What We Do

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation was established in the early 1950’s as the “4-H Recognition Committee” to recognize superior service and achievement among 4-H members and volunteers. In 1962, the committee incorporated as the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation with a 501(c)(3) non-profit designation.

The Foundation raises money for Texas 4-H. We believe that 4-H improves the lives of Texas youth. When you invest in Texas 4-H, you are investing in the future of Texas.

Research has shown that young people who participate in 4-H are more likely to make better grades, give back to their communities, make healthier choices, be civically active and engaged citizens.

Staff

David White

President & CEO
David.White@ag.tamu.edu

Kelly Gideon

Scholarships & Grants
Kelly.Gideon@ag.tamu.edu

Meredith Born

Alliances & Partnerships
Meredith.Born@ag.tamu.edu


Board of Trustees

officers

  • Fred Weber, Chairman of the Board
  • Bill Jerman, Chairman Elect
  • Bill Poteet, Past Chairman
  • Shaun Tuggle, Secretary & Treasurer
  • JD Pauerstein, Legal Counsel
  • David Waggoner, Legal Advisor
  • Chuck Lewis, Investment Advisor
  • Martha Couch, Alumni Development Officer
  • Frank Monk, Scholarship Development Officer

Foundation Development District #1
Serving Texas 4-H Districts 3 & 4

  • Trey Gordon, Vice Chairman
  • Jake Paine
  • Stefan Marchman
  • Bill Poteet
  • Kirbe Schnoor
  • Diane Johnson
  • Lizzy Bently

Foundation Development District #2
Serving Texas 4-H Districts 11 & 12

  • Tina Stavinoha, Vice Chairman
  • Rachel Cutrer
  • Laura Guerra Ramirez
  • Emanuel Gockzin
  • Lesley McMillan

Foundation Development District #3
Serving Texas 4-H Districts 6 & 10

  • Dinah Covert, Vice Chairman
  • Traci Phillips
  • Jackie Simmonds
  • Trish Ballard
  • Terry Urbanczyk
  • Jackie Van De Walle

Foundation Development District #4
Serving Texas 4-H Districts 5 & 9

  • Jennifer Van Matre, Vice Chairman
  • Kelley Sullivan
  • Dana Barton
  • Donna Webster
  • Bill Murski

Foundation Development District #5
Serving Texas 4-H Districts 7 & 8

  • Chanda Moseley, Vice Chairman
  • Kristin Stanley
  • Rob Golding
  • Teresa Keese
  • Wes Allison
  • Loree Brenham
  • Brittni Kaczyk
  • Whitney Richter

Foundation Development District #6
Serving Texas 4-H Districts 1 & 2

  • Plug Pheil, Vice Chairman
  • Angie Martin
  • Katherine Bezner
  • Austin Voyles
  • Aaron Sage
  • Angie Carver
  • Adam Walker

Association Members

  • Cary Simms, TCCAA
  • Mandy Patrick, TEADCS
  • Kristen Clark, TEA4-HA
  • Monty Dozier, TESA