4-H Youth Development

Leadership Circle

Kentucky 4-H is supported by many individuals, businesses, and organizations; their support is essential to providing an outstanding 4-H program.  The Kentucky 4-H Foundation Leadership Circle was established in 2011 to recognize donors for substantial, unrestricted donations.

Members of the Leadership Circle are known as “Investors,” and each Investor receives special recognition throughout the year.  These Investors help provide the crucial unrestricted resources needed to grow overall support for Kentucky 4-H, expand opportunities for 4-H members, and ensure 4-H remains a vital center of excellence in the Commonwealth.

You can become an Investor in one of two ways.  First, you may become an Investor by making an annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the Foundation’s Annual Fund.  Second, one can become a Lifetime Investor with a one-time $10,000 donation to the Leadership Circle Endowment.  Individuals, couples, families, businesses, and organizations can be a Leadership Circle Investor.  The Leadership Circle program operates on a calendar year basis.

We are proud to recognize and thank our Lifetime and 2015 Leadership Circle Investors.


Lifetime Leadership Circle Investors

George A. & Ruth H. Duncan

Melanie W. & Steve Kelley

Jerry D. Westerfield M.D.


2015 Leadership Circle Investors

(* indicates they have been an Investor since the beginning of the program in 2011)

Jeff & Michelle Brown Brock

Dennis Cannon *

Gil & Mary Cowles

Marianne Smith Edge

Gary Ellegood

Farm Credit Mid-America*

Jake Fink*

Paul & Jill Hall*

Dr. Jimmy & Faye Henning

Ralph & Fran Simms Hildabrand

H & R Agri-Power*

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Dr. Charlene Jacobs

Kentucky Association of Extension 4-H Agents (KAE4-HA)

Kentucky Department of Agriculture – James R. Comer, Commissioner*

Kentucky State Horticultural Society

Kentucky Nutrition Service







Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives*

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Pamela R. Larson

Limestone Farm Lawn Worksite*

Owensboro Grain Company, LLC*

Donald & Becky (Cravens) Reid

Christine N. Riley

Keith & Holly Rogers*

David Wallace*

Chappell Wilson