Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2019 Legacy Awards

Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2019 Legacy Awards

01/17/2019

The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the honorees to be recognized at the 2019 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala. This event celebrates Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have made an important impact on the program.

January 17, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor 4-H supporters at 2019 Legacy Awards
Award honorees announced

AMES, Iowa— The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the honorees to be recognized at the 2019 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala which celebrates Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have made an important impact on the program. Slated for 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 22 at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines, this signature fundraising event will showcase Iowa 4-H and raise funds to support the Program.

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: Hills Bank & Trust Company, Hills; Contributor to Iowa 4-H youth and programs, including over 20 years providing leadership grants
  • Individual Supporter: Dean & Adele Bowden, Webster City; Supporters of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, Hamilton County 4-H and Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center
  • Outstanding Alum: Charles Sukup, Sheffield; President of Sukup Manufacturing
  • Contributing Youth: Kaylee Rivera, Shelby; Shelby County 4-H’er and anti-bullying advocate

“Each year, the Legacy Awards Gala gives us the opportunity to share the impact of the Iowa 4-H Program through the stories of our honorees,” said Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director. “We hope that the honorees inspire others to think about their own 4-H stories and how they might give back to help continue to provide outstanding 4-H opportunities in Iowa.”

Attendees will have an opportunity to make a contribution to support Iowa 4-H during the dessert auction. 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 11. More information on the Gala and registration can be found at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/awards. Presenting sponsors of the event are Iowa Farm Bureau and Nationwide.

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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