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From Our Executive Director

For over 33 years the Minnesota 4-H Foundation has been raising private support for Extension 4-H Youth Development Programs. Our current board chair, Will Schultz and his wife Sarah recently hosted a gathering in their home for all of our past board members. It was wonderful to see old friends and to hear stories from folks who were board members in our early days. I know that the work of those first "pioneer" board members has helped make the Minnesota 4-H Foundation one of the top five 4-H foundations in the nation today.

Today our board members continue to move the 4-H Foundation forward for the benefit of Minnesota youth. In the past two years the board completed a strategic vision plan which is driving our current work. Under this plan the board established a transformational goal: to significantly increase private philanthropic giving in order to grow support of 4-H youth development to the next level. This is a lofty goal in light of the fact that over the …