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4-H Foundation kicks off 20 for 2020 development campaign

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FERNDALE, Ark. – The Arkansas 4-H Foundation, a non-profit that supports the educational programs of 4-H, is kicking off a major development campaign called 20 for 2020.

“The program is simple: we are asking only $20 a month from January 2018 through January 2020,” said Ewell Welch, executive director of the foundation. “At that rate, each donor will have given $720 by the campaign’s end.”

Welch said the goal is to attract 1,000 donors through this campaign.  

20 for 2020
 2018 Development Campaign theme 

Generosity begins at home, and because 4-H is operated by the Cooperative Extension Service, Rick Cartwright, Cooperative Extension Service director, and his wife Lynnette, have already set a high standard, graciously providing the campaign’s first support with a $500 donation and a $50/month pledge.

Welch said the foundation was working with its bank to make the process for all donors as simple as possible whether by check; by credit card or through autodraft.

The foundation funds 4-H scholarships and operations at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, which hosts youth development, STEM education and adult education/teambuilding programs and serves as a retreat and conference center for a wide range of school, corporate, faith-based and non-profit clients. 

To learn more about the campaign, contact the 4-H Foundation at 501-821-4444 or download the pledge form at

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your (insert appropriate office) as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Ewell Welch 
Arkansas 4-H Foundation 

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