LSU Foundation’s
Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund

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Dear potential donor:

The LSU Foundation’s Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund was created for enhancing and sustaining the LSU AgCenter Zamorano Visiting Scholars Program that was co-founded and is currently co-managed by the LSU AgCenter and Zamorano Agricultural Society at LSU. Sincerely, we thank you for your contributions, and appreciate every effort in preserving the legacy of cooperation between Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano that has directly benefited students from Latin America, by helping them to achieve their educational aspirations and pursuits.

Should you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us, we will make every effort to assist you. And please feel free to share this webpage that will inform your colleagues, employer, and friends about giving opportunities.

Kind regards,

Carlos García, Ph.D.


 

DOCUMENTS

Fund Presentation by Dr. Carlos García PDF document (Nov. 7, 2014 - talk for donors )

Letter of Fund Approval PDF document (September 16, 2014)

Description of Fund PDF document (Co-edited with the LSU AgCenter, 09/16/2014)

Initiative for Fund Creation by Dr. Carlos García PDF document (1st. proposal 05/23/2014; 7th. draft 07/11/2014)

Talk at Ohio State University by Dr. Carlos García
"Conceptual Framework for the Administration of Research-Focused University Internship Programs"
Presentation: PDF (5/21/2011, the
LSU AgCenter Zamorano Visiting Scholars Program is presented as a case study)

LSU AgCenter Zamorano Internship Program
[ link to Zamorano Agricultural Society at LSU]

2004 original constitution of Zamorano Agricultural Society at LSU
02/20/2004   New Org Status 8/31/2004   03/31/2009

 

FUND JUSTIFICATION  [ top ]

The LSU Foundation’s Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund was created for enhancing and sustaining the LSU AgCenter Zamorano Visiting Scholars Program that was co-founded and is currently co-managed by the LSU AgCenter and Zamorano Agricultural Society at LSU.

 

FUND DESCRIPTION  [ top ]

Fund Name

Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund

Manager of the Funds

LSU AgCenter International Programs

Target Contribution

 US $20,000.00 per year.

Time Period for Initial Fund Raising

09/16/2014 – 09/15/2015

Purpose

The Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund supports long-term sustainability, outreach, recruiting, education, and research programs for Zamorano visiting scholars, with the goal of developing future agricultural leaders from the Zamorano Panamerican Agriculture School.

Scholarships and Graduate Research Assistantships

If a donor expresses interest in supporting either a scholarship or a graduate research assistantship for students pursuing degrees in agriculture-related fields, a separate fund will be established for that purpose.

Contributions

Checks will be made payable to LSU Foundation and should specify Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund in the memo or in an attachment.  Credit card and online options will also be available for contributions.

Acknowledgements

The LSU Foundation will formally acknowledge all gifts received for the account of the Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund. While funds will be credited to the benefit of the Zamorano Scholars Fund, letters to donors will acknowledge a donation to the LSU Foundation.

 LSU AgCenter International Programs will also acknowledge gifts made to the Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund.

 

CONTRIBUTE BY MAKING A DONATION  [ top ]
We sincerely thank you for your contributions. Please read the LSU Foundation's privacy policy:  http://www.lsufoundation.org/s/1585/wide.aspx?sid=1585&gid=1&sitebuilder=1&pgid=587

Donations are tax deductible in the United States, please do consult with your tax accountant for more details. Tips on tax deduction of charitable contributions from the IRS http://www.irs.gov/uac/Eight-Tips-for-Deducting-Charitable-Contributions

 MAKE YOUR DONATIONS ONLINE   [ top ]
    1. Visit the website of the LSU Foundation http://www.lsufoundation.org 
         a.       Desktop computers: In the main navigation menu, place your mouse pointer over GIVING, click on the first option: GIVE NOW.
         b.      Smartphones and tablets: clink on the main navigation menu (yellow box at the top left margin), and then click on GEAUX GIVE.
    2. Under CAMPUSES section, click on the LSU AgCenter’s link [ http://www.lsufoundation.org/givetolsuagcenter  ]
    3. In the DESIGNATIONS section, click on the text “Click to choose a fund(s)” and a small window will appear, navigate to the bottom and select the option OTHER, and click on CONTINUE. The window will be closed, and now you can continue.
    4. Write the amount of your contribution (in US $).
    5. Write donor information.
    6. Write in the comments section “Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund.” This ensures that your donation goes directly to the referred fund.
    7. Click on SAVE AND CONTINUE.
    8. Enter billing information, and proceed to complete the donation.
    9. You will receive an email confirming and thanking your contribution.


MAKE YOUR DONATIONS WITH CHECKS  [ top ]
You can send a check payable to the “LSU Foundation” and in the memo section of your check please write the following “Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund.” Mail or deliver your donation to the following address:

LSU AgCenter International Programs
LSU Box 16090
Sugar Station Building
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
United States of America
 

IMPACT ON POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH  [ top ]

Approximately two thirds of former interns have continued graduate studies, this occurs because we have created a very rigorous and competitive selection process that ensures successful admission into graduate school, and we have also encouraged a group-culture of continuous mentoring and support for working together to the same ends in professional and cooperative ways. Recurrently, interns continue their post-graduate education and research activities with their supervisor as a result of the formed professional relationships between intern and professors that were forged during the internship program. As an illustration of these fostered cooperative relationships, below you will find a sample of theses and dissertations that were authored by former interns, immediately after their participation in the LSU AgCenter Zamorano Visiting Scholars Program. This program has been co-managed between the LSU AgCenter and Zamorano Agricultural Society at LSU since its inception between 2004 and 2005.*

*This short list constitutes a sample of only theses and dissertations that were written by former interns. The list excludes the works of students that did not participate in the internship program but were directly recruited by members of Zamorano Agricultural Society at LSU.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [ top ]

The following list compiles the most commonly asked questions about the LSU Foundation’s Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund.

What is the minimum recommended donation? It is entirely up to you, but, we encourage voluntary donations of at least US $ 5.00

Is the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano directly associated with the fund? To the extent that the direct beneficiaries of the fund are alumni from the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano.

As a donor, who keeps my information? The LSU Foundation, under this strict privacy policy  http://www.lsufoundation.org/s/1585/wide.aspx?sid=1585&gid=1&sitebuilder=1&pgid=587

What proportion of my donation will directly support the fund? 95% of your donation supports the fund directly as a very small fee (5%) supports university development programs. However, it is important to keep in mind that the visiting scholars program also benefits indirectly from these programs .   

What are the benefits for employers donating into this fund? In addition to assisting on the achievement of the purpose of the fund, employers may benefit in other indirect ways such as provision of support to research in agriculture, development of human resources in agriculture, diversification of centers for recruitment of potential employees, and contribution to agricultural education and human capital formation in general.

What is the current balance of the fund? The fund was recently proposed , on the middle of May 2014, and was finally established on Sept 16 2014 (see documents). So, after thanksgiving we will  determine the first balance of the fund as more and more pledges are fulfilled.

Do you accept matching donations from employers? Yes, for more details please contact Ms. Marcy Fisher [ MFisher /a t/ agcenter.lsu.edu ], she is the liaison between the LSU Foundation and the LSU AgCenter. Also, you may contact the LSU Foundation via the toll-free helpline at 1 (800) 452-7928.

Has the fund received donations from former interns supported by the visiting scholars program? The fund has recently being established (see documents). By next year, we will have a clearer idea about the sources of funding as pledges from alumni are fulfilled.

Can I specify how my donation is spent? Since contributions for this fund are treated as gifts, you can not specify how your money is going to be spent. Every donation will only support the achievement of the fund's purpose (see fund description). However, if you want to make a significant donation with specific requirements and deadlines, the LSU Foundation can easily accommodate your requests. For more information please contact Ms. Marcy Fisher [ MFisher /a t/ agcenter.lsu.edu ], she is the liaison between the LSU Foundation and the LSU AgCenter.

How can I make a donation? You can donate via online or by checks

Are the donations tax deductible? Yes, absolutely. Please contact your tax accountant.

What currencies are accepted in the LSU foundation's website? Dollars from the United States. Donations from abroad are converted by your financial institution. 

Who will acknowledge my donation? Given the privacy policy of The LSU Foundation, this entity will primarily and formally acknowledge all of the donations that are received as gifts for the Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund. The acknowledgement letter of the gift will be sent immediately after you make your donation. In the case that you make your donation via online, you will receive an email of confirmation within 10 to 15 minutes after completing the transaction of your donation. See the acknowledgments section in the fund description.

Is there a phone number that I can call for assistance while making my donation? The LSU Foundation has a toll-free helpline: 1 (800) 452-7928

Who pays for the traveling costs from home country? Recently, interns are responsible for those costs. In the past, the program covered round-trip traveling costs.

Has the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano provided financial support to the LSU AgCenter Zamorano Visiting Scholars Program? It has not provided financial support to the LSU AgCenter Zamorano Visiting Scholars Program; however, the direct beneficiaries of the program are alumni from the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano. Since the inception of the program, so far, the entire costs have been covered by both the LSU AgCenter and LSU professors' research funds associated with the LSU AgCenter

In some universities students have to pay for the opportunity to make an internship, how much is it paid by students/interns in this program? Zero. In fact, the program pays a monthly stipend  to the interns.

What is the current cost of hosting an intern during a 3-4 months period? Current costs are approximately US $ 7,000.00

What is the best way to donate to the fund? The easiest way to donate is via online

 

LEGAL NAMES OF INSTITUTIONS [ top ]

CONTACT INFORMATION  [ top ]
Thank you for your generous contribution to the LSU Foundation’s Zamorano Scholars Program Support Fund. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question, we will make every effort to assist you, please address your inquiry accordingly:

FUND DEVELOPMENT
    Dr. Carlos García [ cgarci8 / a t / tigers.lsu.edu ]
    http://www.carlosignacio.com/ignatius/contact.php 

FUND DONATIONS
    Marcy Fisher [ MFisher / a t / agcenter.lsu.edu ]
    Assistant Director - LSU Foundation/LSU AgCenter Liaison
    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/authors/MFisher.htm 

    LSU Foundation
    Toll-free helpline: 1 (800) 452-7928
    Tel: (225) 578-3811
    Fax: (225) 578-0530
    Email: contact@lsufoundation.org
    Website: http://www.lsufoundation.org

FUND MANAGEMENT
    Mary P. Coco [ MCoco / a t / agcenter.lsu.edu ]
    Assistant Director at LSU AgCenter International Programs
    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/authors/MCoco.htm 

LSU AGCENTER ZAMORANO VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
    Susan Karimiha [ skarimiha / a t / agcenter.lsu.edu ]
    Program Coordinator at LSU AgCenter International Programs
    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/mcms/webtools/directory/view_emp.aspx?encid=UwBLAGEAcgBpAG0AaQBoAGEA

    José Estrada [ jestra3 / a t / tigers.lsu.edu ]
    President of ZAS & Graduate student in Food Science

    Zamorano Agricultural Society at LSU
    [ zaslsu / a t / lsu.edu ]
 

FUND PRESENTATION [ top ]

Fund Presentation by Dr. Carlos García PDF document (Nov. 7, 2014 - talk for donors )

 

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