What’s an endowment? It is a permanent fund that grows and provides financial resources for years to come and helps secure the future of 4‑H in your county.
In Jackson County, raising the $25,000 to start the endowment was a true community effort! County Extension Director and 4‑H Youth Development Educator Heather VonDielingen shares this with us:
“It started in March 2020 with an anonymous donor pledging $10,000 and gained momentum with a $5,000 pledge from Excel Manufacturing (owned by Brent and Sandy Kilgas) along with the Jackson County 4‑H Council. The Jackson County 4‑H Junior Leaders donated proceeds from their Third Annual Dinner and Dessert Auction, too.”
With more funds from supporters and a Giving Tuesday campaign, Jackson County reached its $25,000 goal! The endowment will help support programs, supplies and other needs for years to come. Congratulations!
For more information, visit our Endowments page at www.in4h.org/endowments.