The annual National 4-H Council Legacy Awards Gala is the organization's premier fund-raising event, and an exciting evening honoring the individuals and corporations that have made lasting contributions in support of millions of 4-H youth. Read about the 2011 Gala or the 2010 Gala.
Watch the 2012 Gala video highlights, below.
We were pleased to honor DuPont with the 2012 Corporate Leadership Award, and celebrate 22 years of continued support and partnership. Accepting the award on behalf of DuPont was James C. Borel, Executive Vice President at DuPont, and a member of the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees since 2004.
Former US Sentator, Tom Daschle, presents James C. Borel
of DuPont with the Corporate Leadership Award.
Our 2012 Distinuguished Alumni Medallion was awarded to Jennifer Nettles, lead vocalist of the international duo, Sugarland, and a highly accomplished Georgia 4-H amluna. Jennifer has been a passionate advocate for 4-H through the years. Gala guests were treated to a special performance by Jennifer and the current members of 4-H Clovers & Company.
Jennifer Nettles, recipient of the Distinguished Alumni
Medallion, with Gala host and 4-H Tennessee alumna, Carla Hall.
Nettles shares her 4-H memories with the crowd.
Jennifer performs with 4-H's Clovers & Company.
Each year, we have the difficult task of selecting one remarkable 4-H'er to receive the coveted Youth in Action award. This year's award recipient was Nate Seese, a Byron Center, Michigan 4-H'er. Nate inspired us with his innovative work of helping to provide food for families in need. Nate's efforts resulted in a true revolution of responsibility - leveraging community leaders and businesses to contribute! Read more about Nate's story of responsibility.
Russ Patrella, President of UnitedHealthcare Community and State,
presents Nate Seese with the 2012 Youth in Action Award.
From left to right: Don Floyd, President of National 4-H Council,
Nate Seese, Jennifer Nettles, James C. Borel, Carla Hall
Carla Hall, Tennessee 4-H alumna, celebrity chef
and host of ABC's show, The Chew, and Gala host.
4-H'ers from Food and Finance High School in New York
received a lesson from a Hilton Hotel chef. The basil used for
the Gala dinner was grown hydroponically by the New York City 4-H'ers.
4-H youth Board of Trustees members,
April Johnson (left) and Jeremy Embalabala (right) with guest (center).
4-H Board of Trustees members,
April Johnson, Whitney Kupferer and Kayla Martell, with guests.