Iowa 4-H’ers Raise $27,000 in Annual Campaign

AMES, Iowa ― The largest and longest-running fundraising campaign conducted by Iowa 4-H members for 4-H members had another successful year.

4-H'ers for 4-h check presentation“This year, 427 clubs representing 85 counties raised $27,115.67 to support Iowa youth,” said Kris Fish Kuhlmann, executive director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

In the past 27 years, Iowa 4-H members have contributed more than $700,000 to support Iowa 4-H programs and activities, Kuhlmann said. Iowa 4-H Youth Development is the youth program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“People and businesses invest money and resources in 4-H, because they see the positive things 4-H does for Iowa families and communities,” added Scott Mortimer, president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Funds raised in the campaign help families involved in 4-H by providing financial assistance for program fees. The funds also help youth attend camps, conferences and other leadership activities.

The top fundraising counties for this year’s campaign were Webster, Johnson and Polk counties.

“This year’s campaign totals truly show the passion and dedication Iowa 4-H members have for this great program. I congratulate every person who was involved in this campaign,” Kuhlmann said.

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[PHOTO] Check presentation: State 4-H Council Finance Co-Chairs, Jennifer Adrian, left, and Evan Fritz, right, present a check for $27,115.67 to Iowa 4-H Foundation Board President Scott Mortimer and Executive Director Kris Fish Kuhlmann at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference banquet held at Hilton Coliseum in Ames on June 27, 2012.