There are two ways to support Muskingum County 4-H through The Ohio State University: 

  • Muskingum County 4-H Fund - supports current program needs
  • Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund (see description below)
    • Send check to The Ohio State University Foundation, PO Box 710811, Columbus, OH 43271. Put Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund (Fund #605084) in the memo line.
    • Give online.


The Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund was established February 3, 1995, by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University, with gifts to The Ohio State University Development Fund from the Muskingum County 4-H Advisory Committee and other friends of the Muskingum County 4-H Program.

Endowment funds provide long-term support for 4-H programs across the state. The Ohio State University invests contributions, producing annual distributions from interest earnings in perpetuity.

OSU Extension, Muskingum County staff and the Muskingum County 4-H Committee manage endowment distributions. The funds support member opportunities, member and volunteer recognition and educational materials. As the endowment grows, more funds are available to support the Muskingum County 4-H program.

Gifts to the endowment strengthen the 4-H program because they generate funds every year, forever. Gifts are tax deductible, as The Ohio 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Contributions to the Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund may be made in several ways:

  • Current Gifts
  • Planned Gifts
  • Cash
  • Life Insurance
  • Property
  • Bequests
  • Gifts-in-kind
  • Charitable trusts
  • Securities
  • Memorials
  • Corporate matching gifts

Questions? Contact:

Jamie McConnell, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Ohio State University Extension, Muskingum County
225 Underwood Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Telephone: 740-454-0144