Campaign Goal: $40 million
$55 M

Creating Distinction and Impact Through Enterprise Partnerships


Robert C. Youngstrom ‘57, ‘62, Boise and his sister Mary Youngsgtrom Stunz ‘61, California, each donated $100,000 to found the Youngstrom 4-H Faculty Endowment honoring their parents Carol O. and Elizabeth E. Youngstrom. Their father, Carol, served the university for 40 years, including 25 years as associate director of what is now UI Extension. Both parents were active supporters of 4-H and both were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002.

Program funds allow faculty and students to focus on topics pivotal to Idaho’s future and to collaborate with agencies, businesses, and researchers elsewhere.

Gifts from UI alums Robert C. Youngstrom, Boise, and Mary Youngstrom Stunz, California, helped jump-start 4-H’s fund-raising efforts by endowing a faculty development fund to support new programs, scholarships, and youth and adult training. Interest earned from the endowment provides college scholarships for 4-H youth, helps low-income 4-Hers attend state and national events, and allows county 4-H leaders to launch and sustain innovative youth programming. See more at CALS' Programs & People Magazine.

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