Iowa 4-H Foundation Receives Contribution from Dakota Access Pipeline

Iowa 4-H Foundation Receives Contribution from Dakota Access Pipeline

10/24/2017

Last week, the Iowa FFA Foundation and Iowa 4-H Foundation received matching donations of $90,000 each from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC. The funds will be used to benefit local youth along the pipeline route, as well as students across the state through conference sponsorships and curriculum support. The foundations hosted a joint check presentation Thursday, October 19, at the FFA Enrichment Center.

October 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

                      

IOWA FFA FOUNDATION, IOWA 4-H FOUNDATION EACH RECEIVE $90,000 FROM DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Donation made to each organization intended for local educational programming, financial aid and state foundation support

ANKENY, Iowa – Last week, the Iowa FFA Foundation and Iowa 4-H Foundation received matching donations of $90,000 each from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC. The funds will be used to benefit local youth along the pipeline route, as well as students across the state through conference sponsorships and curriculum support. The foundations hosted a joint check presentation Thursday, October 19, at the FFA Enrichment Center.

Dakota Access is giving each organization $5,000 per county the pipeline traverses, totaling $90,000 across eighteen counties in Iowa. In an effort to support youth programs in counties along the entire four-state pipeline route, Dakota Access made similar donations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois totaling more than $400,000.

“We are grateful to Dakota Access Pipeline for their contribution to support local 4-H programs. These dollars will provide support to help to local 4-H’ers develop their leadership potential, critical thinking skills, and community engagement. This donation will help these programs to grow.” says Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director.

“Dakota Access is making a major impact at a pivotal time for agricultural education, as Iowa FFA membership has achieved a record of more than 14,900 members. With this incredible investment, more than 25-percent of all Iowa FFA members will be impacted and have the opportunity to develop their potential for Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success through agricultural education! We sincerely thank Dakota Access for making a positive difference in the lives of our next generation of agricultural leaders,” says Joshua Remington, Iowa FFA Foundation Executive Director.

About Iowa FFA Foundation

The Iowa FFA Foundation focuses on encouraging youth to pursue careers and leadership roles in the agricultural industry. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides leadership activities, scholarships, incentive awards, agricultural education programs, and instructor workshops. The foundation’s objective is the preparation of Iowa’s most valuable resource—its young people—to help chart the future of our state’s largest industry.

About Iowa 4-H Foundation

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. In addition, the Foundation funds financial aid, college scholarships, & state and national recognition opportunities. 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.

Media Contacts:
Joshua Remington, Iowa FFA Foundation Executive Director
Joshua.remington@iowaffafoundation.org, (515) 965-7375

Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director
esaver@iastate.edu, (515) 294-1552

 

Cutline: 

Chuck Frey, VP Crude Oil Pipelines for Energy Transfer, VP Engineering and Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline & Mike Futch, VP Interstate Engineering for Energy Transfer, Project Manager on Dakota Access present a check for $90,000 to Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director Emily Saveraid and Board President Doug Den Adel. They are joined by Butch Till & Lisa Dillinger of Energy Transfer Partners.

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