Donate to 4-H
The 4-H Keystone Society was created by the Pennsylvania 4-H Development Council as a way to secure 4-H for years to come. We need your financial commitment to ensure the future success of this program that has successfully served so many of our youth. Please consider supporting this important initiative.
- Pennsylvania 4-H reaches more than 170,000 young people in cities, towns, and rural areas across the Commonwealth.
- Your gift will have a profound impact, allowing 4-H participants to master skills and knowledge that will make them better citizens.
- 4-H is growing to meet future needs with today’s programming in science, technology, and engineering; healthy living; and citizenship. Your gift supports this essential programming in Pennsylvania.
Together we can ensure that Pennsylvania’s children and youth will have 4-H Forever!
Dan Nestlerode, President 4-H Development Council
Christy Bartley, Extension Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development
The Need for Support
Since its founding in 1902, 4-H has demonstrated its worth in agriculture, homemaking, nutrition, dairy production, gardening, and many other areas.
However, recent years have seen a decline in support from federal and state funds. A dedicated endowment is needed if Pennsylvania 4-H programs are to remain vital through the twenty-first century.
Building 4-H Endowments
Gifts to the Pennsylvania 4-H Keystone Society will be used to sustain the Commonwealth’s 4-H program. The society is open to individuals and organizations that give a minimum of $2,500 to help grow Pennsylvania 4-H endowments. The gift may be made as a single payment or through an annual pledge of $500 for five consecutive years.
How Can Pledges Be Made?
There are several ways to make your gift in a single payment of $2,500 or as a pledge of $500 for five years. You may choose to pay the entire sum in cash or in appreciated stocks. Your pledge may also be paid annually, biannually, or quarterly.
A gift of $2,500 works out to just $42 per month for five years. If you’d like, the monthly amount can be made as an electronic funds transfer each month for five years.
You may designate your pledge to support your local 4-H county endowment or any of the many statewide 4-H program endowments.
To become a member of The Pennsylvania 4-H Keystone Society or if you have any questions, please contact:
College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office
233 Ag Admin Building
University Park, PA 16802