4-H Members Surpass Goal For 4-H'ers fr 4-H Campaign

4-H Members Surpass Goal For 4-H'ers fr 4-H Campaign

07/14/2015

AMES, Iowa – For thirty years, Iowa 4-H’ers have raised funds through their 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign to support the 4-H program in Iowa. In celebration of this milestone the 2015 campaign was dubbed "30K for 30 Years" with a goal to raise $30,030.30. Thanks to the commitment of 4-H’ers across the state, the campaign raised $30,213.30, exceeding the goal by $183! The 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign is the longest-running and the largest fundraising campaign for Iowa 4-H conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members.

July 14, 2015

CONTACTS:

Albert Grunenwald                                           Megan Evens

Executive Director                                            Marketing & Special Events Intern

abgrunen@iastate.edu (515)294-4780             mlevens@iastate.edu (515) 294-1607

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

4-H Members Surpass Goal For 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign

The 30th 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign donation presented at 2015 Iowa Youth Conference

 

AMES, Iowa – For thirty years, Iowa 4-H’ers have raised funds through their 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign to support the 4-H program in Iowa. In celebration of this milestone the 2015 campaign was dubbed "30K for 30 Years" with a goal to raise $30,030.30. Thanks to the commitment of 4-H’ers across the state, the campaign raised $30,213.30, exceeding the goal by $183! The 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign is the longest-running and the largest fundraising campaign for Iowa 4-H conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members.

State Council Finance Chairs Kaitlyn Varner and Alex Pickhinke presented the check to the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the State 4-H Conference on July 1 in Ames. The funds from the campaign will support state events such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, operation costs of the 2015-2016 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.

"We are proud of Iowa’s 4-H’ers for recognizing the need to financially support their 4-H youth program and for making the commitment to do so," said Albert Grunenwald, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. "Their work helps to ensure that the 4-H experience remains available for all Iowa youth."

Top contributors were also recognized at the State 4-H Conference. The Top Per Member Awards were presented to counties that raised the most dollars per 4-H club member. This year’s first place award went to Wright County raising $8.53 per member. In second place was Webster County with $5.51 per member, and Sac County in third with $4.65 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 Jasper County with an 860% increase, Tama County with a 716% increase, and Lyon County in third with a 692% increase.

The Top County Award is presented to the county that raises the most dollars. In first place was Webster County with $1,653.50. Second place was Wright County with a total of $1,500.88 raised, and third place went to Johnson County with $1,479.00 raised.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and 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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Photos from the awards ceremony at the 2015 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference’s Banquet can be found on our Flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/iowa4h/sets.

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