2015 Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala Raises More Than $106,000

2015 Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala Raises More Than $106,000

03/06/2015

AMES, Iowa – 4-H supporters from around the state gathered on Feb. 28 in Cedar Rapids to raise funds to support the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Over 200 attendees enjoyed an evening full of food, socializing, and of course, opportunities to bid on more than 110 silent and live auction items! At the end of the night, over $106,000 was raised to fund opportunities for Iowa’s 4-H youth which include state-level award recognition, scholarships, national 4-H trips as well as financial aid support.

2015 Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala Raises More Than $106,000

Over 200 supporters attend the Sixth Annual Gala in Cedar Rapids

 

AMES, Iowa – 4-H supporters from around the state gathered on Feb. 28 in Cedar Rapids to raise funds to support the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Over 200 attendees enjoyed an evening full of food, socializing, and of course, opportunities to bid on more than 110 silent and live auction items! At the end of the night, over $106,000 was raised to fund opportunities for Iowa’s 4-H youth which include state-level award recognition, scholarships, national 4-H trips as well as financial aid support.

 “We were thrilled with the success of this event,” said Albert Grunenwald, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “It was a great night to connect with people who care about the future of 4-H in Iowa. Funds raised from this event will help to give Iowa’s 4-Hers opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have had.”

The live and silent auctions raised $24,620 and $17,500 respectively. This year’s Fund-A-Need portion of the auction raised more than $5,750 to support National 4-H Congress! These funds will allow the Iowa 4-H Program to bring five more Iowa 4-H’ers on this national 4-H experience. Highlights of the silent auction were the 17 items submitted by Iowa 4-H’ers. Half of the proceeds from these auction items go back to the 4-H members’ local county or 4-H clubs.

“We are pleased to be able to highlight the efforts of local 4-H’ers, to help support their local programs and promote the impact 4-H has on Iowa’s young people,” Grunenwald said. “We thank the many sponsors, auction donors, attendees and friends­­ for supporting this vital program in our state.”

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1949 to provide private financial resources to fund opportunities for Iowa’s 4-H’ers and to help 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. More information is available at www.iowa4hfoundation.org.

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