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Renville County 4-H Endowment Officially Created!

The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is excited to announce the creation of a new 4-H endowment for Renville County. Fifty-seven donors contributed over $23,000 to make the Renville County 4-H Endowment a reality.

A team of youth and adult volunteers wrote letters, visited with civic groups, wrote thank you messages and got local donors excited about this opportunity.

As part of the local 4-H Leaders Council, Renville County youth will have opportunities to make decisions in partnership with adults about how funds generated through the new endowment will be used to benefit young people in their community. The Leaders Council hopes to use these funds to increase learning about the science behind projects local 4-H'ers are engaged in--whether that be animals, garden vegetables, robotics, photography or other popular 4-H projects.

Having a quasi-endowment with the Minnesota 4-H Foundation adds a level of financial security to the Renville County 4-H program. With an eye towards the future, the volunteer group that worked to start the endowment is looking for ways to engage additional donors and is considering a Renville Co. 4-H Gift of Grain Brochure.pdf for the upcoming harvest season.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Renville County 4-H Endowment, please contact Erin Kelly-Collins, county development liaison, at 612-624-7667 or erinkc@umn.edu.



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