Grunenwald Named Interim Executive Director

Grunenwald Named Interim Executive Director

08/05/2014

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Albert Grunenwald as Interim Executive Director effective July 30, 2014.

Grunenwald Named Interim Executive Director

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Albert Grunenwald as Interim Executive Director effective July 30, 2014.

Grunenwald has been with the Iowa 4-H Foundation for nearly 19 years, having served as the organization’s Associate Director and most recently Chief Operating Officer the past two years. He manages daily operations, personnel and annual giving.

“With his energy and enthusiasm, Grunenwald is a great asset to the team,” says Mitch Baum, Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees President. “He has the knowledge and understanding of this organization to continue moving the foundation forward during the interim period.”

"As a 4-H alum and parent of 4-H'ers, I am honored to serve the Iowa 4-H program in this capacity,” says Grunenwald.  "I look forward to working with individuals and businesses across the state who want 'To Make the Best Better' for all Iowa youth."

Grunenwald will focus on fundraising priorities, including 4-H scholarships, recognition opportunities, and facility improvements at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.  Grunenwald replaces Kris Fish-Kuhlman who resigned from the position of Executive Director on July 24. He can be contacted by phone at 515-294-4780 or by email at abgrunen@iastate.edu

The Iowa 4-H Foundation, a mid-size nonprofit with more than $7 million in assets, provides financial resources for youth development through 4-H. The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds for many of the state and national opportunities that allow young people to experience the full benefits of 4-H. These opportunities help enhance critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give Iowa 4-H'ers a competitive edge in their future endeavors. For more information about the Iowa 4-H Foundation, visit www.iowa4hfoundation.org

 

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CONTACTS:         Mitch Baum                                         Brooke Young
                           President                                             Administrative Specialist
                           Iowa 4-H Foundation                             Iowa 4-H Foundation
                           mbaum@summitfarms.com                  brookey@iastate.edu
                           641-373-4242                                       515-294-1537

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