County endowment funds: a way of paying forward
Ever since Dr. Maude Harris, County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health, started working for MU Extension in Scott County 26 years ago, she has donated a portion of each paycheck to her county’s endowment fund.
Giving back to help youth build belonging and community
One donor with a vision can make such a powerful difference in the lives of Missouri youth. A generous estate gift from Kathryn McKillip Thrift to the Missouri 4-H Foundation is one such example. Her gift will provide for the creation of two endowment funds: one to provide a permanent source of support for Missouri 4-H camp programs; the second to support the Lone Star 4-H Club and 4-H youth development program in Crawford County, Missouri.
Growing 4-H programs and youth success
More Missouri youth are now connecting with 4-H thanks to supporters like Ken Donohew and Ellen Kippel who are dedicated to helping MU Extension bring Mizzou to all Missourians.
Wesley Tucker named first recipient of new Brown Professional Development Award
Farm families count Wesley Tucker among Missouri’s best resources for help with intergenerational farm transfer and succession issues. Tucker, a University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agriculture business and policy, also is recognized nationally as an expert on the economics of forage livestock systems.
Founders Fund helps ensure [email protected]’s future vitality
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Missouri ([email protected]) has announced the establishment of an endowed Founders Fund — a step that will help ensure the long-term vitality of this University of Missouri Extension program that provides educational, cultural and social opportunities for learners ages 50 and over.
Annual Land-Grant Society members make a lasting impact
Giving to the University of Missouri Extension can help transform communities. Warren and Betty Sapp and Andrew Zumwalt experienced this firsthand through generous gifts that qualify them for annual membership in the newly established MU Land-Grant Society, a donator recognition society to support extension and engagement work and impacts across Missouri.
Missouri 4-H career-readiness programs get $75,000 boost from Healthy Blue's affiliated Foundation
The 4-H Youth Futures College Within Reach program, developed by the University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, is a college orientation program that includes ongoing local mentoring, campus visits and a conference on the MU campus.
MU Extension and Engagement Cabinet on Philanthropy
The MU Extension and Engagement Cabinet on Philanthropy serves as a catalyst for strengthening and extending the work of Mizzou’s land-grant mission through the consistent and generous support of donors.
Support Mizzou Giving Day: the perfect recipe for Missouri 4-H impact and success
Through the 4-H SNAC program, youth have the opportunity to become community leaders by developing a youth-led initiative to promote health habits.
For life-long learning and connections, support Mizzou Giving Day
For Helen and George Washburn, “lifelong learning” is more than a program motto: it is central to how Helen, former president of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, and George, a former high school principal, create community.
For programs that are out of this world, support Mizzou Giving Day
Outer space is what first brought Ron Boain together with MU Extension's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as a learner, instructor and donor
To help empower youth leaders, support Mizzou Giving Day
At 4-H we give young people like Troy Ludwig the opportunity to build the leadership skills they need today to succeed in the future, but we can't do it without you.
Extension exceeds Our Time to Lead goal: new initiatives continue the momentum
University of Missouri Extension and Engagement exceeded its Our Time to Lead goal by nearly 50% — raising more than $37.2 million for the MU comprehensive giving campaign launched five years ago. Generous donors gave more than $6.5 million in the last year alone. To celebrate this milestone, MU Extension and Engagement this week announced two philanthropic initiatives to carry this exciting momentum through the next century.
4-H scholarship donors help youth leaders develop and flourish
For longtime Missouri 4-H member Hannah Persell, the power of giving goes beyond words. Persell — a University of Missouri senior studying agriculture business management — received one of the 501 scholarships totaling $515,800 that the Missouri 4-H Foundation awarded during MU's comprehensive Our Time to Lead giving campaign.
Gift extends Mizzou research, programs to underserved people, communities across Missouri
How the grandson of a pre-Depression era extension agent in Monroe County, Missouri, and a 1960s VISTA volunteer from the Bronx met is a story in itself. But together Ken Donohew and Ellen Kippel have nurtured those service-oriented roots and dedicated themselves to supporting the University of Missouri and higher education opportunities for all.
Make a Gift of Grain
Charitable gifts of grain commodities can be donated at any time but work best when donated in the year following the year they are grown. Learn the advantages of making gifts of commodities and farm inventory.
Make a Gift of Publicly-Traded Stock
You can make a gift of publicly-traded stock and reduce or eliminate your capital gains tax. Learn more about the benefits of giving stock.
Making a Gift of Real Estate
Real estate can be a great way to make a gift. Learn more of the advantages of a donation of real estate to MU Extension.