Quarterly news & updates
November 2023 | Issue 6
Noteworthy Items
4-H Fee Increase Covered
Iowa 4-H increased the program development fee by $10 this year to $40. Instead of passing this increase on to 4-H members, the Clinton County 4-H Foundation decided to pay the increase for members who enroll by Dec. 1st. That brings the total to $15 for 4-H members. Clover Kids members still receive a $5 discount thanks to the 4-H Foundation.
Recognition Night Recap
75 4-H members and families enjoyed a taco bar for the 2022-2023 recognition night earlier this month!

Our 4-H Foundation helps keep costs low for families by paying a majority of the tab for this event. The Foundation also sponsors the pins and medals for members.

Throughout this week and next, you'll see awards and photos on our Facebook page.
Scholarships Available Soon
12th grade members should add the Clinton County 4-H Foundation scholarship to their list! Applications will be out soon and are due April 1st. Don't forget about he Tom Olson Memorial Beef Scholarship, Iowanna Jrs Scholarship, and the Chuck Goddard Memorial Scholarship.

You'll also find Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships available soon.
Smart Ways to Give Before 2023 Ends!
Make an Immediate Difference
When you support our mission by simply writing a check, you make great things happen and may receive a federal income tax charitable deduction.

Did you know? Your envelope must be postmarked on or before Dec. 31 for your donation to qualify this year.
Make a Gift From Your IRA
If you are 70½ or older, you can give any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to us. (Note: This amount will be higher in subsequent years to adjust for inflation.) You will not pay income taxes on the transfer. If you are required to take minimum distributions, you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your obligation. Your IRA administrator must remove the funds from your account by Dec. 31 for your donation to qualify this year.

Did you know? If you have check-writing features on your IRA, your check must clear your account by Dec. 31 to count toward your required minimum distribution for the calendar year.
Use Appreciated Securities
By donating appreciated securities that you have owned for longer than one year, you receive the same income tax savings as you would by making a gift of cash. You also eliminate any tax on the appreciation.

Did you know? If the securities are electronically transferred to us, the gift date is the day the securities enter our account—not the date you ask your broker to make the transfer.

Memorial Gifts
Donors who choose this option can share 4-H stories and memories with loved ones. The honoree's family will also receive acknowledgement if an address is provided. Donation amounts can vary.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsors receive various gifts depending on the sponsorship level they choose. Businesses or individuals can become sponsors. To be included on the t-shirt, sponsorships must be received by May 15th.
Donate Online
You can support our local foundation online with a credit or debit card through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Next to "I would like to support" select "Other" and type in "Clinton County 4-H."