Mission & Vision

More young people need the kind of hands-on, youth development experiences that 4-H provides. Experiences where they can learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas and use their influence to drive positive outcomes. The Kansas 4-H Foundation brings private funds to assist and maintain the Kansas 4-H youth development program. The Foundation builds on the tradition of bringing Kansas 4-H together with financial support from the private sector. With more than a half century of partnerships, the Kansas 4-H Foundation creates relationships with corporations, businesses, interest groups and individuals who believe in youth and express that belief through financial donations.

“We are privileged to be the link between Kansas 4-H members and the friends who want to support them. The 4-H motto to “Make the Best, Better” applies to the work the Kansas 4-H Foundation does.”Joe Stout, Board of Trustees Chairman

Board of Trustees

Officers

Joe Stout, Chair, Cottonwood Falls
Molly McVicker, Vice Chair, Hutchinson
Brenda Pomeroy Austenfeld, Secretary, Kansas City
S. Warren Weibert, Treasurer, Oberlin

Board Members

Steve Baccus, Minneapolis
Jim Bassett, Topeka
Lee Borck, Manahttan
Kent R. Bradley, Valley Center
Teresa L. Clounch, Baldwin City
James L. Gordon, Westmoreland
Carolyn Harms, Derby
Norma Decker Hoagland, Leavenworth
Doug Hofbauer, Manhattan
Connie Pelton Kays, Weir
Bill Keller, Pratt
Roger McClellan, Wichita
John Montgomery, Junction City
Barbara Morris, Hugoton
Bill New, Tonganoxie
Shelly Prichard, Wichita
Ray Purdy, Garden City

Consulting Trustees

Dr. Daryl Buchholz, Manhattan
Dr. John Floros, Manhattan
Wade Weber, Manhattan

Kansas 4-H Foundation Staff

Jake D. Worcester

PRESIDENT/CEO
jworcester@kansas4hfoundation.org

Rhonda Atkinson

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ratkinson@kansas4hfoundation.org

Rhonda Baer

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
rbaer@kansas4hfoundation.org

Douglas F. Beech

PLANNED GIVING OFFICER
dbeech@kansas4hfoundation.org

Trisha Cash

PROJECT CONSULTANT
tcash@kansas4hfoundation.org

Lindsey Oakes

DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING
loakes@kansas4hfoundation.org

Michelle Overstreet Schrader

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
mschrader@kansas4hfoundation.org

Ashley Rowe

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
arowe@kansas4hfoundation.org

Avery Rush

DONOR RECORDS MANAGER
arush@kansas4hfoundation.org

Sandy Stevenson

FINANCIAL OFFICER/BUSINESS MANAGER
sstevenson@kansas4hfoundation.org


Office Interns

Anna Setter

MARKETING & EVENTS
acsetter@ksu.edu

Ashley Fitzsimmons

SOCIAL MEDIA
ajfitz@ksu.edu