About Us

people walking through a muddy garden during 4-H event with wheelbarrow in tow

About the Oregon 4-H Foundation

Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1957, the Oregon 4-H Foundation is an associate of the Oregon State University Foundation, which manages funds donated to 4-H and provides other services.


Our mission is to advance Oregon 4-H through acquisition of resources and developing partnerships to expand outreach, and maximizing stewardship of resources, grants and awards.

Our Board

Sterling Allen, External Relations Committee Chair
Jennifer Beathe
Ellen Bradley
Leslie Burns, Development Committee Chair
Sue Densmore, Vice President/Grants Committee Chair
Greg Duff
Lori Elkins, President
Connie Kearney, Secretary and Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair
Carol Kronstad
Stacie Lieuallen
Colin Pyle, 4-H Center Committee Chair
Dru Sloop, Past President
Nolan Sundberg
Carrie Thompson, OSU Foundation Board of Trustees Liaison
Griffin Zollner

4-H Agent Representatives and Ex Officio:
Jon Gandy, Jefferson County
Melinda Garcia, Lane County
Kelly Noack, Marion County
Ivory W. Lyles, Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement and Director, OSU Extension Service


Tom McLennan, Interim Executive Director
Cathryn Haas, 4-H Program Leader

Learn More

Oregon 4-H is part of Oregon State University Extension: the state’s only youth development organization integrated with an international public research university. Learn more about Oregon 4-H and how to get involved.

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