Thibodeaux Bequest

Rarely do two people impact as many lives as have been impacted by the Dr. Ben and Clare Roy Thibodeaux planned gift to UL. An $8 million bequest in their will represents the largest-ever private gift to the University.

The Thibodeauxs' bequest established an endowment that will forever provide scholarship assistance for students who attend UL.
Each year, more than 100 entering freshmen from Lafayette, St. Martin parishes are offered  a 4-year scholarship (each valued at $8,000) from the Dr. Ben & Clare Roy Thibodeaux Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The Thibodeauxs heartily believed in helping students achieve their dream of receiving a college education. Their bequest is allowing many students' dreams to come true.

For more information about making a bequest to UL in your will or trust for the future benefit of an area of interest to you at the University, please contact David Comeaux, Director of Planned Giving, by calling (337) 482-0922 or e-mail

impact_title Support UL Lafayette with a Monthly Gift.
impact_summary The gift occurs on the 15th of every month.
give_amounts 20,50,100,500
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