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Anniversary Appeal for the NCEMG Endowment

40 Year Anniversary Watering Can IconThe time, knowledge and expertise each Master Gardener℠ volunteer brings to the Extension Master Gardener℠ program are priceless. Philanthropic support from friends of the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) program, individual volunteers, county EMG groups and EMG associations can help us all do more.

Help Grow Our Future!

2019 marks the 40 year anniversary of the Extension Master Gardener program in North Carolina. To ensure the EMG program continues to grow and thrive for the next 40 years, the Friends of NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have launched the Anniversary Appeal in support of the NC Extension Master Gardener Endowment.

The goal of the 2019 Anniversary Appeal is to raise an additional $40,000 for the NC Extension Master Gardener Endowment, which is equal to $10 for every volunteer in the state. This would nearly double the endowment’s market value and the annual interest income it provides.

Growing the NCEMG Endowment would make possible exciting new opportunities for Master Gardener volunteers across North Carolina – such as program materials, matching grants for county projects, advanced training classes, and much more, enhancing our ability to educate North Carolinians on best practices of gardening, consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.

Every contribution makes a difference. Please consider making an individual, tax-deductible donation today OR send in a donation from your county group and association.

With a current market value of $57,861 as June, 2019, the NC EMG Endowment earns around $1800 in interest each year, which is returned to Master Gardener volunteers (MGVs) in counties across NC through monetary awards for the Search for Excellence program. Learn more about the NC EMG Endowment and other ways you can support the work of Extension Master Gardener volunteers across NC.

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Fundraising efforts for the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Endowment operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax id 56-6049304. You will receive an official receipt for your donation.