Missouri 4-H Foundation
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1944 4-H trip inspired $250,000 endowment
The seeds for Missouri's first National 4-H Congress Endowment Fund were planted in 1944, when a young Cape Girardeau County farm boy took his first train ride to Chicago.
Walt Wilkening was part of University of Missouri Extension's delegation to the National 4-H Congress at Chicago's Union Stock Yard. He and other youth escaped the worries of World War II for a few days to share ideas and learn leadership skills. Read more.
— Story by Linda Geist, photo by Amanda Stapp
Dairy Judging Team invited to international contest
The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team, already ranked among the top 10 in the United States has been invited to compete in the 2014 International Dairy Judging Tour of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland in the summer of 2014. Read more.
The team is hard at work now to raise the $24,000 needed to finance the trip. Help us meet our goal by contributing to the fundraising effort using our secure online donation form. Donate Now!
Frank Graham — "Mr. 4-H"
April 9, 1920 - September 20, 2013
When the Missouri 4-H Foundation was established in 1949, Frank Graham was there, and he was involved with the foundation until his death. Frank was a National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate; he devoted his life to helping others; and exemplified the Heart in the 4-H Clover. For his generous spirit and practical wisdom, the Missouri 4-H Foundation was honored to induct Frank Graham into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame in 2011.
Goppert Foundation endows Missouri 4-H Scholarship
A $50,000 endowment from the Goppert Foundation, Kansas City, Mo. will provide perpetual support for 4-H youths from ten Missouri counties to attain higher education. Youths from Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, and Saline counties will be eligible for college scholarships through the Missouri 4-H Foundation beginning in 2013. Read more.
FCS Financial endows MU Extension 4-H animal science programs
FCS Financial, a member of the Farm Credit System, has pledged $25,000 to establish the FCS Financial – Missouri 4-H Animal Science Fund. The pledge supports the Missouri 4-H Foundation endowment initiative, The Next Sixty Years, which focuses on providing permanent support for University of Missouri Extension 4-H state programs. Read more.
4-H Legacy Gifts
Born on November 24, 1911 at Glen Oaks Farm near Bendena, Kan. to Edwin and Agnes (Steele) Jones, Nellie Mabel was the youngest of six siblings. The family moved from Kansas to the St. Joseph, Mo. area in 1919.
A bequest of $250,000 from Missouri 4-H Foundation supporter, Everett Gallup, through the Everett and Sarah Wilna Gallup Trust, will support college educations through the Dennis E. Gallup 4-H Memorial Scholarship at the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
The seeds for Missouri's first National 4-H Congress Endowment Fund were planted in 1944 when a young Cape Girardeau County farm boy took his first train ride to Chicago.