Legacy Awards - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Legacy Awards

Friday, February 22, 2019
Ron Pearson Center, West Des Moines

6:00 P.M. Reception & Interactive Exhibits
6:45 P.M. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Iowa 4-H Foundation invites you to support the Legacy Awards Gala, an evening to celebrate Iowa 4-H and to recognize those who have made a significant impact on the program. Come help us honor four outstanding supporters of the Iowa 4-H program, make a contribution during the dessert auction and meet 4-H'ers showcasing their exhibits!  


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Reception Host:


Event Sponsor:

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Table Sponsors:

Ag Leader Technology
Bayer Huxley Learning Center
Dean & Adele Bowden
DeeZee Inc.
Doug & Heather Den Adel
Heartland Marketing Group
Tim & Vicki Heiller
Hilleman Family
Hills Bank & Trust Company
Iowa 4-H
Iowa Pork Producers Association
Iowa State Extension & Outreach
Curt & Pam Lang
Glen & Mary Jo Mente
Polk County 4-H & FFA Fair Association
Prairie Meadows


Event Information

We are looking forward to a fun night! Come in the main doors and you will see the check-in table. Be sure to grab your name badge and table number before heading out to enjoy the 4-H'er exhibits, photo booth and reception time. 

Attire for the evening is semi-formal, cocktail.

6:00 pm - Reception & Interactive 4-H'er Exhibits
6:45 pm - Dinner, Awards Ceremony & Dessert Auction
9:00 pm - Event Wrap-Up

Ron Pearson Center
5820 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(There will be some 4-H Clover yard signs marking the way)
The center has their own lot for parking. 

Hotel Room Block
We have a block of rooms set up at the nearby Hampton Inn in West Des Moines for Friday, February 22. 
Room rate - $109. Please call the hotel at (515) 223-7060 to make your reservation. Cutoff for the room block is February 1

We are pleased to recognize the 2019 Honorees!

Individual Supporter:  Dean and Adele Bowden (Webster City, Iowa)

Dean and Adele Bowden believe in the 4-H mission as 4-H alums from Buchanan County. The Bowdens have provided support to 4-H on the state and county levels and recently made a generous gift to Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center. The Bowdens live in Hamilton County.

Outstanding Alum:  Charles Sukup (Sheffield, Iowa)

As a 4-H alum from Franklin County, Charles Sukup is committed to giving back. Through his volunteer service and his role as President of Sukup Manufacturing, Charles is an outstanding example of the type of leader the 4-H Program produces. Charles was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame in 2011.

Corporate Partner:  Hills Bank and Trust Company  (Hills, Iowa)

Hills Bank & Trust Company has a long-standing commitment to the 4-H Program. For over 20 years they have provided their innovative leadership grant, in addition to support they provide in their local communities. Opening in 1904, Hills Bank & Trust Company has grown to become one of Iowa’s largest independent banks. 

Contributing Youth:  Kaylee Rivera (Shelby, Iowa)

Kaylee Rivera, a Shelby County 4-H’er, is using the communications and leadership skills she has gained through her involvement in 4-H to make a positive impact on her peers. Kaylee is a representative for the Be Strong Bullying Program and Love Yourself Project, advocating for bullying prevention.


2018 Event Photos available HERE


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