4-H members raise over $25,000 for Iowa 4-H; Wright County smashes record

4-H members raise over $25,000 for Iowa 4-H; Wright County smashes record

06/30/2014

AMES, Iowa – At the direction of the 2013-2014 4-H State Council, 354 4-H clubs representing 81 counties participated in the Iowa 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign - the longest-running and the largest fundraising campaign conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members. This year’s campaign raised $25,642.70 to support Iowa 4-H youth programs and activities. $1,013.14 of this year’s campaign funds will help complete the tornado safe room at the Iowa 4-H Center. The remaining funds from the campaign will fund state events such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, operation costs of the 2014-2015 State Council, and fund financial assistance to help 4-H families with state program fees and 4-H camp fees at the Iowa 4-H Center.

4-H members raise over $25,000 for Iowa 4-H; Wright County smashes record

The 29th 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign donation presented at 2014 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference

 

AMES, Iowa – At the direction of the 2013-2014 4-H State Council, 354 4-H clubs representing 81 counties participated in the Iowa 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign - the longest-running and the largest fundraising campaign conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members. This year’s campaign raised $25,642.70 to support Iowa 4-H youth programs and activities. $1,013.14 of this year’s campaign funds will help complete the tornado safe room at the Iowa 4-H Center. The remaining funds from the campaign will fund state events such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, operation costs of the 2014-2015 State Council, and fund financial assistance to help 4-H families with state program fees and 4-H camp fees at the Iowa 4-H Center.

On Wednesday June 26, 2013 at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Jayde Hapgood from Worth County and Stephanie Martin from Webster County, State 4-H Council Finance Co-Chairs, presented this year’s check along with awards for Top County Per Member, Most Improved County Giving and Top County to Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees President Mitch Baum and Iowa 4-H Foundation Chief Operating Officer Albert Grunenwald. “This year’s State Council should be very proud of their accomplishments in this year’s campaign,” said Albert Grunenwald. “Twelve 4-H counties that had not participated in last year’s campaign donated in this year’s 4-H’er for 4-H campaign, which led to 81 counties participating and this year’s overall success.”

The Top Per Member Awards were presented to counties that raised the most dollars per 4-H club member in their county. This year’s first place award went to Wright County who set a new campaign record of $8.54 per member. Second place went to Webster County, who raised a total of $5.10 per member, and third place went to Worth County with $4.70 per member.

The Most Improved Giving County Award is given to counties that increase their contributions by the highest percentage over the previous year. In first place was Warren County with 216 percent, Iowa County with 224 percent for second, and Montgomery County in third with a 216 percent increase.

The Top County Award is presented to the county that raises the most dollars and Johnson County received first place for the second year in a row by raising $1,464.50. Wright County came in second with $1,408.62 and third place went to Webster County, which raised $1,230.74 for the 2014 campaign.

Photos from the award ceremony at the 2013 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference’s Banquet can be found on our website iowa4hfoundation.org.

 

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The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.

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Iowa 4-H Youth Development is a program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa 4-H reaches 1 in 5 Iowa youth with hands-on, learn by doing experiences. With programs in every county, the primary interest areas 4-H youth are involved in are science, technology, engineering & math (STEM), healthy living, agriculture and creative arts. 4-H’ers are Iowa’s future!

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