Pat Brundige

New Endowment to Ohio 4-H Honors Dr. Bobby Moser

Pat Brundige is a very special donor who not only recognizes the impact that our 4-H programs have on youth and volunteers, but she recognizes the need for research to continually strengthen and improve Ohio 4-H.

In honor of Dr. Bobby Moser’s lifetime commitment to Ohio State University Extension, Ohio 4-H and the Land Grant mission of outreach, Pat Brundige has made a very significant transformational gift to create an endowment to support research in youth development.

When asked why Pat decided to make such a substantial gift to 4-H, she said, “With our changing and fast paced world it is important to be innovative to attract and keep our 4-H youth.  My hope is that this endowment will play a part in developing new or enhancing already proven programs.  It is a pleasure to be able to invest in what might be our next greatest generations.”

This new endowment will allow Extension faculty and staff to apply for seed grants to support research in positive youth development, and it will also allow for implementation of new programs that come about as a result of that research. Research areas may include volunteer recruitment and retention for youth development programs, impact of youth development programs on workforce development, and evaluation of efficacy of existing 4-H youth development programs.

“Investing in youth is one of the most significant investments one can make for a secure future.  Pat’s generous gift in youth development research seeds the generation of new ideas and programs devoted to improving young lives for generations to come.  I admire her willingness to pay forward.  I am honored to have this gift in my name from someone who has such vision for the future and appreciation for the development of young people.” -- Dr. Bobby Moser.