Permanent Gifts

Permanently Restricted Gifts
(Endowment Funds)

Endowment funds are permanently restricted so that only the income from the funds is to be used for the purpose agreed to with the donor when the Foundation accepts the gift.

  • Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) is currently the threshold for establishing an endowment, which can be made in a lump sum or spread over up to five years.

  • Historically the Foundation’s return on the investment pool of endowed funds has averaged 8-10 percent, and has paid out three to five percent for qualified educational programs and projects. 

  • Currently, for endowment funds eligible to fund a pay-out, the spending allowance pay-out rate is set at 3.25 percent, with a 1.75 percent management fee for a total of 5 percent (5%), but is subject to change bi-annually at the Trustees’ discretion. 

  • Anything over 5 percent is plowed back into the endowment to provide growth and as a hedge against inflation or fluctuations in the market.

  • New endowment funds with a principal balance of $100,000 or more will have an annual 1 percent management fee instead of the 1.75 percent fee.

Foundation Endowment Funds

An endowment fund through the FarmHouse Foundation allows you to honor the legacy of a FarmHouse member or friend in perpetuity. We are grateful to the donors who have so generously established the following endowment funds. To make a gift to any of these funds, simply include the Fund name in the memo line of your check or include a note with your credit card gift. If making a gift online, select endowment fund from the drop-down box and include a note with the fund you wish to direct your gift to.

ENDOWMENT FUND NAME

ESTABLISHED BY

PURPOSE OF THE FUND

Acker Work/Study Scholarship Fund

Established by Duane (IA '49) & Shirley Acker

Academic scholarship for work study undergraduate members (preference to Iowa State, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and South Dakota State)

Backman Family Scholarship Fund

Established by the Backman Family, Tim (ND '80), Teresa and Michael (ND '11)

Academic scholarships for North Dakota State chapter members

Henry Beachell Fund

Established by Henry M Beachell (NE '26) †

For unrestricted support 

Cliff Beights Memorial Leadership Fund

Established by R. Heath Cheek (TT '00) in memory of
Cliff Beights (TT '03) †

Texas Tech's treasurer attendance at the Leadership Institute

Lynn and Marilyn Benson Fund

Established by R Lynn (IA '59) † & Marilyn Benson

Study abroad scholarships for the Iowa State chapter

George and Grayce Berggren Fund

Established by George (MN '32) † and Grace Berggren †

Academic scholarship for Minnesota chapter members

Olin R. Branstetter Oklahoma Scholarship Fund

Established by Paula Branstetter † in memory of
Olin R Branstetter (OK '48) †

Academic scholarships for Oklahoma State chapter members

H.M. Briggs Fund

Established by Hilton M Briggs (IA '33) †

For unrestricted support 

William B. Bunn Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Charlotte E Jordan in memory of
William B Bunn (IL '19) †

Academic scholarships for Illinois chapter members

Kevin Busboom Scholarship Fund

Established by the Busboom family and FarmHouse alumni in memory of Kevin Busboom (IL '00) †

An academic scholarship for the Illinois chapter new member educator

Campaign 2005 Fund

FarmHouse Alumni during Campaign 2005

For unrestricted support 

Horace Cheney Endowment Fund

Established by Horace B (IA '32) & Dorothy R Cheney †

For unrestricted support 

Clifford E. Christenson Fund

Established by Clifford E Christenson (MN '36)

Academic scholarships for Minnesota chapter members

Harold E. Council Fund

Established by Harold E Council (IL '40) †

For support of Illinois chapter's computer lab

Marjorie Crane Memorial Endowment Fund

Established by Gabriel Eckert (KS '95) in memory of
Marjorie Crane †, long-time cook at the Kansas State chapter

For leadership training programs for the Kansas State chapter

Robert L. and Lucy R. Crom Leadership Fund

Established by Robert L (IA '47) & Lucy R Crom †

Supports the Iowa State chapter's attendance at
the Leadership Institute

Al Culver Endowment Fund

Established by the Illinois FarmHouse Association in memory of Alfred Culver (IL '43) †

For unrestricted support 

George and Carol Curtiss Fund

Established by George S (IL '49) † & Carol C Curtiss †

Support for the educational portion of the Illinois chapter house

Dahlberg/Skinner Memorial Fund

Established by Iowa State alumni and family in memory of Robert Dahlberg (IA '47) and Robert Skinner (IA '46)

Supports the Iowa State chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Doane Memorial Fund

Established by FarmHouse Alumni and Nancy Doane in memory of D. Howard Doane (MO '05)

For unrestricted support 

C. Dean Dobbins Leadership Fund

Established by C Dean Dobbins (PU '67)

Supports the Purdue chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Ralph Dralle Extra Curricular Fund

Established by Ralph D Dralle (IL '42)

Supports recognition of Illinois chapter members with exemplary extra-curricular activities and service

Phil Edgerley Fund

Established by Julie S Edgerley in memory of
Philip E Edgerley (IL '47) †

Academic scholarships for Illinois chapter members

Mark Eidahl Memorial Scholarship

Established by Minnesota FarmHouse Alumni in memory of Mark A Eidahl (MN '89) †

Academic scholarships for the Minnesota chaptermembers

Everett M. Elwood Memorial Scholarship

Established by Doris Elwood in memory of Everett M Elwood (MI '36) †

For unrestricted support 

Thomas A. Ewbank Leadership Fund

Established by Thomas A Ewbank (PU '52)

Supports the Purdue chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

FarmHouse Memorial Fund

FarmHouse alumni 

For unrestricted support 

Mike & Janice Fayhee Endowment Fund 

Established by Michael (IL '67) and Janice Fayhee

For unrestricted support 

Herbert Folken Fund

Established by Herbert G Folken (IA '28) †

Academic scholarships open to all FarmHouse undergraduates in agriculture

Minnie Folken Memorial Fund

Established by Herbert G Folken (IA '28) †

For unrestricted support 

Fraase Family Leadership Endowment Fund

Established by Ron (ND '75) and Gwen Fraase, Justin (ND '05) and Megan Fraase and Micah and Kolby Fraase (ND '09)

Supports the North Dakota State chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Fred Francis Memorial Endowment Fund

Established by Helen Francis Boggan in memory of
Fred Francis (IL '37) †

Academic scholarships for Illinois chapter members

Frasier Leadership Development Fund

Established by Joe (KS '75), Mark (KS '77) and
Chris (CO '80) Frasier

Supports chapters not otherwise sponsored to attend
the Leadership Institute

C.J. & Dorothy Gauger Endowment Fund

Established by numerous alumni and friends

Supports the To Be & Becoming Emerging Talent Retreat

Kenneth Gorden Fund

Established by Kenneth Gorden (IL '42)

For the Illinois chapter to support educational or leadership speakers at seminars or retreats

Larry Herman Hageman Crop Sciences Scholarship 

Established by Larry Hageman (OH '78)

An academic scholarships for any FarmHouse undergraduate majoring in crop sciences

Beverly Mae (Baish) Hageman Endowment

Established by Larry Hageman (OH '78)

Academic scholarships for Ohio State chapter members

Delbert H. Hageman Endowment Fund

Established by Larry Hageman (OH '78)

Academic scholarships for Ohio State chapter members 

Dorothy Hageman Staffeldt Memorial Endowment Fund

Established by Larry Hageman (OH '78)

Academic scholarships for Ohio State chapter members

Jack & Shirley Haselbush Leadership Fund

Established by Jack (CO '67) and Shirley Haslebush

Supports the Colorado State chapter's attendance at
the Leadership Institute

Jack & Shirley Haselbush Scholarship Fund

Established by Jack (CO '67) and Shirley Haslebush

Academic scholarships for Colorado State chapter members

James & Judi Herbert Endowment Fund

Established by James (TN '61) & Judi Herbert

Suppors volunteer training

Carl Hertz Scholarship Fund

Established by Carl (IA '32) and Marjory Hertz

Academic scholarships for Iowa State chapter members

J.C. Holbert Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by Mary C Holbert in memory of
J.C. Holbert (IA '27) †

Academic scholarships for Iowa State chapter members

Jay Horton Memorial Fund

Established by Jay Horton (AU '80) †

For unrestricted support 

Erville Hughes Fund

Established by Erville W Hughes (NE '32) †

For unrestricted support 

Thomas B. Ihry Memorial End Fund

Established by Jim Wieland (ND '72) in memory of
Thomas B. Ihry (ND '71) †

To be determined

Illinois Builder of Men Endowment Fund

Established by the Illinois FarmHouse Foundation Council and Association

For general educational support of the Illinois chapter

Illinois Technology Fund

Established by the Illinois Foundation Council

For support of the Illinois chapter computer technology

International Executive Board Endowment Fund

Established by FarmHouse International Executive Board

For unrestricted support and leadership training

Iowa State Chapter Fund

Established by the Iowa State Association and Chapter

Unrestricted support for educational and leadership opportunities for the Iowa State chapter

Iowa Memorial Fund

Established by the Iowa State Association and the Iowa State Chapter in memory of deceased FarmHouse alumni

Academic scholarships for Iowa State chapter members

Dewey Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Established by Dewey Johnson (CO '49)

Academic scholarships for Colorado State chapter members

Kansas FarmHouse Scholarship Fund

Established by Kansas State Alumni from 1950-1960

Academic scholarships for Kansas State chapter members

Keefer I Scholarship Fund

Established by Robert W. (IL '51) † and Lorna Keefer

Academic scholarships for Illinois chapter members

Keefer II Scholarship Fund

Established by Robert W. (IL '51) † and Lorna Keefer

Supports the Wisconsin Platteville chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Keefer III Leadership Fund

Established by Robert W. (IL '51) † and Lorna Keefer

Supports the President's Track for the Leadership Institute

William and Marie Kehr Fund

Established by William (MN '40) † and Marie Kehr

Academic scholarships for Minnesota chapter members

Ronald Kerchner Fund

Established by Christopher A. Cotter (IL '78) in memory of
Ronald L. Kerchner (IL '75) †

For the Illinois chapter in support of educational or leadership speakers at seminars or retreats

Hal E. Kosbau Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by Natan Kosbau (MN '05) in memory of his father, Hal Kosbau (MN '80) †

Academic scholarships for members of the Minnesota chapter majoring in applied plant sciences, soil science or agricultural industries and marketing

Jay Koths Endowment Fund

Established by Jay S. Koths (MI '47)

Study abroad scholarships for Michigan State chapter members

Krantz Memorial Fund

Established by Nell Krantz † in memory of
Bert Krantz (MI '36) †

An academic scholarship for any FarmHouse undergraduate majoring in agriculture

The Kruse Family Endowment Fund

Established by Richard D Kruse (KS '63)

For unrestricted support 

Chris and Vicki Lembcke Chapter Housing Fund

Established by Chris (CO '67) and Vicki Lembcke

Provides grants and loans to alumni associations for housing improvements

Duane and Phyllis LeTourneau Fund

Established by Duane (MN '44)† and Phyllis LeTourneau†

Supports grants and scholarships for the Idaho Chapter

LeTourneau Fellowship Endowment Fund

Established by the Idaho Association in memory of
Duane (MN '44)† and Phyllis LeTourneau†

Supports Idaho FarmHouse leadership programs and Foundation Council Grants

Jerry Lindley Leadership Endowment Fund

Established by Jerry Lindley (PU '52)

Supports the Purdue chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Randall L. Linville Fund

Established by Randall L and Debbie Linville (KS '73)

For unrestricted support 

Live. Learn. Lead Endowment Fund

Foundation Trustees and FarmHouse alumni

For unrestricted support 

Lloyd Scholarship Endowment Fund

Established by W. Eugene (IA '47) and Linda Lloyd

Academic scholarships for undergraduate members and female legacies majoring in agriculture or life sciences

Magellan Study Abroad Scholarship

Established by Clinton Foss (IA '01), Jess Phelps (IA '01)
and Riley Smith (IA '01)

Study abroad scholarships for the Iowa State chapter

May Scholarship Fund

Established by William S (OK '38) † and Catherine May

Academic scholarships open to all FarmHouse undergraduates

Cal Messersmith Fund

Established by Cal Messersmith (NE '61)

Supports the North Dakota State chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Messersmith Family Fund

Established by Calvin G Messersmith (NE '61) and family

Supports the Nebraska chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Rex Meyer Memorial Fund

Established by Janet Meyer and Kevin (NE '85) and
Denise Meyer, Ken (SD '81) and Karna Converse in
memory of Rex Meyer (NE '51) †

For unrestricted support 

Michigan State 60th Anniversary Fund

Established by the Michigan State Foundation Council and Association

For general educational support of the Michigan State chapter

Michael D. Miller Memorial End Fund

Established by Jim Wieland (ND '72) in memory of
Michael D. Miller (ND '71) †

Supports the North Dakota State chapter and chapter presidents from all chapters to attend the Leadership Insitute.

Minnesota FarmHouse Scholarship Fund

Established by an anonymous donor

Academic scholarships for freshmen at University of Minnesota on behalf of FarmHouse

Harold Morine Fund

Established by Harold Morine (IL '37) †

An academic scholarship for Illinois chapter members

Orville O. Mowery FarmHouse Endowment Fund

Established by Orville (IL '25) † and Lorraine Mowery †

Scholarship and housing support for the Illinois Chapter

Frank and Dorthy Mynard Memorial Fund

Established by the Illinois Foundation Council and
Dorothy Mynard in memory of Frank Mynard (IL '26)

Academic scholarships for Illinois chapter members

North Dakota 33 Club Endowment Fund

North Dakota State Alumni and North Dakota State Association

Academic scholarships for North Dakota State chapter members

North Dakota Founders Fund

North Dakota State Alumni and North Dakota State Association

Academic scholarships for North Dakota State chapter members

Bob & Linda Off Endowment Fund

Established by friends of Robert L (CO '64) and Linda Off

To be determined

Ohio State Officers Scholarship Fund 

Established by John Torres (OH '02) and Ohio State Alumni

Academic scholarships for Ohio State chapter officers

Elmer J. Olson Fund

Established by Virginia Olson in memory of
Elmer J Olson (IL '42) †

Supports the Illinois chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Kenneth W. Overhults Leadership Fund

Established by Kenneth W Overhults (KY '60)

Supports the Western Kentucky chapter's attendance
at the Leadership Institute

Melvin L. Cotner Endowment Fund in memory of Wilfred Pine, Harold Kugler and L.L. Compton

Established by Melvin Cotner (KS '46) in memory of
Wilfred Pine (KS '31)†, Harold Kugler (KS '30)† and
L.L. Compton (KS '26)†

Supports leadership programs for the Kansas State chapter and for unrestricted support of the Foundation.

Paul Dallas Powell Memorial Endowment Fund 

Established by Dallas and Brenda Powell in memory
of their son, Paul (CO '81) †

Funding for chapter housing, leadership training and/or academic scholarships for the Colorado State and Texas Tech chapters

Ken & Doris Pruitt Endowment Fund 

Established by Kenneth E (MO '51) and Doris J Pruitt

For unrestricted support 

Raab Technology Endowment Fund

Established by Dwight D (PU '80) and Marcia C Raab

Provides support for computer technology for the International Office

Ronald E. Raikes Technology Endowment Fund

Iowa State Alumni, Iowa State Association and Helen Raikes
in memory of Ronald Raikes (IA '62) †

Funding to maintain and keep equipment up-to-date in the Ronald Raikes Technology Center at the Iowa State chapter house

Reiman Leadership Fund

Established by Roy J (IA '55) and Bobbi Reiman

Supports the President's Track of the Leadership Institute

Hugo H. Rogers Endowment Fund

Established by the Auburn Association in honor of
Hugo Rogers (AU '71)

Supports leadership training for Auburn Chapter

Frances Russell Housemother's Helping Hands Scholarship Fund

Established by Francis Russell, former housemother

Academic scholarships for Kansas State chapter members

Kevin Sandrock Scholarship Fund

Established by Stanley and Cheryl Sandrock and FarmHouse alumni in memory of Kevin Sandrock (IL '89) †

Academic scholarships for Illinois chapter members

Scheidenhelm Fund 

Established by Helen L Scheidenhelm, and children: John Scheidenhelm (IL '50), Mary Sue and Gary (KS '61) Eilrich and Sarah Scheidenhelm in memory of
Elmer Scheidenhelm (IL '23) †

Supports the Regional Leadership Conferences of the International Fraternity

Gary Schneidmiller Leadership

Established by Gary Schneidmiller (WA '68)

Supports the Washington State chapter's attendance
at the Leadership Institute

Schrader & Massier Leadership Endowment Fund 

Established by Larry Schrader (KS '60) and Elfride Massier

Support of the Kansas State chapter's attendance at
the Leadership Institute

Sims Endowment Fund I

Established by Fay M Sims (IL '38) †

Supports the attendance of the Illinois chapter at Conclave

Sims Endowment Fund II

Established by Fay M Sims (IL '38) †

Funds the Association and Advisor visit program
of the International Fraternity

Sims Endowment Fund III

Established by Fay M Sims (IL '38) †

Illinois chapter support for educational or leadership speakers at seminars or retreats

Douglas D & Nancy J Sims Scholarship End Fund

Established by Doug (IL '65) & Nancy Sims

Academic scholarships for outstanding student leaders of FarmHouse - open to all chapters

Sims Family Fund

Established by Douglas D. (IL '65), Fay M. (IL '41) †,
Melvin E. (IL '38), and Randall L. (IL '66) and
S. Dean (IL '37) Sims

Study Abroad scholarships for Illinois chapter members

Skinner Fund

Established by Robert L. Skinner (IA '46) † in memory of Joan Chad Skinner †

Support of the International Fraternity's Joan Chad Skinner Awards Program

Darl and Florence Snyder New Horizons Fund

Established by Darl E (IA '42) and Florence † Snyder

Study abroad scholarships open to all undergraduate members

South Dakota State Scholarship Fund

Established by the South Dakota State Association

For general educational support for the South Dakota State chapter

P. Randall Sprague Leadership Fund 

Illinois FarmHouse alumni and Illinois Association

Cultural enrichment with preference for new members of the Illinois Chapter

Bernard B. Stangler Endowment Fund

Established by Bernard B Stangler (MN '38) †

Supports the Minnesota chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

Striegel Scholarship Fund

Established by Duane and Rita Striegel and the North Dakota State Association in memory of Jerome Striegel (ND '80) †

Academic scholarships for North Dakota State chapter members

Eldon and June Tessman Leadership Fund

Established by Eldon A (MN '47) and June E † Tessman

Supports the Minnesota chapter's attendance at the Leadership Institute

E. Thomas Thurber Endowment

Established by E Thomas Thurber (NE '60)

For unrestricted support 

Tobin Family Leadership Fund

Established by J. Kelly (IA '82) and Irene E. Tobin;
James P. Tobin (IA '76) and Virginia E. Heagney;
Terrence M. Tobin (IA '76) and Maureen Roach;
Kevin J. Tobin (IA '79) and Cristine Betters;
Bernard F. (IA '81) and Lisa Tobin

Supports chapters not otherwise sponsored to attend the Leadership Institute

Topp Family Endowment Fund 

Established by the Topp Family, Jeff (ND '79), Jan,
Jason (KS '05) and Justin (ND '06)

Supports the Kansas State and North Dakota State chapters attendance at the Leadership Institute

W. Lee Tucker Scholarships for the Kentucky Chapter

Established by William Lee Tucker (KY '51)

Academic scholarships for Kentucky chapter members

W. Lee Tucker Scholarships for the SD State Chapter

Established by William Lee Tucker (KY '51)

Academic scholarships for South Dakota State chapter members

Vincent L. Ulstad Endowment Fund

Established by Vince L Ulstad (ND '78)

Supports grants for awareness and resource support for Fraternity members with disabilities

The Washington State Chapter Fund

Established by the Washington State FH Association and Foundation Council

For general educational support of the Washington State chapter

Danny Weisz Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Established by Idaho FH alumni in memory of
Daniel Weisz (ID '89) †

Academic scholarships for Idaho chapter members

Peter & Dana Wenstrand Endowment Fund

Established by Peter (IA '70) and Dana Wenstrand

To support all chapters attendance at the Leadership Institute

Wieland Family Endowment Fund

Established by Jim Wieland (ND '72)

To be determined

Helen and J. Gaylord Wilson Fund

Established by Robert (IA '47) † and Gwen Dahlberg in memory of Helen and J. Gaylord Wilson (IA '42) †

Academic scholarships for Iowa State chapter members majoring in agriculture or a related field

Wilson Fund 

Established by Eva Wilson† in memory of H.K. Wilson (IA '27)†

For unrestricted support 

Allen Wolff Memorial Fund 

Established by the Wolff family in memory of
Allen Wolff (MI '51) †

To be determined

Clayton K. Yeutter Scholarship Fund, Honoring his Service as United States Secretary of Agriculture, 1989-1991

Established by Benjamin and Marsha Neff in honor of
Clayton Yeutter (NE '49)

Academic scholarships to recognize and reward outstanding FarmHouse undergraduatesin ag and/or public affairs

Ralph and Norma Ziegler Endowment Fund

Established by Ralph (IL '50) and Norma Ziegler

For support of educational programs and projects of
the Illinois chapter