Duval County 4-H Foundation
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.
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.
Applications are due in the 4-H office by
April 29, 2013.
Please note: Applications received in the
4-H office after April 29 will not be considered.
2012 4-H Club Challenge Winners:
“Color Me Rad” 5K Run
September 29th, 2012 @ the Equestrian Center
The foundation would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraiser “Color Me Rad 5K Run” by signing up to volunteer or using the promo code “duval4h” when registering for the run.
The following 4-H clubs raised money by participating in the “4-H club challenge” portion of this fundraiser:
1st place – Duval Diplomats
2nd place – Westside Wranglers
3rd place – 4-Elements
A donation of $525.00 was also made to the Junior Master Gardener program.
2012 4-H Foundation Scholarship Recipients
The Duval County 4-H Foundation congratulates the following 4-H youth on their accomplishments and future successes while pursuing college aspirations:
- Emily Stutsman receives the Duval 4-H Thomas H. Braddock College Scholarship
- Aaron Hancock receives the Duval 4-H James N. Watson College Scholarship
Thank you to everyone who applied for Duval County 4-H College Scholarships this year. We had some wonderful applications from very deserving 4-H members.
2012 Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
This year the foundation added a display booth in the barn.
The topic: How is a cow judged?
The foundation added two fair intern positions available to 4-H alumni & graduating seniors:
The foundation had a stellar turnout for its annual member meeting at the fair:
Special Thanks to the many 4-H clubs and volunteers who support the Munch Wagon fundraisrer, we sold out of pig sticks this year!
Winners of the 2012 4-H Farm City Fundraiser drawing:
Jacksonville Jaguar Foundation & Comcast Support 4-H Through School Gardens
During 2010-2011 school year 590 Duval County students participated in Junior Master Gardener (JMG) curriculum topics. The JMG program provides students exposure to sustainable food sources, healthy eating habits, and gardening skills. The students learn to grow vegetables and participate in making meals with the vegetables they have grown. Without the support of grant funding from the Jacksonville Jaguar Foundation and Comcast, Duval County 4-H would not be able to provide support for this program offered to our local schools.
Jacksonville Kiwanis Help 4-Her’s Attend Congress Event
January 2012 - Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville supports Duval County 4-H Foundation by providing financial resources for Florida 4-H Congress. Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville sponsors 10 scholarships to Duval County 4-Hers to attend the week long 4-H State Congress event. Florida 4-Hers from 67 counties participate in educational workshops, activities and competitions; covering a range of subject matters including science and technology, citizenship, leadership and environmental technology.
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.
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
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)
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:
- Bill Crawford
- Carolynne Fooshee
- Dalton Dowdy
- Douglas Webb
- E. Howard Acree, II DVM
- Gale Stalling
- George Corey
- Judie Loveless
- Leslie Allen
- Martha Adams
- Mike Sweat, CED
- Rev. F. Ray Turner
- Warren Alvarez
- Tracey Kenney
- Honorary Board Members:
- Thomas Braddock
- Bob Miles
- Elwood Geiger
- J.Bryan Cooksey
- Marjorie Modesky
- Dennis Jammes
- Gary Roegner
- County Extension:
- Andy Toelle, 4-H Agent
- 4-H County Council Youth Representative
- Scott Read
- President – Leslie Allen
- Vice-President– Gale Stalling
- Secretary – Carolynne Fooshee
- Treasurer – Judie Loveless