Support the Master Gardener™ Program by Contributing to the OSU Master Gardener™ Program Endowment.
Our Goal: $1,000,000
Our Progress (As of April 19, 2013): $164,837 in the endowment account
In addition, the Master Gardener™ Program has been fortunate to be the recipient of several generous estate gifts.
Also in 2012, the Master Gardener™ Program was the fortunate recipient of a $25,000 gift pledge (payable over 5 years) by the Clackamas County Master Gardener™ Association. This gift pledge represents the first time that a Master Gardener™ Association has stepped forward to make a long term pledge to the program.
We are grateful for these generous donors, and for all of the supporters of the Master Gardener™ Program who volunteer their time and/or offer financial support to keep the program running in the face of diminishing state support.
In 2004, the Oregon Master Gardener Association (OMGA), the OSU Extension Service, and the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences launched the OSU Master Gardener™ Program Endowment, a fundraising initiative to ensure that the OSU Master Gardener™ program will continue to grow and serve Oregonians across the state.
The Oregon Master Gardener Association and its chapters, individual Master Gardeners, and other program supporters have generously donated over $150,000 to the fund. Our goal is to raise over one million dollars in support of the statewide Master Gardener™ Program. The interest earnings from the endowment will provide on-going and sustainable program support for the statewide program, thus ensuring the continued success and impact of Oregon Master Gardeners™. Although we have a long way to go before we reach our goal of one million dollars, every little bit helps.
OSU Master Gardeners™ are volunteers who serve as gardening educators in Oregon communities. They offer research-based horticultural information to citizens across the state. They conduct educational programs that address critical issues such as safe pest management practices, water quality protection, yard waste management and composting, and the welfare of youth, senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Your support of the OSU Master Gardener™ Program Endowment helps to ensure that these programs will continue to evolve and meet the needs of today's gardeners.
You can contribute to the OSU Master Gardener™ Program Endowment in one of two ways:
Fill in your contact information. Under "Giving Information - Other", fill in the "Designation Description" as Statewide Master Gardener™ Program Endowment.
All contributions to the OSU Master Gardener™ Program Endowment are tax-deductible.