WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County 4-H Endowment Fund recently reached a record amount of $57,000.
According to Jim Hill, Trumbull County 4-H agent, the annual interest earned each year from the money in the fund is used to support the local 4-H program needs in many ways.
For example, activities funded in 2002 by the interest money earned on the Trumbull County 4-H Endowment Fund will include college Scholarships and educational trips for youth and advisors.
County 4-H endowments are permanent monetary funds which are created through individual donations, business and corporate contributions, and fund-raising events.
Each county has full control over how the income generated from its endowment will be spent.
County 4-H endowment monies are invested permanently through the Ohio 4-H Foundation at The Ohio State University to generate the maximum interest possible.
The Ohio 4-H Foundation is the catalyst for the county 4-H endowment program, which began in 1986.
Currently, 74 counties in Ohio have established or pending 4-H endowment funds.
The Trumbull County 4-H Endowment Fund was established in 1997 by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University with gifts from friends of the Trumbull County 4-H program.
The Trumbull County 4-H Advisory Committee oversees the fund and approves all expenses.
Call for details. To make a contribution to the Trumbull County Endowment Fund contact Jim Hill at the Trumbull County Extension Office, 303 Mahoning Avenue N.W., Warren, OH 44483; phone 330-675-2595.