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Rahr Corporation invests $20,000 to help 4-H youth learn, lead and succeed

Happy food stand helpers!
Since 1992, the Rahr Foundation has been a generous supporter of the youth development efforts of Minnesota 4-H. Their annual gifts to the Minnesota 4-H Foundation have provided consistent funding for staff to expand and deepen individual financial support for county and statewide 4-H programs.



"Rahr Corporation makes investing in today's youth a priority," said Marilyn Tech, Rahr executive administrative assistant. "Quality youth leadership programs, such as 4-H, ensure that future generations are equipped with the competencies necessary for strong leadership [and] a hopeful future marked by positive contributions to self, family, community and society. Rahr believes in 4-H and the success of the young people who participate in 4-H programs."

L to R:  William Rahr, Rahr Corporation President and CEO,
Katie Schneider, Marilyn Tech, Mary Schoenbauer
In late 2015, the Rahr Corporation deepened their organization’s support of local 4-H programming by making a one-time $20,000 gift to Scott County 4-H for the purpose of retrofitting their food stand at the county fair.

"The revenue we generate through our food stand each year provides significant funding for local youth to participate in 4-H leadership retreats, performing arts programs and STEM experiences," said Katie Schneider, Scott County 4-H program coordinator. "This single, generous investment from the Rahr Corporation equips us to have a sustainable revenue source that will impact Scott County youth for years to come."
Scott County 4-H youth using
food stand kitchen sink

The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is grateful for the Rahr Foundation and Rahr Corporation’s ongoing support of Minnesota 4-H. Together, we are ensuring that youth in Scott County and across Minnesota can access meaningful experiences that help them to learn, lead and succeed.

To learn more about corporate investment into the youth leadership programs offered by Minnesota 4-H, please contact Frank Mumford at 612-625-2180 or frankm@umn.edu.


Erin Kelly-Collins
Minnesota 4-H Foundation
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