Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2016 Legacy Awards

Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2016 Legacy Awards

Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2016 Legacy Awards
Award honorees announced

AMES, Iowa— 4-H grows in Iowa! To celebrate the impact of Iowa 4-H and to honor four supporters of the program, the Iowa 4-H Foundation will host the Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala. Slated for 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 26 at the Embassy Club West, in West Des Moines, this signature fundraising event will showcase Iowa 4-H and raise funds to support the Program. Presenting sponsors of the event are Iowa Farm Bureau,Nationwide and U.S. Cellular.

The evening will feature interactive 4-H exhibits, entertainment by talented 4-H’ers, dinner and awards ceremony. Throughout the course of the evening, four supporters of the 4-H Program will be honored:

Corporate Partner: Iowa Farm Bureau, West Des Moines
Individual Supporters: Glen & Mary Jo Mente, Ames
Outstanding Alum: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey
Contributing Youth: Morgan Border, Fort Dodge

“We’re thrilled to host this new event to celebrate 4-H,” said Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director. “We look forward to honoring these outstanding supporters and highlighting the great experiences that all youth can have through Iowa 4-H. We are thankful for the generous sponsors and individual donors who make this event possible.”

Attendees will have an opportunity to make a contribution to support Iowa 4-H during the dessert auction and Fund-a-Need portion of the evening. Dollars raised support the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s mission to fund 4-H youth programs delivered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and to provide other opportunities-- state recognition, national 4-H trips, college scholarships and special programs, which enhance the Iowa 4-H experience.

Event admission is $100 a person or $1,000 for a table sponsorship, which includes admission for eight. Registration must be made before February 12. More information on the upcoming Gala and registration can be found at

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs to over 100,000 young people throughout the state of Iowa. These programs and opportunities help enhance 4-H’ers’ ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills. In 2015, the Iowa 4-H Foundation invested over $1.2 million to support Iowa 4-H’ers. More information at



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