Grant Young is the Development Officer for the Foundation, joining the staff in 2021. The former Lyon King 4-H Club member and Hamilton County native showed pigs, made baseball jerseys and other creative projects for the county fair as a 4-Her. He credits his time spent in 4-H sparking interests that led to a career in making a difference in the community. Before joining the Foundation, Grant spent over 20 years in the public affairs industry. He studied at North Iowa Area Community College & University of Iowa. He and his wife Meggie reside in the Beaverdale Neighborhood in Des Moines with their dog, Bear.