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About the Endowment

The Fayette County 4-H Endowment is a permanent fund made possible through individual donations, business and corporate contributions, and fund-raising events.

Principal is invested permanently through the Ohio 4-H Foundation to generate the maximum interest possible. The interest income returns to Fayette County to fund 4-H Youth Development programs.

By placing gifts in the  permanent endowment account, contributors will be assured that their gift will remain in perpetuity, providing income to the 4-H program in the coming years.


Why is it necessary to have a county 4-H endowment?

County, state, and federal budgets are restrictive, and generally cannot be used to fund more than office operations. Interest income from county endowments can supplement these budgets to help assist with:

  • Awards for youth and adult volunteers
  • Development of new programs
  • Scholarships
  • Purchasing of program materials


Who manages the fund?

The fund is managed by the Office of the Treasurer of The Ohio State University.


Is a gift to the Fayette County 4-H Endowment fund tax deductible?

Yes. The Ohio 4-H Foundation and Fayette County Endowment is a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation.


More Questions?

Contact Pablo Villa, CFAES Advancement Officer, at or 614-247-7344.