endowment 

Preserving yesterday for tomorrow

$500,000 Match Fund 

At this time, the Wyoming Legislature has again generously allocated funding for $500,000 to the Wyoming State Fair Endowment. To ensure we can pursue future support from the legislature, we must match the funding by June of 2024. You can help ensure the future of the Wyoming State Fair by donating today. Please call Rindy West at (307) 751-3430 to learn more or donate online below. Thank you for what you give – you make a difference. We couldn’t do this without you. 

 

You can donate online at the link below, in person or by texting “WYFair” to 243725. Donations may be delivered in person to the main office in Ag Hall at 400 W Center Street in Douglas Wyoming or by sending a check with “Endowment” written in the memo line to:
P.O. Drawer 10
Douglas, WY 82633

Endowment FUND – History

The Wyoming State Fair Endowment was passed by the Wyoming Legislature in 2018 to provide a more stable and consistent funding avenue for the future of the Wyoming State Fairgrounds & Event Complex. After more than 100 years of success at the Wyoming State Fair, the WSF Endowment was established to make sure the fair continues and flourishes for generations to come.

As part of the legislation, $100,000 was initially appropriated from the general fund to start the endowment. Donations to the fund from local communities, businesses, individuals, and non-profits were matched by the Wyoming State Treasurer up to $100,000. Along with this, a penny of every dollar of non-fair time revenue went into the endowment to help it grow.

Now and continuing forward, the money in the account earns interest, 25% of the funds generated go to the Wyoming State Fairgrounds & Event Complex to operate the Fair and grounds with the remaining 75% being put back into the Endowment to continue building the account. As the account grows, the funds available for the Fair and grounds will continue to grow and subsequently, ensure future funding for the Wyoming State Fairgrounds & Event Complex.

Support the Future of the Fair

We need your support in securing the future of the Wyoming State Fair so we can continue promoting agriculture, education, and Western lifestyle for our youth! Learn more about why your contribution makes a difference in the case statement. 

 

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