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Call-A-Thon Update: Surpass $17,000
The 2013 Iowa 4-H Foundation Call-A-Thon is underway and has entered it's 7th week at the Extension 4-H Building.  During that time period, The Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H Club members have raised over $17,000 for Iowa 4-H'ers. 

Under the direction of ISU Collegiate 4-H Programming Chair and Foundation student employee, Ashley Kinkade, current ISU 4-H Collegiate members take time out of their busy evenings to call prospective supporters of the 4-H mission to "Make The Best Better."  Thank you to The Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H Club members for all they do to assist with the Call-A-Thon annually! Check back in coming editions of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Four-Word e-News to find out the total raised!



Save the Date

Giving Tuesday
December 3, 2013

National Congress Send Off
November 28, 2014

Iowa 4-H Foundation's
5th Annual

Central Iowa 4-H Gala
February 22, 2014
The Meadows at Prairie Meadows, Altoona

Eastern Iowa 4-H Gala 
March 1, 2014

The Celebration Farm,
Iowa City  

Giving Tuesday 

Thank you for your continued support of Iowa 4-H and the Iowa 4-H Foundation! The holiday season is right around the corner- Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, but have you heard about

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is happy to announce their partnership and participation in Giving Tuesday this year to fund opportunities for Iowa's 4-H Youth.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 3, 2013, for the global day of giving, Giving Tuesday. 

For questions or more information about Giving Tuesday, contact Brooke Young at or 515-294-1537
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Funding Opportunities for Iowa's Youth


New Faces Join Board of Trustees
Passing of the gavel from past president Deb Pullin-Van Auken to incoming president Mitch Baum
On October 11, 2013 at Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa
,the Iowa 4-H Foundation welcomed 7 new trustees, including one youth trustee. Mich Baum, Business Development Manager of Summit Farms, LLC was also elected as president of the 2013-2014 Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. Current 4-H'er Michael Tupper from Chickasaw County was selected as the newest Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee.

"We are honored and pleased to welcome to our board seven professional new trustees with a long history of dedication, loyalty and passion to the 4-H organization," said Executive Director Kris Fish Kuhlmann.  "We have confidence in the new perspective each new trustee has to offer as we implement our strategic plans and undertake an 
exciting capital campaign project to help propel Iowa 4-H forward."

Our newest trustees are:
Announcing Fifth Annual Gala   
Mark your calenders for the 5th Annual Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala Events!
The Central Iowa Gala will be held at The Meadows at Prairie Meadows in Altoona on February 22. We are excited to expand this fundraising event to a second location in Eastern Iowa this year!  The Eastern Iowa Gala will be held at The Celebration Farm in Iowa City on March 1.

Come and enjoy a great night of fundraising featuring entertainment, delicious food, silent and live auctions and a special 4-H program at both of these formal events.  Both events will run from 6 to 11 p.m. Stay tuned for more information in regards to event registration and auction donations.


For information about Gala sponsorships, contact Kris Fish Kuhlmann, Executive Director at (515) 294-1552 or to learn more.  

Foundation Celebrates National 4-H Week
Foundation and 4-H Staff celebrated their 4-H pride October 6-12 for National 4-H Week. The Iowa 4-H Foundation highlights of the week include participating in the Healthiest State Initiative Walk on October 9 and collecting donations for the Rosedale Shelter. Historic items from the foundation's archives were set display throughout the week for visitors and staff to view.

Many 4-H'ers took to social media and turned their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts 4-H green. Thank you to all you participated in spreading the National 4-H logo across the world wide web.  We enjoyed seeing the 4-H clover throughout our social media pages. 
Tell us about your National 4-H week stories! Email Brooke Young at to share your story and see it on our Iowa 4-H Foundation Blog! 

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