The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens. This is accomplished through safe and inclusive learning environments, a network of caring adults, and utilizing the science-based knowledge of the University of Florida and nationwide land-grant university system.
The Florida 4-H Foundation collaborates with multiple partners including the University of Florida Foundation, National 4-H Council, county-based associations/foundations and a network of 4-H professionals, volunteers and supporters across the state.
These volunteers generously donate their time to the advancement of Florida 4-H. Click here for the full list of board members.
Robert Angus Williams
|Immediate Past President|
|Nick Place, PhD||Chief Executive Officer|
Michael Gutter, PhD
|Chief Operating Officer|
|Todd Bundy||Vice President of Development|
|Adam Basford||Vice President of Finance|
The Florida 4-H Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly along with regular committee meetings. For more information please contact Board Secretary, Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu.
Public Notice of Upcoming Meetings
|Oct 28, 2020||11:00am EST||ZOOM|
|July 29, 2020||1:00-4:00pm EST||ZOOM|
The Florida 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit supporting the UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. FEIN 59-1000186
Principal Address: 1604 McCarty Drive, RM 1040, Gainesville, FL 32611
Mailing Address: PO Box 110225, Gainesville, FL 32611
The Florida 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding individual contributors to the 4-H program. Established during the national 4-H program’s centennial year, one hundred members were inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame. Inductees include outstanding 4-H alumni, volunteers, emeritus extension agents, program leaders, and supporters. An additional four to five members are inducted each year.
This year Florida 4-H welcomed five new members to the Hall of Fame: Dr. Susan MacManus, Kim Massagee, Vicki Meriwether, Hal Porter and Don Sellers. Click here to read more about this year's honorees. Inductees were celebrated during the 2020 National 4-H Week with a live virtual Hall of Fame induction. View the full program recording here.
For more information about the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame and opportunities to sponsor the annual induction event, please contact Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu or 352.392.5432.
Alumni, friends and community partners can support Florida 4-H programs with a gift to the Florida 4-H Clover Society. The Clover Society provides critical resources to address needs for youth programs and seize new opportunities.
This special giving program recognizes donors who provide annual support to give Florida's youth with opportunities through 4-H programs. Click to learn more about the Clover Society and how you can become a member today. Contact Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu for more information and to discuss partnering with Florida 4-H.
A Florida 4-H Scholarship is a great way to support a 4-H member on their next steps in technical, career and post-secondary education. Florida 4-H Scholarships area awarded through the annual portfolio process for graduating 4-H members, with some awards also open to rising high school seniors and young alumni.
Click here for more information and a current listing of Florida 4-H Scholarships. Thank you to the many individuals, families, and organizations that make these scholarships possible for our 4-H'ers!
Scholarships may be funded annually or permanently endowed with the UF Foundation. Payment of scholarship funds is made directly to the accredited college or university or technical/trade school on behalf of the recipient.
If you would like to discuss sponsoring a 4-H scholarship, please contact Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu or 352.392.5432.
In the summer of 1985, treasure hunter Mel Fisher and his divers discovered the main cargo of the Atocha following a sixteen year search. The treasure they found was valued at $400 million. Two of the couples who helped finance the search donated a block of silver from the Atocha to the Florida 4-H Foundation and the University of Florida’s citrus research program. Because of the generosity of Mr. Barney and Mrs. Hariot Greene and Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Dorothy Lyon, the Atocha treasure continues to benefit youth education through 4-H.
The Florida 4-H Foundation used the donated block of silver from the Atocha wreckage to craft a special 4-H memento for your wardrobe. Each cloverleaf pendant or lapel pin is sold for $28.04 plus tax and comes with a certificate of authenticity from the American Numismatic Association. This jewelry is not just a piece of silver; it’s a piece of history. All proceeds support the youth-led Florida 4-H State Council.