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5th Annual Gala Planning Underway

In 2014, the Iowa 4-H Foundation will host their 5th annual Gala; and it will be bigger and better than ever! The Central Iowa Gala will be held on February 22, 2014 at The Meadows in Altoona, IA. New for 2014 will be an Eastern Iowa Gala which will be held on March 1, 2014 in the Iowa City area- location TBD.

In 2013, the annual Gala Fundraiser raised a net total of over $102,000 to support Iowa 4-H’ers.

This successful event would not be possible without help from volunteers and supporters like you and it is not too early to get involved. We are currently looking for volunteers for both Gala event committees. Committees include:

Auction – develop plan, solicit auction items and identify auction process & display. Each event will include a live, silent, purse, tool belt and 4-H’er items auction.
Logisticsfood, d├ęcor, table settings, entertainment, program messaging, etc.
Promotiondesign, messaging & implementation from start to finish; includes save the date through event night promotions
Sponsorship – develop plan, solicitation, follow-through with recognition before/during & after event

If you have any questions or if you’re are interested in joining our 2014 Eastern Iowa or Central Iowa Gala team, please contact Brooke Young at or 515-294-1537. 

Stay tuned for more information and updates on the Iowa 4-H Foundation's 5th Annual Gala.


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