4-H'ers for 4-H Campaign Results Announced

4-H'ers for 4-H Campaign Results Announced


The 34th Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign, led by the State 4-H Council, raises $20,599.99.

July 8, 2019

Melanie Oeltjenbruns
Iowa 4-H Foundation Marketing & Development Manager
melanieo@iastate.edu • 515-294-4780

Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign raises over $20K for Iowa 4-H’ers!

AMES, Iowa— At the State 4-H Conference Banquet on Wednesday, June 26, the 2018-19 Iowa 4-H State Council presented a check for $20,599.99 to the Iowa 4-H Foundation from the 34th Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign. This gift was made possible through the combined contributions of 259 4-H clubs from 63 counties across the state. These funds will support the State Youth Conference & 4-H Council, financial aid for 4-H’ers and scholarships for camps and other statewide 4-H events.

At the awards ceremony, the top county from each region was recognized in the categories of top per member contribution and total contribution. The Per Member award is given to the counties that raised the most dollars per 4-H club member. The Top County award is presented to the county that raises the most dollars overall. And the Most Improved award honors the county with the greatest increase in giving by percentage over the previous year. 

Top Contributions Per Member by Region:

  • Northwest Region: Sac County ($4.88/member)
  • Northeast: Franklin County ($2.87/member)
  • Central: Webster County ($2.32/member)
  • Southwest: West Pottawattamie County ($1.66/member)
  • Southeast: Johnson County ($2.75/member)

Top Total Contributions by Region:

  • Northwest Region: Sac County ($1,590)
  • Northeast Region: Clayton County ($854)
  • Central Region: Webster County ($794)
  • Southwest Region: West Pottawattamie County ($666)
  • Southeast Region: Johnson County ($1,282)

Most Improved Counties by Region:

  • Northwest Region: Carroll County
  • Northeast Region: Fayette County
  • Central Region: Marshall County
  • Southwest Region: Guthrie County
  • Southeast Region: Van Buren County

“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.”

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 34 years, Iowa 4-H members have given over $900,000 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, fund speakers and entertainment at the State 4-H Youth Conference each year.

Photos from the awards ceremony at the 2019 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference’s Banquet can be found here.

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. 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.


Photo: Members of the 2019 Iowa State 4-H Council present a check for $20,599.99 to Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director, Emily Saveraid and Iowa 4-H Foundation Board President, Curt Lang at the 2019 State Youth 4-H Conference banquet. 

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