Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board to Host Annual Legacy Dinner June 9, 2022

Event Reservations Due May 25, 2022

LANCASTER, Ohio – 4-H supporters can enjoy a night out to at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on June 9. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner catered by Bob’s Backyard BBQ at 6 p.m. The program and live auction will commence at 7 p.m.

Event tickets are $50 per person, and table sponsorships that seat eight are available for $500.

“I was a 4-H member in Fairfield County for 10 years,” said Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board President Heather Wilson. “As an alum, I want to see the program continue to grow and support our youth. It’s been amazing to see local businesses, community members and 4-H families generously support the endowment throughout the last decade. We’re excited to be bringing the community together again to support this mission and allow attendees to enjoy a night of fun and socialization.”

Although planning for the endowment was started in 2000, it became fully endowed in 2006. The first Legacy Dinner was held in 2010 and has grown to more than 350 attendees supporting the youth in the Fairfield County 4-H program. The goal of the board is to generate funds sufficient to endow at 4-H position in Fairfield County and support the 4-H youth development program, allowing the 4-H tradition to continue for generations to come.

“Our county’s 4-H program serves over 2200 youth each year through traditional club and school enrichment programming,” said Fairfield County 4-H Extension Educator Leslie Cooksey. “Leaving a legacy is what the endowment is intended to do. Whether you’re a local business, 4-H family or community member, we’d love for you to join us and support the future of the program in our county.”

Additional sponsorships are available for the Legacy Dinner as follows:

  • Platinum: $3,000 (two sponsorships available) – Receive two dinner tickets
  • Gold: $1,000 (five sponsorships available) – Receive two dinner tickets
  • Silver: $500 – Receive two dinner tickets
  • Bronze: $250

Sponsorship and reservation forms can be found on u.osu.edu/4hlegacy. Checks can be made payable to one of two funds:

  • 4-H Fairfield County Foundation Fund (Money stays in Fairfield County. No Ohio State University gift credit given)
  • Fairfield County 4-H Endowment. On the check memo line designate: Fund #642082** (Earn Ohio State University gift credit and receive a giving receipt from The Ohio State University)

The event is held at Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building located at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds: 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH 43130. Reservations and payment should be mailed to: Fairfield County 4-H Endowment, P.O. Box 564, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

To subscribe to updates, visit the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment blog at u.osu.edu/4hlegacy and follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/events/1866721206856119

About the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment
The endowment was created in 2006 to raise funds to support the future of the 4-H program in Fairfield County and endow a position of a 4-H Educator if other funding sources dwindle. The 4-H Endowment is comprised of two permanent funds made possible through individual donations, business contributions and fundraising events. The 4-H Fairfield County Foundation Fund allows the money to be housed in Fairfield County. (No OSU gift credit given) and the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment is operated by the Ohio State University (Fund #642082). Visit fairfield.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/endowment to learn more.

About the Fairfield County 4-H Program
4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. The Fairfield County 4-H program was founded in 1920. The program currently reaches more than 2200 youth each year through traditional club and school enrichment programming – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities. For more information, visit fairfield.osu.edu.

What is the 31 Hour Give in Fairfield County? Can I donate to 4-H?

Dear Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Supporters,

Have you heard of #GivingTuesday? It’s kind of like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, only better! #GivingTuesday is a nationwide movement to raise awareness of community philanthropy and encourage spending with a purpose. In Fairfield County, we celebrate #GivingTuesday with the 31-Hour Give through the Fairfield County Foundation. If charitable giving is part of your year-end tradition, please consider supporting Fairfield County 4-H Endowment during the 31-Hour Give starting at 8am on Dec. 1. Visit www.fairfieldcountyfoundation.org to learn more and donate online.

Your donation will help to continue to” Leave a Legacy”  for future generations of 4-H youth in Fairfield County to have the same great memories, like 4-H club meetings, summer camps at Tar Hollow and the Fairfield County Fair, we have all shared in the past.  For more details, or ways to become involved with the efforts of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Committee, please reach out to any of our Board members.  Your generosity and support are very much appreciated.

 

 

 

Are you ready to “Get your Give On?”

30-Hours of Giving, December 3rd at 8am – December 4th at 2pm

#GivingTuesday is a nationwide movement to raise awareness of community philanthropy and encourage spending with a purpose. Similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping, the goal of #GivingTuesday is to designate a day dedicated to giving back, where people will take collaborative action to improve their local communities, support their favorite charities and causes, and help create a better world.

In Fairfield County, we celebrate #GivingTuesday with the 30-Hour Give through the Fairfield County Foundation. This year the Fairfield County Foundation is ready to help local community members increase their impact by awarding $30,000 in gifts, matching donations made over 30 hours, starting December 3 at 8am and running through December 4 at 2pm.

For the last six years, the Fairfield County Foundation has participated in #GivingTuesday, inspiring our local community members to work together to improve the community and Continue reading

2019 4-H Endowment Dinner & Auction coming on June 13

Dear Friends of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment . . . mark the date – June 13th – on your calendar for the 2019 Legacy Dinner and Auction.

Join us for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction, held this year in the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. We’re excited about this new location that offers ample parking, no need for portable restrooms, and an opportunity for lots of reflection back on the great traditions of years gone by.

Mark the date – June 13th – and plan to bring a friend and join us to celebrate Fairfield County 4-H.

A Flipping Good Pancake Breakfast Kicks off the Fairfield County Fair!

Always a flippin good time!

Make plans now to join us at the 2018 Fairfield County 4-H Endowment “Awareness” Breakfast on Sunday, October 7 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building located at the North Side of the racetrack.  We will have a “Flipping Good Time” with Katies Pancakes.

The Breakfast begins at 8 am and will continue thru 10 am. This annual donation event is geared to be a morning of fellowship and friendship for our 4-H Members, Volunteers and 4-H Families & Alumni.

Traditionally, this breakfast has served as the “Kick-Off” to Continue reading

4-H Legacy Breakfast; Celebrate the Present, Look Forward to the Future!

Come enjoy a flippin good time!

If you’ve been around Fairfield County very long, you realize the Saturday before the Fair – affectionately known as move-in day – might be the most hectic day exhibitors and their families experience during that week. If you’re one of those who agree and get up the next morning after all the exhibits are settled in and find yourself in need of an opportunity to relax and unwind, be sure to attend the 4-H breakfast!

Please consider this the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board’s formal invitation to you to Continue reading

The 4-H Legacy Breakfast; a Celebration of the Present and the Future!

If you’ve been involved in the Fairfield County Fair very long, you realize that the Saturday before the Fair – affectionately known as move-in day – might be the most hectic day exhibitors and their families experience during that week. If you’re one of those who agree and get up the next morning after all the exhibits are settled in and find yourself in need of an opportunity to relax and unwind, be sure to attend the 4-H Legacy Breakfast! Continue reading

Thanks for Making the 2016 Legacy Dinner a Huge Success

The 2016 Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Dinner & Auction has come and gone and now that all the expenses have been paid Board treasurer Michael Michael reports we were able to boost our 4-H Endowment fund balance by $22,500.

Many thanks to all those who supported this annual fund raising effort! It could not happen without Continue reading