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Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
  • $325 RAISED OF $3,500 GOAL


  • Barbara Isom $50
  • Lara Bender $75
  • Rebecca Salminen $100
  • Gale Rodgers $100

Alger County 4-H serves approximately 200 youth in organized 4-H clubs every year. Clubs in the county range from crafts, community service, science, livestock, and cooking. There are also a variety of short-term programs each year such as: Escape Room Design, Spa and Relaxation, Winter Adventure, day camps, and more.

Due to the fact we are a small county, we don't have a lot of opportunity or person-power for a large-scale fundraising campaign. There is a 4-H Council that supports scholarships for youth to attend events, but their main goal is not to fund 4-H programs. This CrowdPower campaign will fund supplies, materials, and start-up costs needed for both new and existing 4-H clubs.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Funds raised will be used to support new and existing 4-H clubs. Often, potential volunteers want to start a new club or SPIN club, and the county office wants to provide materials for the club, but doesn't have the funding. The 4-H council is always an option, but their money is reserved for scholarships supporting youth and for Exploration Days. Money raised through this campaign will allow both the new programs and Program Coordinator to fund new and innovative programs that allow new youth to join the program.

This money will also be used to travel in the county to the outlying areas that have often been neglected due to distance. Alger County is a long, narrow county, and Grand Marais historically has not had programming due to its location. This will allow programming access to Grand Marais to become more robust.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 22OOPCF14HALGER” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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