Special thanks to the VMGA for providing the following information:
In the interest of preserving our state Master Gardener program perpetually, the VMGA has organized an endowment fund to ensure that the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator position will never go unfunded.
From the VMGA website: “VMGA has entered into an agreement with Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension to endow the State Master Gardener position. Through donations made to The Virginia Tech Foundation, the endowed position will ensure that there will always be a faculty position to coordinate and support the Extension Master Gardener program in Virginia.
Many, many individuals and MG organizations believe in the Endowment and have made gifts over the years. Our grass roots effort is slow, but donations of cash are now close to $300,000 and deferred gifts will one day add another $200,000 to the Endowment.”
Visit the VMGA website for more information on the Endowment.
What does the State Coordinator Endowment fund?
In addition to ensuring that there will always be a faculty position to coordinate and support the Extension Master Gardener program in Virginia, the State Coordinator Endowment has also recently supported:
- Development of online training modules covering eight different horticultural topics
- Maintenance of online modules and expansion of online training resources
- Development of educational video content, including series highlighting common diseases and pests in the landscape and garden available on YouTube
- Graphic design and marketing efforts, including a series of infographics customized for each Extension Master Gardener unit
|Level Name||Amount Donated|
|White Oak||$10000 +|
|Eastern Redbud||Up to $249|
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