Duval County 4-H Foundation

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Events | Special Thanks | Support Duval 4-H

Here is your chance to score some of the best ticket prices in town for the upcoming Jaguars football season, as well as help support the Duval County 4-H Youth Development Program. With every ticket sold, you get to enjoy great seats and donate to Duval County 4-H hassle-free!

Click here to purchase your tickets for any of the Jaguars 2015 season home games, and know that you have helped support positive youth development in Jacksonville!

Click on the flyer below for more details!

Contact Terri Weaver for further information. 

About

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.

Mission

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.

2014 Foundation Scholarships

Each year the Duval County 4-H Foundation awards two $1,000.00 scholarships to deserving 4-Hers. One of the scholarships is named after Tom Braddock who was an Extension Director and also a Founder of the Duval County 4-H Foundation. The other is named in honor of James Watson who was also an Extension Director. He had a weekly TV show titled, “Hi Neighbor” and was alsoa founding member of the 4-H Foundation in Duval County.This year we had three deserving 4-Hers, so a third scholarship was awarded, named after Ronald G. Adams who passed away this past spring. He was a long-time residence of the Oceanway community. His wife, Martha, has served on the Foundation Board for several years.

Let us introduce to you the three recipients our 2014 Foundation Scholarships:

The Tom Braddock Scholarship was awarded to Robert Manzone. He has been a part of 4-H for six years and belonged to the Duval Diplomats and the Rabbiteers. Robert held offices in both clubs, headed community service projects, and also served on the County Council. The many skills that he learned in 4-H will go with himthroughout his life. Robert plans to attend University ofNorth Florida in the Fall where he will study music.

The James Watson Scholarship was awarded to Neil Stagner III. Neil has been an active member of 4-H for the past seven years. He has been involved at the Club, County, District and State levels. 4-H has taught Neil valuable citizenship, public speaking and leadership skills.After graduation he plans to complete his AA degree and go on to earn a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Central Florida.

The Ronald G. Adams Scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Weaver. Jennifer has been involved in 4-H forthirteen years. She began as a Cloverbud at the age of five all the way up to Teen Leader with the offices of Treasurer, President, Reporter and Recreation Leader.  In 2012, Jennifer was awarded 4-Her of the year and has won numerous competitions in Poultry and Horticulture. Her plans are to attend FSCJ in the fall.

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Events

Here is your chance to score some of the best ticket prices in town for the upcoming Jaguars football season, as well as help support the Duval County 4-H Youth Development Program. With every ticket sold, you get to enjoy great seats and donate to Duval County 4-H hassle-free!

Click here to purchase your tickets for any of the Jaguars 2015 season home games, and know that you have helped support positive youth development in Jacksonville!

Click on the flyer below for more details!

Contact Terri Weaver for further information. 

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Special Thanks

Donors of the Duval County 4-H Foundation Dinner and Auction2015:

Dr. Howard Acree, Martha Adams, Adventure Landing-Beaches, Al’s Pizza, Leslie Allen, Alligator Farm-St Augustine, Warren Alvarez, Famous Amos, Anita’s Garden Shop, Bent Creek Feed, Hillary Berry, Gus and Linda Bock, Bodacious Food, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jerrold and Darlene Burroughs, Carraba’s, Casa Marina Hotel, Cason Studio’s, Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, Cedar Hills Animal Hospital, Cookie Bokay, Corey Kerlin Funeral Home, Costco, Cowford Traders, Community First Federal Credit Union, Bill Crawford, Crowne Plaza, Dalton Dowdy, Edible Arrangements-Southside, Greater Jacksonville Fair, FNGLA NE Chapter, 4-H County Council, George Corey, Farmer’s Market, Carolynne Fooshee, Fowler Accounting Services, Faith Adams Frishberg, Furniture and More, Michelle Green, Gores Nursery, Heritage Institute Massage, Kelly Hogan, Home Depot, Carl Hoyt, Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville Zoo, Lealia Joyner, Junior Seafood, The Loop, Judie and Richard Loveless, Kennedy’s Closet, Randy Kerr, Longhorn Steakhouse, Marietta Feed Store, Marineland, Moe’s, MOSH, Mossfire Grill, North Florida Feed & Farm Supply, Karla Nurmela, O’ Brother’s, Olive Garden, Teresa Pennington Gagliardo, Phillips Garden Store, PRP Wine International, Procter Ace Hardware, Publix, Judy Rees, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Vicki Sale, Sawyer Gas, David and Gaye Schmidt, Neil and Lori Stagner, Starbucks on Roosevelt, Sticky Fingers, Susan Stutsman, Mike Sweat, Thrasher-Horne Center, Theatre Jacksonville, Greg Tison, Tree Steakhouse, Tractor Supply, Trad’s Garden Center, Linda Turner, Rev. F. Ray Turner, Terry DelValle, Doug and Ann Webb, Westside Wranglers, Wild Adventures Theme Park, Yulee Pawn and Collectables, Zoe’s Kitchen  

Food Donated By:
Monroe Bryant, Bono’s Barbeque, Gator’s Barbeque, Golden Corral, Mojo’s No 4, Sonny’s Barbeque, Tidbits, Doug Webb, George Corey and Dr. Howard Acree

Munch Wagon Fundraiser Donations for 2014
Thank you to the Duval County Farm Bureau and Men’s Garden Club of Jacksonville for your generous donation to the Munch Wagon at the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair this year. We could not have done it without you!

Duval County Farm Bureau
Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
Men’s Garden Club
Ross Processing
Sawyer Bottled Gas
Webbco Hood Cleaning

Camp Cherry Lake Scholarship Donations for 2014
Bill and Barbara Crawford
Dr. Howard Acree
Duval County 4-H County Council
Men’s Garden Club

Legislature Scholarships for 2014
The Ansell Boys
Publix Supermarket Charities

Junior Master Gardener Donations for 2014
Duval County Master Gardeners
Men’s Garden Club
Prudential Foundation
The Garden Club of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Kiwanis, Duval County Farm Bureau and Joann Blong Memorial Contributors supported Duval 4-Hers to Florida 4-H Congress
In 2014, Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville, Duval County Farm Bureau and Joann Blong Memorial Contributors supported Duval County 4-H Foundation by providing financial resources for 4-H youth to attend Florida 4-H Congress.  At this week-long event, Florida 4-Hers from 67 counties participate in educational workshops, activities and competitions; covering a range of subject matters including science and technology, healthy lifestyles, citizenship and leadership. 

 

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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
  • Warren Alvarez
  • 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
  • 4-H County Council Youth Representative
  • Alana Stagner
Executive Committee
2014-2015
  • President – Leslie Allen
  • Vice-President– E. Howard Acree, II DVM
  • Secretary – Carolynne Fooshee
  • Treasurer – Rev, F. Ray Turner
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