Legacy Awards - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Legacy Awards

Friday, February 28, 2020
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!  

                   

Event Information

We are looking forward to a fun night! Come in the main doors and you will see the check-in table. Be sure to grab your name badge and table number before heading out to enjoy the 4-H'er exhibits, photo booth and reception time. 

Attire for the evening is semi-formal, cocktail. Photos from 2019 event. 

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

Ron Pearson Center
5820 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(There will be some 4-H Clover yard signs marking the way)
The center has their own lot for parking. 

Hotel Room Block

We have partnered with the Hampton Inn West Des Moines Lake Drive for hotel guest rooms!  To book a room at the discounted rate, please call the hotel directly at 515-223-4700 and ask for the Iowa 4-H Foundation block. You can also book online using the this link. Book by Friday, February 7, 2020


Presenting Sponsors:

  

 

Event Sponsors:

Don & Cheryl Timmins


Table Sponsors:

Ag Leader Bayer Huxley Learning Center
Dean & Adele Bowden Danfoss Power Solutions
Doug & Heather Den Adel Sandy Greiner
Heartland Marketing Group Tim & Vicki Heiller
Hills Bank Mitch & Sherry Hoyer
Iowa 4-H Iowa Pork Producers Association
John Deere Latham Seeds
Glen & Mary Jo Mente Chuck & Mary Morris
People's Company  

 



The 2020 Honorees

Individual Supporters:  Chuck & Mary Morris (Ames, Iowa)

4-H has been a way of life for Chuck & Mary Morris. Both participated and excelled in 4-H as youth and even met at State 4-H Conference. Chuck has served the 4-H Program in almost every role possible for 37 years, including director of the 4-H program June 2004 - December 2012. Chuck and Mary continue to be supporters of Iowa 4-H through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Outstanding Alum:  Eric Hanson (Des Moines, Iowa)

Eric Hanson grew up on a farm in Story County and is an 8-year alumni of the Howard Rockets 4-H Club. Eric is now known for his morning anchor role at KCCI Channel 8 and his work telling stories of Iowans on his “This is Iowa” segment. Not only is Eric an excellent representation of Iowa 4-H, he continues to use his platform to share about and promote the 4-H Program.

 

 

Corporate Partner:  Nationwide Insurance (Des Moines, Iowa)

The partnership with Nationwide began over 10 years ago when they began sponsoring ways for 4-H youth to showcase their projects. 2020 marks the fifth year Nationwide has been a Presenting Sponsor of the Legacy Awards, specifically sponsoring the Outstanding Alumni Award.

Contributing Youth:  Kristina Goth (Marcus, Iowa)

Kristina Goth, a Cherokee County 4-H’er has taken the idea of service to another level. What started as making a toiletry roll-up bundle for the homeless has turned into Kristina inspiring many others to sew, start their own service projects, and join in on her mission. Kristina also had the opportunity to take this project all the way to Skid Row in Los Angeles.

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