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Boudreauxs Give $3.5 Million for Finance, Writing Programs

Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts are the beneficiaries of a new $3.5 million gift from Carole B. (NC ’65) and Kenneth J. Boudreaux (B ’67).

The gift includes $2 million to create a scholarship fund for Freeman School graduate students and to establish the Kenneth J. Boudreaux (MBA ’67) Professorship in Finance. Another $1.5 million will establish the Carole Barnette Boudreaux (NC ’65) Creative Writing Endowed Fund, which will bring established and emerging writers to campus.


Kenneth J. Boudreaux served as a professor of finance and economics at Tulane before his retirement in 2010.

“The university’s consistent integrity, intellectual rigor, success and generous spirit continually impress us. We are delighted to be able to contribute this way,” the Boudreauxs said.

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“University business education is undergoing a period of rapid change, but one thing remains constant — the need for exceptional scholars and educators,” said Ira Solomon, Freeman School dean. “With this generous gift from Ken and Carole Boudreaux, the Freeman School can support the research and teaching activities of an outstanding professor in finance as well as provide financial support to enable the best and brightest students to attend our graduate programs.”

“The Carole Barnette Boudreaux Creative Writing Fund allows us to bring some of the most exciting writers of our times to the Tulane campus, and to connect students, faculty and members of the community with literary artists at the height of their art,” said Brian Edwards, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and professor of English. “The brilliance and generosity of the Boudreauxs’ gift is that it allows us both to host literary superstars and younger novelists and poets whose work is admired by other writers, but not yet internationally famous.”