Giving to Mississippi 4-H
Donating to Mississippi 4-H through the MSU Foundation allows you to build a legacy of support for the young people of Mississippi. When you partner with 4-H, you are helping to provide life-changing programs that enhance young people’s abilities to develop and use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills and to grow into responsible, productive adults.
Every day, across Mississippi, more than 88,000 4-H members are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills; developing caring relationships with kids and adults; and serving others in their communities and beyond. The skills learned through 4-H and the friendships developed last a lifetime, helping today’s young people grow into the competent, caring, and contributing adults
The Mississippi 4-H Foundation, administered by the Mississippi State University Foundation, is dedicated to building relationships and securing resources to support 4-H programs with the goal of ensuring strong and vital opportunities for Mississippi’s youth for years to come.
The Mississippi 4-H Foundation Advisory Board supports the Foundation and Mississippi 4-H by developing relationships, identifying potential donors, and communicating with others about the value and impact of 4-H in Mississippi.
Neal Smith grew up in Picayune in Pearl River County and has lived in Ohio for 27 years. As the chief executive officer and executive secretary for the American Jersey Cattle Association, Smith has been able to stay connected to the reason he joined 4-H as a child—his love of dairy cattle. He first joined 4-H because he wanted to show his Jersey calf at the Pearl River County Fair.