Wyoming State Fair Endowment
– By Wyoming State Fair Staff
The Wyoming State Fair is now accepting donations to the WSF Endowment online, through the mail, and in person at the Wyoming State Fair main office.
The Wyoming State Fair Endowment was passed by the Wyoming Legislature in 2018 with the goal of providing a more stable and consistent funding avenue for the future of the Wyoming State Fair. After more than 100 years of success at the Wyoming State Fair, the WSF Endowment was established to make sure the fair survives and flourishes for the next 100 years.
As part of the legislation, $100,000 was appropriated from the general fund to start the endowment. Donations to the fund from local communities, business, individuals and non-profits are encouraged and will be matched by the Wyoming State Treasurer up to $100,000. Along with this, a penny of every dollar of non-fair time revenue will go into the endowment to help it grow. As the money in the account earns interest, 25% of the funds will go to the Wyoming State Fair 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 will continue to grow and subsequently, ensure future funding for the Wyoming State Fair.
You can donate to the WSF Endowment online by following this link http://www.wystatefair.com/endowment
If you'd like to donate through the mail, send checks with "Endowment" written in the memo line to P.O. Drawer 10, Douglas, WY 82633
If you want to bring a donation in person, bring them to the WSF main office in Ag Hall at 400 W Center Street in Douglas Wyoming.
For more information, visit http://www.wystatefair.com/endowment or call the Wyoming State Fair at 307-358-2398.