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About Us


As the philanthropic arm of Ochsner Lafayette General, Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation’s purpose is to steward lifelong relationships with donors, raise funds and dedicate its resources to Ochsner Lafayette General and the communities it serves.

Founded in 2014, Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providing resources to help advance the mission of Ochsner Lafayette General — to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.

As the largest not-for-profit, regional health system, Ochsner Lafayette General relies on the generosity of donors to support vital funding for programs and projects for patient care, innovative technology and equipment, medical education and training programs, and capital improvements.

When you give to Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation, 100% of your donation stays here in Acadiana to benefit the hospital or program you choose.


To secure and manage philanthropic resources to support the mission of Ochsner Lafayette General — to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.


To build a community of committed and grateful individuals for whom the advancement of healthcare is their philanthropic priority.


We achieve our vision and live our mission by our values. These principles set out how we work and define our ethical approach:

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Responsibility

Contact Us

Learn more about how you can advance Ochsner Lafayette General’s mission through philanthropy by contacting the Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation.


For more information or to make a gift, call 337-571-0080.



Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation
920 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503

Governance & Leadership

The staff of the Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation help fund critical medical services, equipment, building expansion and medical education for Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital, Ochsner St. Martin Hospital, Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics, Ochsner Acadia General Hospital, Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Lafayette General Community Center through administration of various funding initiatives, campaigns and events.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation. The Board represents a diverse group of leaders who share a key passion — enhancing community healthcare through philanthropy. Board members serve as volunteers and are not compensated for their services.

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Fund Initiatives

As a nonprofit, Ochsner Lafayette General relies on the generosity of its benefactors to support our mission — to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. When you donate to Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation, 100% of your gift stays here in the Acadiana region to advance healthcare through patient care, medical education, equipment and innovation. Discover the many ways you can contribute to a cause close to your heart.

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Endowed Funds

Creating an endowment or contributing to an existing one provides Ochsner Lafayette General with a permanent, self-sustaining source of income to support programs and priorities that impact thousands of patients. An endowed fund can be designated toward the unrestricted fund that supports Ochsner Lafayette General’s highest priorities, or to a specific purpose or area of care that is meaningful to you.

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Ways to Give

The Foundation works closely with generous individual and corporate partners to align their philanthropic interests with Ochsner’s vision to be a regional healthcare system that always delivers excellence. The Foundation works diligently to champion the importance of healthcare philanthropy and ensure that donors understand the impact of their gift and the lives they have touched. There are many ways you or your organization can give to Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation.

Donate Online

Checks can be mailed to:

Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation
920 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503

Annual Giving

Ochsner Lafayette General receives gifts annually from hundreds of benefactors in support of Ochsner Lafayette General’s mission. Every gift is important, no matter how large or small.

Employee & Alumni Giving

Hundreds of employees and alumni support Ochsner Lafayette General through charitable gifts, and together, donate thousands of dollars a year to help us continue to be the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.

Like all donors to Ochsner Lafayette General, employee donors are given the opportunity to support the aspects of healthcare that touch them most deeply — from growing our workforce to building new facilities. Their philanthropic investment in the organization helps to ensure high-quality care is always available in our community.

Employees can make annual renewable gifts, sign up for payroll deductions throughout the year or donate their paid time off during the year. To learn more about the Employee Giving program, contact Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation at 337-571-0080.

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Gifts of Gratitude Program

Our Gifts of Gratitude program is an annual direct mail appeal that offers a meaningful way for grateful patients and their loved ones to say thank you and recognize caregivers who made a difference during their visit or hospital stay.

Giving Days

  • SOLA Giving Day is an annual giving movement connecting donors and dollars to nonprofits like Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation. This event helps raise awareness about the critical role the Foundation plays within Ochsner Lafayette General, and it inspires people like you to give and to be a part of creating a stronger nursing workforce in the Acadiana region.
  • GivingTuesday is held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a national day of giving to inspire generosity around the world and our community, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.

Corporate Giving

Corporations and businesses play critical roles in the transformation of healthcare through grants and corporate giving. By supporting areas where your organization's mission aligns with ours, corporations and foundations accelerate and improve research, medical education and clinical care. There are a wide range of opportunities to strengthen the work taking place across Ochsner in Acadiana.

Foundation Giving

At Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation, we seek meaningful partnerships with foundations that are helping to make a difference in healthcare.

Together, we can form a partnership that resonates with your foundation’s mission and provides vital philanthropic support for the life-saving work being done every day by Ochsner physicians and medical staff.

We pursue and welcome philanthropic funding through private family foundations, corporate foundations and community foundations. We manage submissions of grants, monitor opportunities locally, review proposals and conduct prospect research. We also work closely with our corporate relations team to strategize the best approaches to corporate foundations.

Planned Giving

Planning for the future is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. A planned gift ensures that our community will have the latest medical technology, the finest facilities and world-class physicians so that the people we love can access the very best care available anywhere.

Our federal tax ID number is: 37-1766778.

Below is suggested language to use when drafting your bequest.

"I give, devise and bequeath to Ochsner Lafayette General, a Louisiana nonprofit corporation and a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, Federal Tax ID Number 37-1766778, the sum of __________ (or % of my estate), (or other personal property herein described) to be used for its general programs in patient care, medical education and research as it shall determine."

If you have named Ochsner Lafayette General in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.

There are many ways to make a gift of a lifetime. Please contact the Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation at 337-571-0080 for more information.

Learn About Planned Giving

Leave a Bequest


You can endow a department chair, a clinical program, building fund or other service to create a permanent funding source. Endowments can be named in your honor or for a loved one.

The minimum donation level for endowments is $25,000. When you create an endowment, the entire amount of your gift remains intact, with income from the endowment benefiting the program or service that you designate. To learn more, please contact us at 337-571-0080.

Naming Opportunities

We would be pleased to name a building, wing or suite of your choice in your honor or as a tribute to a loved one. You could also fund an apprenticeship or fellowship program. We would be glad to help you explore the options that best fit your personal financial and charitable needs.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Tribute Gifts are a thoughtful way of honoring a physician, nurse or caregiver who has made a positive impact on your care. Tribute Gifts are also a unique way to honor a friend, relative or co-worker for many of life’s special occasions — birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries or other milestones. Your generous contribution will be used to make a difference in the lives of the countless patients in our community for generations to come.

Memorial Gifts pay tribute to the memory of a loved one who has passed away, while making a difference in the lives of our patients.

If you would like memorial gifts for your family member designated to a specific area or program, please call 337-783-0080 or email us at

Many families request in obituaries that charitable gifts be made in memory of their loved one. Below is suggested obituary language:

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in memory of (Deceased Name) to Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation. Gifts can be made online or sent to:

Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation
920 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503

Become a Community Champion or Sponsor an Event

We invite you to join us in supporting our commitment to the health of the Acadiana region by becoming a sponsor of our philanthropy events. Or, you can become a Community Champion who hosts fundraising events. With your support, Ochsner Lafayette General can continue to provide exceptional patient care and deliver positive health outcomes. Our events raise funds for sports medicine, employee assistance, the Nursing Education Fund and the Center of Academic Excellence. Contact Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation for more information at 337-571-0080.

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Host an Event

Giving Societies

At Ochsner Lafayette General, we are committed to providing extraordinary care to our patients and their families. Every day, we strive to make a difference in the lives of those entrusted to our care. Generations of donors have helped to ensure the highest quality care in Acadiana. Supporters like you allow us to continue to be an asset for the community as a recognized leader in healthcare.

To recognize the generosity of donors who make our vision a reality, Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation has four giving societies. 

Benefactor Society

The Benefactor Society celebrates and recognizes the loyal and generous donors who have given $25,000 or more.

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society celebrates and recognizes the loyal and generous donors who have included Ochsner Lafayette General in their estate plans.

Physician Society

The Physician Society is a recognition program for physicians (current and alumni) who are committed to advancing the mission of Ochsner Lafayette General through philanthropy. Their support sets a powerful example that inspires benefactors of Ochsner Lafayette General Foundation to add their own contributions. Physicians who give $1,000 or more annually will receive membership in the Physician Society.

Partner in Health Society

Join us as a Partner in Health and support Ochsner Lafayette General’s Excellence Fund as we bring excellence in healthcare throughout the Acadiana region. As a Partner in Health, you enhance the health of those we serve through a tax-deductible contribution of $1,000 or more annually. Through your membership and investment, Partners in Health allow us to provide the highest quality care for the communities we serve, paving the way for a healthier Acadiana and state.

Share Your Donor Story

Here at Ochsner, our healthcare professionals, donors and volunteers are saving and changing lives every day. They are inspiring members of the Ochsner community who remind us daily that every act of kindness and compassion matters and makes a difference. If someone you know is a member of our community who you believe should be recognized for selfless support of Ochsner or our patients, or if you have witnessed a display of care that you would like to share, please fill out the Share Your Donor Story form.

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