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Endowment to support Penn State Extension programs in Huntingdon County

Posted: December 21, 2015

A new endowment initially totaling $25,000 will benefit extension-education programs in Huntingdon County, Penn State Extension has announced. Proceeds from the endowment, called the Penn State Cooperative Extension Endowment in Huntingdon County, will provide supplemental funds to help with operational expenses, salaries and project materials, according to Stanley McKee, Penn State Extension district director for Huntingdon, Blair and Fulton counties.

"Penn State Extension gives local residents access to a world-renowned research university and a statewide network of educators," McKee said. "Faculty extension specialists and county-based educators offer expertise and programs on a range of topics, such as agricultural productivity and profitability, water quality, food safety, economic development, natural resource management and renewable energy.

"In addition, 4-H and the Master Gardener program are two of the most recognizable programs administered by the extension system nationwide," he said. "In an era of scarce financial resources, this endowment will help us to ensure the continued success of these and other extension programs in Huntingdon County."

McKee noted that interested residents can enhance the impact of this endowment by making tax-deductible contributions to the fund. To give to the endowment, donors can write a check payable to The Pennsylvania State University, indicating the Huntingdon County Extension Endowment in the memo line.

Checks should be mailed to Penn State Extension, 10722 Fairgrounds Road, Suite 6, Huntingdon, PA 16652. For more information, the office can be reached by phone at 814-643-1660.

Penn State's alumni and friends are invaluable partners in fulfilling the University's land-grant mission of education, research and service. Private gifts from alumni and friends enrich the experiences of students both in and out of the classroom; expand the research and teaching capacity of faculty; enhance the University's ability to recruit and retain top students and faculty; and help to ensure that students from every economic background have access to a Penn State education. The University's colleges and campuses are now enlisting the support of alumni and friends to advance a range of unit-specific initiatives.

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EDITORS: Contact Stanley McKee at 814-643-1660 or sam36@psu.edu.

Chuck Gill

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