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Give to 4-H Today

Gifts of any size are important and will support the Washington State’s 4-H Youth Development Program with the quality experiences that only 4-H can provide. For more information about how to give to the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program, contact Denise Echelbarger at 509-358-7915, or via e-mail at

Give Now to the Washington 4-H State Teen Conference 

The Teen Convention is an opportunity for youth to experience college life, explore career opportunities and prepare for a lifetime of success with other Washington teens. 4-H youth will participate in a wide variety of activities, including: educational workshops, community and campus tours, service-learning projects, State Teen Association elections, and networking with peers from across the state.

Give Now to the Washington 4-H Know Your Government Conference

Know Your Government (KYG) is a civic education program with a four-year rotating topic: The Legislative System, The Judicial System, Elections and Party Platforms, and Politics and the Media. In 2023 we will explore the topic of Politics and the Media. KYG is much more than learning about how the Legislative process works. KYG and 4-H are about learning the life skills our delegates will need to be responsible citizens and productive adults.

Give Now to the Washington 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest 

Items that are paramount to this annual event include:

  • Statewide access for more participation in this educational event.
  • A higher number of quality livestock for judging options.
  • Recognition of team members and volunteer coaches that give back to youth interested in the livestock community.
  • Support for the top 3 teams offered a chance to represent Washington 4-H at a nationally sanctioned contest.

Cash Gifts

Make a gift online today! To make a gift using your debit or credit card online, please visit our secure online giving site.

Check or Credit Card. You can call the CAHNRS Alumni and Development office at 509-335-2243 to make a gift by phone using your debit or credit card, or to discuss any questions you may have about supporting 4-H. *Be sure to indicate you would like your gift to be allocated to the Washington State 4-H Excellence Fund.

You can mail a check or money order made payable to “Washington State 4-H Excellence Fund”:
CAHNRS Alumni and Development
Hulbert, Room 401Q
PO Box 646228
Pullman, WA 99164

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). You can establish an electronic funds transfer (EFT) to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account on a regular schedule. Download and complete the EFT form (PDF) and mail it to the WSU Foundation with a voided check. You can choose the 1st or 15th of each month for your deduction. For more information, please contact the WSU Foundation’s Advancement Services department at 509-335-1686.

Wire Transfer. In preparation for initiating a wire transfer of funds to the WSU Foundation, please send the following information to our WSU Foundation Finance Team (

  • Donor Full Legal Name
  • Donor e-mail address
  • Payer (Donor) Name
  • Amount of transfer or approximate amount and currency
  • Date expected or approximate date expected
  • WSU Account number and name to which the funds are to be credited
  • Explanation/purpose of transfer. If available, attach a document from the person or organization that will be transferring the funds or a copy of the invoice sent to the payer

IMPORTANT: To guarantee timely and accurate processing of electronic funds transfers, please include the following information in the details of your transaction:

  • Contact Name at Washington State University
  • WSU Department Name
  • Name of individual or company sending the transfer

Non-Cash Gifts

To learn more about any of these non-cash gift options, please contact Denise Echelbarger at 509-358-7915, or via e-mail at,


For more information on creating a bequest through a Will or Living Trust, please contact Britta Nitcy at 509-335-6479 or,

Creating an Endowment

Endowments are a particularly powerful investment in Washington State’s 4-H Youth Development Program’s future because they deliver a dependable, perpetual source of funding. The WSU Foundation Endowment is composed of nearly 2,000 restricted funds established by donors for specific purposes, such as named scholarships or professorships. Endowed funds are unique in that the gift is invested. Each year, a percentage of the endowment’s 36-month rolling average is distributed to benefit the University. The rest is re-invested to ensure growth, maintaining the fund’s spending power far into the future. In this respect, an endowment is intended to be a perpetual gift.

For more information about creating an endowment, please contact Britta Nitcy at 509-335-6479 or, Once you decide to create an endowment, Nick will work closely with you to help define the features of your endowment to meet both your wishes and the needs of the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program.