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Support the Center

Do you share the Center for Louisiana Studies' passion for our state, its history, and its cultures?
If so, you can help support the Center's mission by making a tax-deductible donation to the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation, in support of our mission. 

Contribution to Center Operations

Tax-deductible contributions can be made to support the Center for Louisiana Studies' ongoing publication, research, conservation, and programming endeavors--or its work to renovate the J. Arthur Roy House. The Center has multiple accounts within the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation, so you may direct your donation to the area of our work that you find most rewarding. Those accounts are:

  • The Roy House Fund (#18690)
  • The Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore Fund (acct. #01857)
  • The Center for Louisiana Studies Endowed Fund (acct. #03095)
  • The Center for Louisiana Studies Publication Fund (acct. #03099)
  • The Breaux Family “Acadian Families Fund” (acct. #02640)

Please direct donations to:

Dr. Josh Caffery, Director
Center for Louisiana Studies
P. O. Box 43558
Lafayette, LA 70504

or make a donation online at the UL Lafayette Foundation's website. In the comments section, make sure to designate which fund account number you would like your gift be directed to.

You can also mail a check to:


UL Lafayette Foundation
P. O. Box 44290
Lafayette, LA 70504
Checks should be made payable to the UL Lafayette Foundation with an indication of the proper account number listed above in the memo line.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (337) 482-6027 or cls@louisiana.edu, if you would like more information.

Roy House

To gain more visibility and accessibility, the Center for Louisiana Studies plans to move into into new quarters:  the J. Arthur Roy House.

Built at the turn of the 20th century by J. Arthur Roy, a prominent Lafayette landowner, businessman, and an early supporter of the University, the Roy House is the only UL Lafayette property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An architectural treasure, it is prominently located at the corner of Johnston Street and University Avenue.

The Center reached its goal to restore the Roy House in November of 2020.

We will continue to raise funds for an endownment for ongoing maintenance to ensure the house does not fall into disrepair in the future.

To make a donation online to the Roy House effort, follow this link:

https://give.louisiana.edu/give-now/restoretheroy

If you would like to make a contribution by check, please direction your to donation to:

Dr. Josh Caffery, Director
Center for Louisiana Studies
P. O. Box 43558
Lafayette, LA 70504

Checks should be made payable to the UL Lafayette Foundation, with "Roy House" noted in the memo line.

For more information about how you can be involved in this effort, please contact CLS Director Dr. Josh Caffery at josh.caffery@louisiana.edu or by calling (337) 482-6027. 

Restore the Roy