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Georgia 4-H Foundation Gala breaks fundraising record

With Grammy award-winning artist and Georgia 4-H alumna Jennifer Nettles as honorary chairperson and former state leader Roger C. “Bo” Ryles receiving the Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2015 Georgia 4-H Gala was the organization’s most successful event to date.

More than 600 Georgia 4-H alumni and supporters gathered at the Loews Atlanta Hotel Aug. 8 and raised a total of $313,145 through sponsorships, ticket sales, auctions and gifts.

“We’re thankful to the volunteers, 4-H youth development professionals, alumni and friends who support Georgia 4-H and make it grow,” said Mary Ann Parsons, executive director of the Georgia 4-H Foundation. “The gala gives us a platform to share our latest 4-H stories and celebrate the generosity of the individuals who understand how their support can make a remarkable difference in a young person’s life.”

Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance leadership development and performing arts programs, including Clovers and Company, Georgia 4-H’s signature performing arts group.