BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Southern University System Foundation is hosting its annual SU Give Day. Leaders of all five campuses say making the commitment to the school system is more than just a donation, it’s an investment in future leaders. 

“We have to take a chance with our money on students who have made a decision that they are going to do better for themselves and their families,” said Southern University New Orleans Chancellor James H. Ammons. “Many of these students can’t pick up the phone and say, ‘Hey mom, hey dad, I need 500 dollars’ but they are doing exceptionally well in their academic endeavors.”

The annual Million Dollar March giving campaign benefits programs at all five campuses as well as scholarships and opportunities like international studies. 

“We want students to understand that this world is bigger than SUS, it’s bigger than Louisiana, we want them to get out and see the world,” said Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center Chancellor Orlando Mcmeans.

“We believe no amount is too small or too large to plant a seed in the lives of students on our campuses,” said Southern University Shreveport Interim Chancellor, Vladimir Alexander.

For those looking for other ways to invest in the school system, Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center John K. Pierre says volunteers and mentors are always welcome.  

The annual initiative by the Southern University System Foundation is the final appeal of the Foundation’s Million Dollar March.

Member institutions are Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge), Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University Shreveport, Southern University Law Center, and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Southern University Laboratory School, the System’s K-12 school, also benefits from the Southern University System Foundation.

Donations are still being accepted. To donate, click here.