewards section of your Kroger account page and support LSMSA each time you shop. Save your Community Coffee UPCs and mail them to the Foundation for use in the Cash for Schools Program. LSMSA license plates: Show your support for LSMSA every time you get in the car. The LSMSA license plate is available for vehicles registered in Louisiana. A portion of each registration goes directly back to LSMSA.

Note: The LSMSA Foundation is not eligible for Box Tops for Education. For more ways to give visit




Ask your employer if they have a matching gift policy and you can double, even triple, the impact of your gift to LSMSA at no additional cost to you.

Kerry Doyle (’18), Caroline Adkins (’19) and Matthew Couvillion (’93) update the social media posts during the Phonathon.

FOUNDATION RAISES RECORD AMOUNT DURING NINTH ANNUAL PHONATHON LSMSA’s ninth annual Phonathon raised more than $108,000, the most ever. More than 450 donors pledged to support LSMSA during the week of Jan. 29–Feb. 1, as 52 student volunteers completed nearly 2,200 phone calls to parents, alumni and other friends of LSMSA. Additionally, alumni volunteers in Houston, Austin and Washington, D.C., made coordinated phone calls to alumni friends. Many of the student callers volunteered because they recognize the important role the LSMSA Foundation plays in the school community. “Once I graduate, I will most likely donate to Phonathon every year,” said Kaleb Ray, a junior from Opelousas. “It contributes so much to the entire student body and affects the LSMSA experience in many ways.” When asked about her most memorable phonathon moment, Dakota Trim, a junior from Baton Rouge, said it was receiving a $500 donation from one of the LSMSA supporters she called. Gifts from the Phonathon are intended for the Foundation’s annual fund, which provides support to LSMSA where and when it needs it most. Examples of recent annual fund support to LSMSA include new textbooks, athletic equipment, costumes and set materials for theatrical and dance productions, scientific equipment and mathematics supplies.

The Gift, Spring 2018 issue  

The Gift, Spring 2018 issue