The 32nd Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign Raises Over $26,000.

The 32nd Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign Raises Over $26,000.

07/03/2017

The commitment of Iowa 4-H’ers to the Iowa 4-H Program is what keeps 4-H thriving across the state. Through the dedication of these 4-H’ers, the Iowa 4-H Foundation was presented a check at the State 4-H Youth Conference, for $26,743.10 from the 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign. This campaign is run by members of the State 4-H Council Finance Committee and is an opportunity for current 4-H’ers to invest in their program.

For Immediate Release

The 32nd Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign Raises Over $26,000.

The commitment of Iowa 4-H’ers to the Iowa 4-H Program is what keeps 4-H thriving across the state. Through the dedication of these 4-H’ers, the Iowa 4-H Foundation was presented a check at the State 4-H Youth Conference, for $26,743.10 from the 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign. This campaign is run by members of the State 4-H Council Finance Committee and is an opportunity for current 4-H’ers to invest in their program.

“We continue to be impressed by not only the efforts of the State 4-H Youth Council, but individual clubs around the state who have decided that their program is worth investing in,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “Their contributions should inspire all of us to continue our support of the Iowa 4-H Program.”

This year, the State Council wanted to recognize counties a bit differently. In order to recognize more counties for their contributions to the 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign, this year, counties who raised the most per member as well as the most overall, were recognized by area in each category. Most Improved honors the largest overall increase in giving by percentage over the previous year.

Per Member:

Southwest
West Pottawatamie County ($3.22/member)

Southeast
Johnson County ($3.33 per member)

Northeast
Butler County ($3.39 per member)

Northwest
Sac County ($5.82 per member)

Central
Wright County ($8.73 per member)

Total Contribution:

Southwest Area
West Pottawatamie County ($777)

Northeast Area
Clayton County ($908)

Northwest Area
Wright County ($1,431)

Southeast Area
Johnson County ($1,179)

Central Area
Webster County ($1,762)

Most Improved:

1. Carroll County (627%)

2. Harrison County (447%)

3. Ida County (279%)

The 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign is the largest and longest-running fundraiser campaign conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members. In the past 32 years, Iowa 4-H members have given over $800,000 to provide financial assistance for 4-H’ers to attend camps or conferences, help members from low-income families pay their annual 4-H fee, as well as fund speakers and entertainment at the State 4-H Youth Conference.

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