Endowment Support

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

Burke County Cooperative Extension is proud to be able to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land, and economy of Burke County citizens through a variety of venues.  Working with young people through the 4-H Development Program, providing educational information to support families, or utilizing the skills of the 50+ Master Gardeners are a few of the ways we provide outreach to the county.

In order to reach additional audiences and grow the educational opportunities available to the county’s citizens, we ask you to consider making a contribution to one or more of the Endowments set-up to support the programs offered through Burke County Cooperative Extension.   

The O. Reagan Ammons Agricultural Endowment has been established to honor our former director while providing additional funds for programming in agriculture for Burke County.  A second endowment was created to support youth development for the young people of the county through the Burke County 4-H Program.  The third opportunity is to support the gift given by Le and Clark Erwin.  The Erwin’s donated the property now called, the Burke Extension Outdoor Learning Center at Bellevue.  A gift will support future buildings, additions, and/or programming at this property.  If you are unsure where you would like your gift to go, a final option is available.  A Burke County Cooperative Extension Enhancement Fund has been created to support the total work of Extension. Whether it be through nutrition or horticultural programs, economic development, or 4-H, the enhancement fund will provide additional resources.

In these hard economic times, many families, agencies, and organizations need additional support that Cooperative Extension provides.   The entire Burke County Extension Staff will continue to serve the citizens in issues and concerns that face our society.  Your contribution can help us serve our citizens better.  These gifts will help us provide increased program opportunities, scholarships or reduced fees for participants who need the assistance, and to better utilize the Extension Outdoor Learning Center at Bellevue.  You might designate your gift to a program that has made a difference in your family’s life.  100% of your gift will be placed in the fund(s) you request to support Cooperative Extension today and in the future.
Please make a gift today to make a difference!  All gifts are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt.  If you wish to have your gift credited in 2009, please make sure that it is postmarked by December 31st (gifts by credit card should be received by December 15 to ensure processing in 09).  You may contribute to any of the previously mentioned endowments by completing a Pledge Intention Form, available at the Extension Office or click on the link below.

Spring Williams-Byrd
County Extension Director

Pledge Intention Form