Iowa 4-H Foundation wants to recognize 4-H Alumni at the Iowa State Fair

Iowa 4-H Foundation wants to recognize 4-H Alumni at the Iowa State Fair


Call for nominations for Alum of the Day awards

June 14, 2018


Iowa 4-H Foundation wants to recognize 4-H Alumni at the Iowa State Fair
Call for nominations for Alum of the Day awards

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation has opened their call for nominations for the annual Alum of the Day awards at the Iowa State Fair. Ten individuals will be chosen to be recognized each day of the first ten days of the Fair, August 9-18th at the 4-H Exhibits Building. Winners will receive four Fair admission tickets, one parking pass for their day, a 4-H goodie bag, presentation and award ceremony.

Do you know a 4-H alum who exemplifies the 4-H spirit, contributes to their community or continues to support the 4-H Program? The Foundation needs your help in honoring these local 4-H advocates. Alum of the Day is a recognition event that seeks to thank 4-H alumni for their service in spreading the work of 4-H and living out the core pillars of the 4-H Program.

“We are always thrilled to recognize Iowa 4-H alums who continue to live out what they’ve learned in 4-H and are still advocating for the 4-H Program,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “This is a great opportunity for people to highlight someone right in their community that is making an impact to them. We’re grateful to Titan Tire for their partnership in this program!”

To complete a nomination visit: and submit a nomination form outlining how 4-H has impacted the nominee, why the nominee deserves recognition, past and current 4-H involvement, along with any other information the selection committee may need to better consider your nomination.

Nominations must be postmarked or emailed to by July 6.  Winners will be notified by July 13. Nominees must have been a 4-H’er and must currently reside in Iowa. Nominations that are not selected will be considered the following two years.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds for many of the opportunities – recognition, national 4-H trips, scholarships and special programs– that allow young people to experience the benefits of 4-H. The opportunities we help fund for 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. The Iowa 4-H Foundation: Funding Opportunities for Iowa’s Youth Through 4-H. For more information about the Iowa 4-H Foundation, visit    


Photo cutline: 2017 Alum of the Day recipient Raeann Hanlon receives her certificate from Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director.

Media Contacts:
Melanie Oeltjenbruns, Iowa 4-H Foundation Marketing & Development Manager, (515) 294-1552

Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director, (515) 294-1552

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