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How to Donate

There are many ways to support University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The following lets you know several ways you can contribute. For more information, call the Director's office at 775-784-7070 or email Ivory W. Lyles.

Sending donations

If you know the specific program or activity you would like to support, you may send a check made payable to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, specifying its designation in the memo section of the check. Mail your check to University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Mail Stop 0404, Reno, NV 89557.

Online gifts

Gifts can be made online with a credit or debit card. We use a secure server with the latest SSL encryption technology for transmitting personal information. This means that credit card numbers and personal information are encrypted and therefore cannot be copied.


Endowments generate a steady stream of income while leaving the principal untouched. Alumni, faculty, parents and friends of Nevada who make endowment gifts are attracted to the opportunity to ensure that the institution, or a particular program or activity, will exist in perpetuity. Behind each endowment gift is a personal motivation to repay a debt of gratitude for the donor's own education, to honor a loved one or simply to make a positive impact. Gifts to endowment may be made in cash, securities, real estate, or through planned giving or a bequest. To learn more about establishing an endowment to support Nevada Cooperative Extension, contact Mitch Klaich (, Director of Development, at (775) 682-6490.

Estate Planning

Through estate planning, you may be able to provide a significant gift to Cooperative Extension, helping us to build a bright future for Nevada communities.