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State Coordinator Endowment

VMGA has entered into an agreement with Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension to endow the State Master Gardener position. Through donations made to The Virginia Tech Foundation, the endowed position will ensure that there will always be a faculty position to coordinate and support the Extension Master Gardener program in Virginia.

Many, many individuals and MG organizations believe in the Endowment and have made gifts over the years. Our grass roots effort is slow, but donations of cash are now close to $300,000 and deferred gifts will one day add another $200,000 to the Endowment.

We provide information for you about the Endowment – FAQs and the Virginia Tech Foundation Agreement with VMGA. To see a list of those who have generously given to the Endowment Fund, go to the VCE Master Gardener web site and click on Coordinator Endowment under The MG Program tab.

Donations are made directly to The Virginia Tech Foundation. A form can be downloaded and completed for donations, pledges or other forms of gifts. For questions about the Endowment, contact VMGA’s Coordinator Endowment Team. Ben Grove, Assistant Director of Development, is VMGA’s representative to The VT Foundation and can be reached at or 540-231-7640.

We thank you in advance for your support of this important initiative!