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Virginia 4-H Foundation

More than 174,000 Virginia 4-H members are developing caring relationships, learning leadership and life skills, and providing service to others and their communities. The skills learned through 4-H help young people become competent, caring, and contributing citizens. Increased financial support is necessary to maintain and enhance the quality of the educational programs for which 4-H is known. You can make a difference by contributing to Virginia 4-H through the Virginia 4-H Foundation. The Virginia 4-H Foundation is a portfolio of accounts with in the Virginia Tech Foundation and possesses the 5013C status of the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.

Funds are raised to support a number of areas:  

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• Member Recognition -- Recognition is provided to 4-H members for outstanding achievements.

• Scholarships -- Scholarships are provided for youth, adult volunteers, and Extension agents based on need, innovation, and achievement.

• Leadership Development -- The development of leaders, both teens and adults, is the cornerstone of 4-H.

• Program Enhancement -- Virginia 4-H must continually enhance and add high quality educational programs to keep up with the needs of youth and communities.

• Endowment Programs -- Endowments are established to support specific projects, county 4-H programs, and the Virginia 4-H Program.

The Virginia 4-H Foundation raises money to support and enhance the Virginia 4-H Youth Development Program. Support from individuals, companies, foundations, and organizations enables the Virginia 4-H Foundation to fund innovative new programs and improve existing 4-H educational opportunities throughout Virginia. Gifts of any size are welcome and may be made in several ways.

Your gift to Virginia 4-H could be doubled if your company matches charitable gifts. To see if your employer is among the matching-gift companies, check with your personnel office. Complete the necessary form and return it with your gift.

You can donate to Virginia 4-H in a variety of ways, including current gifts such as cash, property, corporate matching, and securities or planned gifts such as life insurance, will/bequests, memorials, and charitable trusts/annuities. Many large gifts require careful planning. The Virginia 4-H Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with prospective donors.

A gift to Virginia 4-H can be designated to a specific 4-H youth development area or focus. It can also be designated to support Virginia 4-H, a county 4-H program, a 4-H educational center, or a combination of these.


For more information on how you can support the Virginia 
4-H program, please contact:

Ben Grove
Associate Director of Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
216 Hutcheson Hall (0402)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-7640


Vernon Meacham
Director of  Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
216 Hutcheson Hall (0402)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-3071