The National 4‑H Heritage Club

You remember starting your 4‑H club meeting by pledging your head, heart, hands, and health so your community, and even the world, were better places for all. Now you have the opportunity to show your continued support to the 4‑H mission as a member of The National 4‑H Heritage Club, National 4‑H Council’s Planned Giving Society.

Join others who support 4‑H’s future by naming National 4‑H Council in your estate plans. Anyone who has made a planned gift to National 4‑H Council and completed a Declaration of Intent is eligible for membership in the National 4‑H Heritage Club. There are no fees or minimum required to become a member of the National 4‑H Heritage Club.

Ways to Make a Planned Gift

Legacy gifts to National 4‑H Council can be made using a variety of planned giving vehicles:

  • Bequests through wills and trusts
  • Insurance policies

Contact us to learn more about vehicles that you feel may be better suited to your particular financial needs and plans. We accept “unrestricted” gifts and are glad to discuss gifts you want directed to specific program areas. Our goal is to accurately understand and record the intent of your gifts to 4‑H.

Sample Bequest Language

The most commonly used vehicle for making a legacy gift to National 4‑H Council is a bequest included in a will or trust. Sample bequest language is provided that you may wish to use when working with your attorney or estate planner. You are under no obligation, however, to use this language in order to leave an estate gift to National 4‑H Council.

“I give (the sum, percentage of estate, or description of property) to National 4‑H Council, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 to be used for its general unrestricted purposes.”

The Federal Tax ID number for 4‑H is 36-2862206.

Planned Giving Resources

Overview and Benefits




Declaration of Intent