Boone County Endowment Fund —
Ensures long-term funding for local programming efforts.
The Boone County Extension Center has two options for endowment contributions, providing donors with the flexibility to direct their dollars in a more targeted way. Both will help ensure the long-term viability of Extension programming to Boone County residents.
Our primary endowment will help offset the cost of office operations. Our goal is to grow the corpus of this endowment to the point that it provides enough interest revenue to significantly reduce our dependence on Boone County taxpayers.
Our second endowment will help ensure an adequate level of maintenance and upkeep of our building and grounds. Our office is located on the former Shotte family farm, generously donated to MU Extension in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graham. Mr. Graham had a very long association with Extension in Boone County, as well as statewide and nationally. The office building sits in the footprint of the old farmhouse on a beautiful shaded lot with plantings maintained by Master Gardener and Master Naturalist program graduates. The spring house, hitching post, working water pump, and chicken coop (now storage) are all evidence of the former farm.
All contributions to the Boone County Endowment Fund automatically go to the primary endowment, the operations fund, unless otherwise designated by the donor. To make your contribution to the building endowment, you can either add your directions in the 'comments' section of the donation form, or contact the Boone County Extension office directly.