Our 2018 Year-End Fundraising Campaign was a success in more ways than we could have imagined. We've reached our goal of $10,000 with donations and pledged support. We were also humbled by the wonderful stories that we collected about 4-H, one of the programs your donations supported. Since our theme was ‘Stories of Impact’ we heard from young people, like Elizabeth who said 4-H was a ‘game-changer’ for her life. We also heard from Ulster County residents who have been impacted across multiple generations. For example, Mike Warren, pictured on the left, with his daughter's Grand Prix winning horse. Four generations of his family, including himself, have been enriched by 4-H. Mike said, "What I learned in 4-H helped me throughout my whole career." He credits the 4-H Public Presentation Program, where he learned at a young age how to communicate and share information, with providing critical skills that have served him well in public and professional life. When we opened the conversation around the impact of this program, it became apparent that ripples of its effects run wide and far.
We know the culture of philanthropy is changing the landscape of giving. We know the percentage of individual giving is increasing at a higher rate than ever before. We know donors want to see the impact their donations will make. Therefore, we are working hard to communicate with our friends and community the difference their support is making in 4-H, our other programs, and with the residents of Ulster County. We hope that you feel good about giving to our organization and we thank you for every dollar, every day you spend with us, whether you're volunteering or learning with us, or sharing the needs of the community. Here’s to a great 2019!
Once again, thanks for your generosity and support. Here's to a bright and successful 2019 full of opportunity and promise for Ulster County youth!
Please make checks payable to CCEUC and mail to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, New York 12401.
Last updated March 7, 2019