Legacy Awards - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Legacy Awards


Friday, February 26, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa

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!  


Event Information

More details to come this fall.

Photos from 2020 event. 

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


Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:



Event Sponsors:

Don & Cheryl Timmins

Table Sponsors:

Ag Leader Bayer Huxley Learning Center
Dean & Adele Bowden Danfoss Power Solutions
Doug & Heather Den Adel Sandy Greiner
Heartland Marketing Group Tim & Vicki Heiller
Hills Bank Mitch & Sherry Hoyer
Iowa 4-H Iowa Pork Producers Association
ISU Extension & Outreach John Deere
Latham Seeds Glen & Mary Jo Mente
Chuck & Mary Morris Peoples Company
Polk County 4-H & FFA Fair Association  


The 2020 Honorees

Individual Supporters:  Chuck & Mary Morris (Ames, Iowa)

4-H has been a way of life for Chuck & Mary Morris. Both participated and excelled in 4-H as youth and even met at State 4-H Conference. Chuck has served the 4-H Program in almost every role possible for 37 years, including director of the 4-H program June 2004 - December 2012. Chuck and Mary continue to be supporters of Iowa 4-H through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Outstanding Alum:  Eric Hanson (Des Moines, Iowa)

Eric Hanson grew up on a farm in Story County and is an 8-year alumni of the Howard Rockets 4-H Club. Eric is now known for his morning anchor role at KCCI Channel 8 and his work telling stories of Iowans on his “This is Iowa” segment. Not only is Eric an excellent representation of Iowa 4-H, he continues to use his platform to share about and promote the 4-H Program.



Corporate Partner:  Nationwide Insurance (Des Moines, Iowa)

The partnership with Nationwide began over 10 years ago when they began sponsoring ways for 4-H youth to showcase their projects. 2020 marks the fifth year Nationwide has been a Presenting Sponsor of the Legacy Awards, specifically sponsoring the Outstanding Alumni Award.

Contributing Youth:  Kristina Goth (Marcus, Iowa)

Kristina Goth, a Cherokee County 4-H’er has taken the idea of service to another level. What started as making a toiletry roll-up bundle for the homeless has turned into Kristina inspiring many others to sew, start their own service projects, and join in on her mission. Kristina also had the opportunity to take this project all the way to Skid Row in Los Angeles.

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