Ways to Give

The 1956 Society logo

The Alabama 4-H Foundation is excited to proudly announce the launch of their new giving society, The 1956 Society. The 1956 Society, named for the year in which the Foundation was founded, gratefully acknowledges benefactors whose estate gifts to Alabama 4-H show that the future of 4-H was close to their hearts. With a planned gift you will be welcomed into the 1956 Society.

Membership in this society is an outward display of your dedication to the thousands of youth who you impact each year. Your generosity will literally and figuratively make a difference for Alabama 4-H. Thank you for recognizing the need for giving back and continuing to be part of the 4-H family. It is our hope that you will consider a planned gift and becoming a member in the 1956 Society will continue to inspire you to be actively involved in the lives of Alabama 4-H youth.

For more information about the 1956 Society or to receive information about opportunities the best fit your desires, call (334) 750-7087 or email sethtuttle@auburn.edu

There are numerous ways that a gift may be made in support of Alabama 4-H. The “Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.” is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID Number 63-0457929) and all contributions are tax-deductible according to IRS standards.

Give Online with a Credit/Debit Card

Quickly and easily using Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express™, or DISCOVER® cards. If you prefer, the Alabama 4-H Foundation staff can process a credit card gift via telephone. Contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-5536 or email 4hfndtn@auburn.edu to request someone call you about making a gift or to answer any questions you might have. Click Here to make online gift today!

By Check

A check is a common way to provide a gift to Alabama 4-H. Please make your check payable to “Alabama 4-H Club Foundation.” Also, please note your preferred designation on the memo line of your check. Checks should be mailed to Alabama 4-H Foundation, 244 Duncan Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.

Stock Gifts

By donating common stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other appreciated securities, donors may also receive tax benefits that include avoiding long-term capital gains tax and obtaining deductions for their annual income tax filing. In most cases, donors can maximize their contribution through gifts of stock by transferring these appreciated securities to the Alabama 4-H Foundation directly, rather than liquidating them first and donating the proceeds of that sale to the foundation. Before directing a transfer agent to transfer a stock gift to the foundation, contact the Alabama 4-H Foundation staff member by calling (334) 844-5536 or email 4hfndtn@auburn.edu to learn how best to expedite your donation.


Gifts-in-kind are tangible assets that might include single or collective works of art, vehicles; and equipment. Gifts-in-kind may be sold (with the proceeds of the sale distributed to the 4-H Foundation for purposes designated by the donor) or retained by the foundation to use in a manner benefiting its mission. Contact the Alabama 4-H Foundation staff member by calling (334) 844-5536 or email 4hfndtn@auburn.edu to request someone call you about making a gift or to answer any questions you might have.

Estate Planning

Donors can provide support for Alabama 4-H at the time of their death through a number of estate planning vehicles that, in addition to many of the opportunities outlined previously, include retirement plan assets, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and partnership interests. Some planned giving options include opportunities for the donor to receive return income or other financial benefits during his or her lifetime in return for the contribution, as well as immediate tax-deductible benefits without the penalty of capital gains taxes on the transfer. To learn more about gift planning, call (334) 750-7087 or email sethtuttle@auburn.edu

Real Estate Gifts

Gifts of donated property — primary and vacation homes, undeveloped land, commercial property, farms, and timberland — can be immediate or planned gifts. Donated property provides donors with tax benefits, while retained life estate donations provide donors with the added benefit of using the donated property during their lifetimes. Donations of real property may be either sold by the Alabama 4-H foundation (with the proceeds of the sale distributed to the foundations purpose as designated by the donor) or retained by the foundation to use in a manner benefiting its mission. Call (334) 844-5536 to learn more about donating property.

Endowed Gifts

Establish a permanent endowment with a minimum philanthropic investment of $10,000 – either as an outright gift paid over time or through a bequest from your estate. Once established, the endowment is held permanently and is managed and invested by the Alabama 4-H Foundation. Its principal continues to grow and produces income in perpetuity for a designated purpose. The Alabama 4-H Foundation will work with you to establish guidelines and qualification requirements for your endowment as well as the types of initiatives to which the funds can be applied. In addition, this funding provides the opportunity for an endowment to bear your name or to honor or memorialize someone of your choosing. To learn more about establishing an endowment, call (334) 750-7087 or email sethtuttle@auburn.edu

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Commemorative gifts are a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a loved one while supporting a cause you believe in. Your memorial gift can establish an endowment, fund a scholarship, or help fund local and state level 4-H projects. Make your memorial/tribute gift online or print the Memorial and Tribute Gift form and mail it in with your payment. You may also make your gift by calling the Alabama 4-H Foundation office (334) 844-5536.

Legacy Terrace Campaign

Have your name or personal message engraved on a piece of quarry-cut flagstone that will be permanently displayed at The Alabama 4-H Center’s Legacy Terrace in front of Guthrie Lodge.

Purchase a stone for yourself or your business or in honor or memory of family or friends who have made a difference in your life. These stones are a lasting way to commemorate special occasions, honor a current or former 4-H’er, or say thank you to a volunteer who has influenced the life of a youth.

Sign up early to become part of this project, which will be a lasting heritage to the thousands of Alabamians who love 4-H. The Legacy Terrace Campaign is a wonderful way to honor a loved one, pay tribute to a family member or colleague, or commemorate your own experience in Alabama 4-H.

Stone by stone, we join together to support Alabama 4-H with the Legacy Terrace Campaign. Your generous donation will allow continued support for Alabama 4-H’ers.

Join Alabama 4-H and The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc., as we help Alabama youth develop citizenship, leadership, and life skills. 4-H teaches positive youth development, which builds competence, confidence, connection, character, and caring.

Support The Alabama 4-H Legacy Terrace Campaign! Print the Legacy Terrace form and mail with your payment.

The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to The Alabama 4-H Foundation are tax deductible according to IRS standards. Contributions can be designated to support a specific 4-H purpose that is important to you, or left unrestricted to be used where the need is greatest.