National 4-H Council Receives Transformational $50 Million Gift

Landmark Gift Will Help Close the Opportunity Gap for America’s Youth



CHEVY CHASE, MD (February 22, 2022) - Today, National 4-H Council announced a $50 million gift from writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the largest single gift in 4-H’s 120-year history. Given the expansive reach of Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program, delivered through the nation’s land-grant universities, this investment will support positive youth development for nearly six million kids and their families in every U.S. county, parish, and territory.


“National 4-H Council is grateful to MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, for their belief in Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program and its life-changing outcomes for youth,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Their generosity will sustain 4-H’s commitment to ensuring all young people—regardless of their background or beliefs—are empowered with the skills to lead for a lifetime.”



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