Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2017 Legacy Awards

Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2017 Legacy Awards

01/31/2017

The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the honorees to be recognized at the 2017 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala which celebrates the impact of Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have make an important impact on the program. Slated for 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 24 at the State Historical Building, in 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 and Nationwide.

January 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2017 Legacy Awards

Award honorees announced

AMES, Iowa— The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the honorees to be recognized at the 2017 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala which celebrates the impact of Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have make an important impact on the program. Slated for 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 24 at the State Historical Building, in 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 and Nationwide.

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

Corporate Partner: Meredith Corporation, Des Moines

Individual Supporter: Shirley Stakey, Story City

Outstanding Young Alum: Allie Lansman, Fort Dodge

Contributing Youth: Jacy McAlexander, Rockwell City

“We look forward to honoring these outstanding individuals, recognizing their contributions to the 4-H Program and highlighting the great experiences that all youth can have through Iowa 4-H,” said Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director.  “We’re thrilled to host this event to celebrate Iowa 4-H and we are grateful to 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 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 $125 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 www.iowa4hfoundation.org/awards.

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. More information at www.iowa4hfoundation.org

 

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