Duval County 4-H Foundation

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The Duval County 4-H Foundation, established in 1973, was created to enhance existing 4-H programs and to initiate new and innovative programs in youth development.

Each year Duval County 4-H serves approximately 8500 local youth through school enrichment, traditional clubs, and summer camp programs. Students, clubs, leaders and volunteers utilize 4-H academic study materials and complete hands-on projects in subjects such as: horticulture, animal sciences, technology, public speaking & leadership, citizenship & volunteerism, health, nutrition and home economics.

Duval County 4-H Foundation raises funds to support these programs through individual and local business contributions, fundraisers and grants.


The Mission of the Duval County 4-H Foundation is to enlist the contributions of individuals and business to support the educational goals of the local 4-H program to help youth:

  • Develop personal decision-making, communication and leadership skills.

  • Learn and apply principles of science & technology.

  • Understand the importance of food and fiber and the relationship to the world markets.

  • Learn about issues affecting families and communities and become part of the solution. 

  • Forge partnerships between families, schools and businesses to create a network of caring adults to better serve the needs of rural and urban youth.

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College Scholarships

Duval County 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Duval County 4-H Foundation will be
awarding two $1,000 scholarships this spring
to current high school seniors who have been active in the County 4-H program for 3 years or more and will be attending college full time this fall. Recent 4-H alumni who are still attending college may also apply, so please pass the word on to those you know could benefit from a college scholarship.

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Special Thanks

Special Thanks to the donors of the Duval County 4-H Foundation Dinner and Auction 2016:

Event Table Sponsors
Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association Northeast Chapter
Cedar Hills Animal Hospital
Corey Kerlin Funeral Home
Leslie Allen, Warren Alvarez,
George Corey, Dalton Dowdy,
Greg Tison, Doug Webb

Auction Item Donor Recognition
Action Graphix, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Allen Nathan Chiropractic, Alligator Farm, Beltway Animal Hospital, Bennett’s Ace Hardware, Brick Restaurant, Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant, Cason Studios, Cedar Hills Animal Hospital, Conservation Center @ White Oak, Cookie BoKay, Costco, Doubletree by Hilton, Earthworks, Fowler Accounting Service, Furniture and More, Gators Barbeque, Gore’s Nursery, Hall’s Nursery, Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, Jacksonville Golf & Country Club, Jacksonville Sun’s, Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville Zoo, The Jaguars, Maple Street Biscuits, Marineland, Medieval Times, Mellow Mushroom, Moe’s, MOJO Smokehouse, MOSH, North Florida Feed & Farm Supply, Red Train Tour, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, St. Augustine Lighthouse, Standard Feed & Seed, Starbucks on Blanding, Ted’s Montana Grill, The Bookmark, The Loop, The Mudville Grill, The Urban Bean Coffeehouse Café, Thrasher– Horne Center, Theatre Jacksonville, The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Southern Tree Farm, Sparkle On Nails, Toby’s Barbecue, Tree Hill, Tractor Supply, Trad’s, Vicker’s Auto Repair, Vicki’s Hair Salon, Walt Disney World, Whitey’s Fish Camp, Wyndham Vacation Resort, Zoe’s Kitchen

Thank YOU for your support!

Individual Acknowledgements

Dr. Howard Acree Jr., Leslie Allen, Bonnie Bailey, Carolynne Fooshee, Hillary Berry, George Corey, 4-H County Council, Terry Delvalle, Dalton Dowdy, Loralei Fox, Teresa Gagliardo, Judie Loveless, Gaye Schmidt, Neil and Lorena Stagner, Susan Stutsman, Rev. Ray Turner, Linda Turner, Jeannie Yonge, Doug Webb, Randy Kerr - Auctioneer

Food Provided By
Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Munch Wagon Donations for 2015

 J.B. Coxwell

 AA Bottled Gas

 Sam’s Club

 Ross Processing


Dr. Howard Acree 

Doug Webb 

George Corey 

Sawyer Gas

Webbco Hood Cleaning

Camp Scholorship Donations for 2015
   Duval County 4-H County Council
   Jacksonville Men’s Garden Club

Legislature Scholarships for 2015
The Ansell Boys
Publix Supermarket Charities

4-H University Donations for 2015-2016
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville

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Help Support Duval County 4-H

Youth development is the focus of all 4-H activities. 4-H encourages individuals to reach their fullest potential and the Foundation strives to forge productive partnerships that lead to the success of 4-H programs in Duval County.   You can help to support the Foundation’s mission:

Become a Member of the Foundation

You can become a member of the Duval County 4-H Foundation for as little as $25. 

Membership Levels:

       Friend                $25-$49

       Supporter          $50-$99

       Sponsor            $100-249

       Patron               $250-499

       Donor                $500-999

       Benefactor        $1,000 and above  

Become a Member Today! (Click Here)

Establish an Endowment

The Duval County 4-H Foundation Endowment Fund established in 1999 was created as a permanent investment in 4-H Youth Development. Interest & dividends earned from the Endowment provides education, incentives, training, and personal development programs for 4-H youth members and volunteers.

Endowment Giving Levels:

       Green Clover                 $5,000-$9,999

       Silver Clover                  $10,000-$14,999

       Gold Clover                   $15,000-$24,999

       Ruby Clover                  $25,000-$49,999

       Sapphire Clover            $50,000-$99,999

       Emerald Clover             $100,000-$499,999

       Platinum Clover            $500,000-$999,999

       Diamond Clover            $1,000,000 and above

Endowment Information Brochure (Click Here)

Donate items for Foundation fundraising events

Each year the Foundation looks for fundraising opportunities to support 4-H programs.  The Foundation actively seeks out donated Items for the Annual Seafood Dinner & Auction, collects Coca Cola bottle & can tops and sponsors drives to collect old cell phones.  We are always looking for new and innovative ways to fundraise.  If you see an opportunity that agrees with the principles and values of 4-H contact the 4-H Office and let us know.  (Click Here)


Volunteer your time

There are several opportunities to volunteer your time in 4-H. contact the 4-H Office for more information.(Click Here)

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For more information about supporting the Duval County 4-H Program contact the Duval County 4-H Foundation Office at 904-255-7450 or send an email.

Foundation Board Members

The Foundation Board is comprised of community volunteers representing business & industry leaders, educators, Duval County Extension personnel, and 4-H youth.

  • Board Members:
  • Leslie Allen
  • E. Howard Acree, II DVM
  • Martha Adams
  • George Corey
  • Bill Crawford
  • Dalton Dowdy
  • Carolynne Fooshee
  • Patrick Joyce
  • Tracey Kenney
  • Andy Laino
  • Neil Stagner
  • Mike Sweat, CED
  • Greg Tison
  • Rev. F. Ray Turner
  • Douglas Webb
  • Honorary Board Members:
  • J. Bryan Cooksey
  • Elwood Geiger
  • Bob Miles
  • Marilyn Halusky
  • County Extension:
  • Andy Toelle, 4-H Agent
    Kelsey Haupt, 4-H Agent
  • Savanna Turner, 4-H Agent
  • 4-H County Council Youth Representative
    Miranda Bird

Executive Committee
  • President – Leslie Allen
  • Vice-President– E. Howard Acree, II DVM
  • Secretary – Carolynne Fooshee
  • Treasurer – Rev, F. Ray Turner