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The Iowa 4-H Foundation's Call-A-Thon is unique in it's own way, differing from other calling fundraisers. This Call-A-Thon is not based out of a call center, or from an outside state. It takes place in our offices here on the Iowa State University Campus. Our callers are Iowa 4-H'ers who have benefited directly from donors and sponsors during their 4-H membership.

The Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H Club  members take to the phones to raise money for the Iowa 4-H Foundation through the annual Call-A-Thon. Historically, ISU Collegiate 4-H members call for a week during the fall semester. This year, they will be calling two nights per week for the remainder of the fall semester.
Colin Ryan, member of The Iowa State
University Collegiate 4-H Club, enjoys
hearing 4-H stories and experiences
from donors.
The purpose of the annual Call-A-Thon is to raise funds for the Iowa 4-H Foundation's scholarships and recognition programs such as National 4-H Conference and Congress, and the tornado safe room project at the Iowa 4-H Center.

During their first night at the phones, three collegiate members, Abby Sparks, Colin Ryan and Ashley Kinkade, raised over $3,400!!As of September 25th, the ISU Collegiate 4-H'ers have raised over $7,300!!

Update: on October 21, the collegiate 4-H members surpassed $15,000 with a running total of $15,250!!! 

"For me, it's more about developing relationships with donors. It is so fun to call them and hear their 4-H story and why they give to Iowa 4-H. It gets me excited about being able to give one day," says Ashley Kinkade, Programming Chair, ISU Collegiate 4-H.

Last year, 4 ISU collegiate 4-H'ers raised $21,251 during 4 nights of calling. Two years ago, volunteers raised $15,557 for Iowa 4-H'ers

How can you help with this year's Call-A-Thon? Contact our offices and we will arrange for one of the collegiate 4-H member callers to call you.

The Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H Club members take joy in connecting with current and past donors of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Donors are also provided with the opportunity to hear from the 4-H'ers who have benefited from contributions made through scholarships, recognition programs, and Iowa 4-H Center experiences.

On behalf of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, we would like to thank The Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H Club members for all they do to assist with the Call-A-Thon annually. We greatly appreciate your time to raise funds for Iowa 4-H and for sharing your story about the positive impacted these donations have had on your 4-H experiences.

For more information about how your donation will impact Iowa 4-H'ers, please visit our website.

Our Mission: The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides financial resources for youth development through 4-H.
We are a charitable 501(c)(3) organization with a volunteer governing board of up to 40 trustees and six full-time staff. Our office is located on the campus of Iowa State University.

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