Legacy Awards - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Legacy Awards

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ron Pearson Center, West Des Moines

6:00 P.M. Reception & Interactive Exhibits
6:45 P.M. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Iowa 4-H Foundation invites you to support the Legacy Awards Gala, an evening to celebrate Iowa 4-H and to recognize those who have made a significant impact on the program. Come help us honor four outstanding supporters of the Iowa 4-H program, make a contribution during the dessert auction and meet 4-H'ers showcasing their exhibits!  


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Table Sponsors:

Ag Leader Technology
Bayer Huxley Learning Center
DeeZee Inc.
Iowa Pork Producers Association
Glen & Mary Jo Mente
Prairie Meadows 


Event Information

Attire for the evening is semi-formal, cocktail.

6:00 pm - Reception & Interactive 4-H'er Exhibits
6:45 pm - Dinner, Awards Ceremony & Dessert Auction
9:00 pm - Event Wrap-Up

More details to come.

Hotel Room Block
We have a block of rooms set up at the nearby Hampton Inn in West Des Moines for Friday, February 22. 
Room rate - $109. Please call the hotel at (515) 223-7060 to make your reservation. Cutoff for the room block is February 1

Introducing the 2019 Honorees!

Individual Supporter:  Dean and Adele Bowden (Webster City, Iowa)

Outstanding Alum:  Charles Sukup (Sheffield, Iowa)

Corporate Partner:  Hills Bank and Trust Company  (Hills, Iowa)

Contributing Youth:  Kaylee Rivera (Shelby, Iowa)


We were pleased to honor the following recipients at our 2018 event!

Individual Supporter: Florine & Ron Swanson

Ron & Florine Swanson are dedicated 4-H supporters. Through their work as 4-H parents and volunteers as well as Florine’s 18 years as Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, the 4-H program continues to feel their influence.

Outstanding Young Alum: Rachel Wall

Starting from her days working with 4-H Nutrition projects, Rachel Wall has become an influential dietitian in Eastern Iowa, now working for ISU Extension & Outreach. Rachel actively promotes healthy lifestyles through her work with schools and community health.

Corporate Partner: DuPont Pioneer

Long time contributors to the Iowa 4-H program, DuPont Pioneer has supported a variety of initiatives including the creation of the Pioneer Seed Grants which provide funds for local 4-H clubs to conduct community service projects.

Contributing Youth: Eric Keller

Eric Keller, a Tama County 4-H’er uses the skills he has gained through 4-H to benefit others. From promoting the 4-H Shooting Sports Program nationally to creating a program to get Tama County 4-H’ers interested in the swine project, Eric is making a difference!


2018 Event Photos available HERE



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