The Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development program strives to teach leadership, citizenship and life skills to approximately 1,500 4-H club members each year. While most of these young people participate in the traditional 4-H club experiences, an additional 1,000 youth are exposed to 4-H work through school enrichment programs. And children who are not yet 4-H age can participate in a non-competing, activity based curriculum known as the Cloverbud program. In addition, the 4-H Youth Development program also creates training and leadership opportunities for more than 280 4-H advisors in our County.
While dollars to support the 4-H Youth Development program are received cooperatively through Federal, State and County funding, several years ago friends and former 4-Hers met to begin what is now known as the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment. The mission of this Endowment and the Board who manage it is to raise awareness and dollars for long term investment in the 4-H program. Our hope is to leave a Legacy for 4-Hers for generations to come.
I became involved with the Endowment Board three years ago. I felt as a 4-H Alumna it was time for me to “give back.” I do whole heartedly believe in the mission of the 4-H program which is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
Our major fund raiser each year is the Legacy Dinner and Auction which will be held this year on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the farm of Doug and Cheryl Majors and Family, located at 750 Ginder Road near Lancaster. The evening will begin with cheese and wine tasting, and the auction preview at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00. The entire evening is dedicated to the benefit of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment when you will enjoy great food, fellowship with other supporters of our County’s 4-H program, and perhaps most importantly, lots of fun!
I would like to invite you to help us leave a legacy by simply attending, and/or by becoming one of our contributing sponsors for the evening. There are actually four different ways for you to consider becoming involved and supporting the effort of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment.
First, for $40 you can attend and enjoy the great meal!
Second, for $400 you may purchase a table for 8 to attend the Dinner and Auction and share the table with your business colleagues or friends.
A third alternative for participation is a donation for either the silent or live auction that is held during the Legacy Dinner. Examples of suggested items that are appreciated for these auctions include themed gift baskets, event tickets, autographed memorabilia, gift certificates, jewelry, photography, art work, baked goods and sweet treats, or any items that represent 4-H and youth. You may also find a listing of few items already included in the Auctions on the Legacy Auction page.
If you would like to simply become a contributing sponsor of the event, there are five different levels of support available ranging from donations of $100 to $2000+.
Regardless of the extent you choose to participate, we do hope you will come and share an evening of food, fellowship and fun, and become involved in supporting the 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction.
I do hope you will consider the opportunity to “pay it back” or “give it forward” and help us create a Legacy for the youth enrolled in the many Fairfield County 4-H programs. If you have questions, or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the 4-H Endowment Board. Please find linked below the various forms that allow you to order your tickets, or to commit to one of the other forms of sponsorship.
Fairfield County 4-H Endowment President
Ph: 740-652-7267 or firstname.lastname@example.org