Wednesday, March 25, 2020 — 6:00-9:30 PM
Reception, dinner and celebration
The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC

2020 4‑H Legacy Awards

2020 marks the 11th anniversary of the 4‑H Legacy Awards – National 4‑H Council’s largest fundraising event. Each year, hundreds of industry leaders gather in the nation’s capital to recognize remarkable youth and honor those who make life-changing experiences possible for millions of young people.

There’s no better time to support America’s largest youth development organization as we are on track to reach 10 million true leaders ready for life and their careers over the next five years.

We are proud to honor Microsoft with this year’s Grow True Leaders Corporate Leadership Award. Learn how Microsoft and 4‑H are working together to inspire teens nationwide to be digital leaders.

Event Details

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 6:00-9:30 PM: cocktail reception, dinner and celebration
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037

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Become a Sponsor and Support 4‑H Youth

Sponsoring the 2020 4‑H Legacy Awards is a tangible way to inspire, grow and support the next generation of true leaders. By becoming a Legacy Awards sponsor, you will:

  • Give more young people access to the 4‑H experience.
  • Network with Fortune 500 company leaders, elected officials, celebrities, 4‑H youth and alumni.
  • Increase your brand’s visibility nationally with a media reach of 55 million impressions.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to Lauren Howard, Manager of Individual Giving, at LHOWARD@FOURHCOUNCIL.EDU or 240-380-0781.

Become a Sponsor

Grow the Next Generation of True Leaders

If you are unable to attend the 4‑H Legacy Awards, we invite you to make a donation and provide more kids with meaningful, hands-on learning experiences through 4‑H programs in STEM, healthy living, agriculture and civic engagement. Your generosity will help us inspire and develop tomorrow’s workforce — the next generation of true leaders and entrepreneurs — as we grow 4‑H from six million to 10 million youth.

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4-H'ers working with a mentor on computer science

Thank you for your interest in supporting the 2020 4‑H Legacy Awards!

Information about sponsorship packages is provided below. Tickets to the 4‑H Legacy Awards will be available soon. Please reach out to us via the contact form below if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or have questions about the event.

If you would like to speak with someone directly about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Howard, Manager of Individual Giving, at LHOWARD@FOURHCOUNCIL.EDU or 240-380-0781.

Not able to attend the 4‑H Legacy Awards? We invite you to make a donation to provide more 4‑H youth with meaningful, hands-on experiences.

4-H Legacy Award Honorees

Legacy Champion

Legacy Champion | $100,000   

Optimal seating for 30 guests, which includes:

  • attendance at the guest reception, dinner and awards ceremony;
  • exclusive invitations for ten guests to attend the Chairman’s reception;
  • three branded tables;
  • special recognition from the stage during the awards ceremony;
  • introductions to,...
4-H Legacy Awards

Legacy Leader

Legacy Leader | $50,000  

Preferred seating for 15 guests, which includes:

  • attendance at the guest reception, dinner and awards ceremony;
  • exclusive invitations for six guests to attend the Chairman’s reception;
  • two branded tables;
  • a unique engagement opportunity with 4‑H alumni guests and/or youth leaders at your...
Jennifer Nettles singing at 4-H Legacy Awards

Legacy Advocate

Legacy Advocate | $25,000  

Seating for 10 guests, which includes:

  • attendance at the guest reception, dinner and awards ceremony;
  • exclusive invitations for two guests to attend the Chairman’s reception;
  • one branded table;
  • recognition on all Legacy event signage, in promotional materials and on the 4‑H website...
4-H Legacy Award Youth Singing

Legacy Supporter

Legacy Supporter | $12,000 

Seating for 10 guests , which includes:

  • attendance at the guest reception, dinner and awards ceremony;
  • one branded table; and
  • recognition on all Legacy event signage, in promotional materials and on the 4‑H website as a Legacy Supporter.

Youth Voices Sponsor

The Youth Voice Sponsorships include three unique programmatic sponsorship opportunities: Youth in Action, Young Alumni Advisory Committee, Youth Performer. These programmatic sponsorships will provide leadership opportunities to youth as they become 4‑H ambassadors and spokespeople.

Youth in Action Sponsor | $100,000
Includes seating for 10...

Specialty Sponsorships  

Specialty sponsorships are exclusive high-visibility branding opportunities available during the Legacy Awards event. Companies can leverage various aspects of the event (Chairman and Guest receptions, Silent Auction, Guest Registration, Raise the Paddle) to showcase your company brand.

Specialty sponsorship levels:

  • Chairman’s Reception | $50,000
  • ...

2020 Honorees

Grow True Leaders Corporate Leadership Award

For more than 40 years, Microsoft has empowered people and organizations across the world to achieve more through technology. This mission is showcased by their commitment to closing the digital divide through the Airband Initiative – extending broadband access to millions of Americans living in...

Kip Tom

Abraham Lincoln Vision Award Recipient

Kip Tom is the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, with the Rank of Ambassador.

Ambassador Tom grew up on his family’s farm in the community that his ancestors homesteaded in 1837. An agribusiness leader, Ambassador...

2019 Honorees

Grow True Leaders Corporate Leadership Award

For more than 100 years, Bayer and 4‑H have instilled the importance of science in life and career. Together, we have created the Science Matters program – a program designed to equip at least 25,000 students with the tools they need to deepen their understanding...

4-H alum Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles

4‑H Brand Champion

Jennifer Nettles is an award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, as well as the lead singer of Sugarland, a solo artist and a film and Broadway star. She is also a National 4‑H Luminary, the National 4‑H Celebrity Spokesperson, and was the recipient of the Distinguished...

Carla Hall

Master of Ceremonies

Carla Hall is best known for co-hosting ABC’s Emmy award-winning, popular lifestyle series, ‘The Chew’, as well as for competing on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Top Chef: All Stars’, where she won over audiences with her philosophy to always cook with love. The 4‑H alumna...

Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Distinguished 4‑H Alumni Medallion

United States Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers is Eastern Washington’s chief advocate in Congress, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and served as Chair of the House Republican Conference from 2012 to 2018. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers is also the co-chair of...

Bob Baffert

Distinguished 4‑H Alumni Medallion

Bob Baffert is a race horse trainer and a two-time Triple Crown winner, who grew up in an Arizona border town where his family owned a working cattle ranch and chicken farm.  All seven of Baffert’s siblings were 4‑H’ers (Arizona 4‑H), with Bob learning about...

Ericka Flanigan

Distinguished 4‑H Alumni Medallion

Ericka Flanigan, a Colonel in the United States Air Force who has received numerous awards and honors, has served the Air Force in various capacities. As Vice Wing Commander of the 70th Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Wing, the 4‑H alumna (South Dakota 4‑H) currently leads 5,700...

Charlie Kimball

Distinguished 4‑H Alumni Medallion

Not only was Charlie Kimball the first licensed driver with diabetes to win a race in the Verizon IndyCar Series, he is the first licensed driver with diabetes in the history of IndyCar. Kimball currently drives the No. 23 Chevrolet for Carlin, having started his...

Clyde Van Dyke

National Youth in Action and STEM Winner

Johnson City, New York

Clyde Van Dyke was told at a young age that he likely would not graduate from high school or ever be successful. Facing many challenges, he didn’t have the support he needed and lacked the confidence to get out of his...

Addy Battel

Youth in Action Winner, Agriculture

Cass City, Michigan

Whether she is teaching youth with special needs to care for farm animals or fighting hunger in her hometown, Addy Battel demonstrates the leadership skills she gained in 4‑H through her passion for empowering youth to be the change they want to...

Mason McClintock

Youth in Action Winner, Civic Engagement

Alma, Georgia

From his retro sense of style to his effervescent personality, Mason McClintock always felt different from others his age. Then, 4‑H came into the picture, and became an outlet for him to be himself, feel encouraged by his peers and adults and find...

Elisabeth Watkins

Youth in Action Winner, Healthy Living

Linden, California

Elisabeth Watkins, a California 4‑H’er, became passionate about healthy living during elementary school. After facing health challenges that forced her stop competitive gymnastics, she found her purpose and her passion in 4‑H cooking projects. As she learned more about nutrition, living a healthy...

2019 Legacy Awards Recap

View highlights from the 10th Anniversary Legacy Awards, including Legacy Award honorees, celebrity guests, 4‑H Youth in Action Award winners, and more!

The Green Carpet

Before kicking off the 2019 Legacy Awards, we interviewed special guests about importance of youth to take action and be doers in their community. Check out our Green Carpet playlist.

Thank you to the 2019 Legacy Award sponsors who are helping grow the next generation of True Leaders.