Donate to MU Extension

Advancing the mission of MU Extension
The next 100 years

The University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County serves the citizens of the county by providing unbiased, practical, research-based education based on local needs. In Webster County and across the state, MU Extension improves lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies that enhance access to the resources and research of the University of Missouri.

For over 100 years, MU Extension has served the people of Missouri. And now more than ever, we are called on to help people deal with profound and rapid change. Due to public opposition to taxes, traditional federal, state and county funding sources no longer cover the cost of services and the increasing public demand for MU Extension educational programming and expertise. As a result, more private and business donations, fees, and grants must be added to our funding mix to sustain the programs that serve you.

See the funding statistics (PDF) for the Webster County Extension Center.

That’s where you can help. Your passion for helping others can be multiplied many times over by your contribution to Webster County Extension. We can leverage your donations with other federal, state and county resources to get a dramatically larger benefit to the county with your contributions.Your investment in MU Extension's future is an investment in Missouri's future. You can make a lasting difference.

Ways to contribute are listed below.

Local giving

  • Donors may make a gift of time by volunteering as 4-H club and project leaders, extension council members, Master Gardeners and/or general office support.
  • Donors may make a financial gift in the following ways:
    Current gifts Future gifts Life income gifts


    Stock & other securities

    Real estate

    Personal property


    Wills & bequests

    Living trusts

    Life insurance

    Retirement plans

    Certificates of deposit

    Charitable gift annuities

    Charitable remainder trusts

    Charitable lead trusts

    Life estate agreements

    Honor & memorial gifts

  • Print and complete this Giving form (PDF) to tell us how you want to help in Webster County.
  • Price Cutter “Helping Hand” programbring or send us the store's Reward Receipts you get when you buy their products. We can redeem them for cash.

Online giving

Select a fund to give to today. It’s quick, easy, secure and tax-deductible.:

Webster County Gift Fund — Provides monies to support local programming in the short-term and/or jump-start important educational efforts in Webster County.

Webster County Endowment Fund — Ensures long-term funding for local programming efforts in Webster County.

Amazon Smile Program — Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible online purchases to us when you shop there.

Excellence in Extension Fund — Enables MU Extension to address Missourians' most compelling needs statewide or to take advantage of unexpected opportunities to improve the lives of Missourians.