Giving Societies

For Individuals

Celebrating the strong philanthropic roots of Kansas 4-H, the 1905 Society is Kansas 4-H Foundation’s exclusive recognition society honoring leadership annual giving donors. Members of the 1905 Society set an example and inspire other 4-H alumni, parents, and friends to make a difference for the youth of Kansas by giving at a leadership level annually.

Kansas 4-H began in 1905 because of philanthropy and the belief in Kansas youth. Youth were given loans for livestock through a “pay it forward” model of philanthropy. They learned responsibility and the importance of philanthropy. Now, over a century later, members of 1905 Society carry on the tradition of philanthropy within Kansas 4-H and inspire youth to continue developing and growing into true leaders tomorrow.

Individuals who give annual gifts of $1,000 and greater through one or multiple gifts will be recognized as a 1905 Society member. Giving totals are counted based on the calendar year. Honor the philanthropic roots of Kansas 4-H and invest in tomorrow’s leaders, by becoming a member of the 1905 Society.


For businesses and organizations

Recognizing the generosity to Kansas 4-H, the Emerald Alliance is our exclusive giving society celebrating leadership annual gifts from business and organizational partners. Emerald Alliance members understand and reinforce the importance of Kansas 4-H through philanthropic support for the growth and expansion of the program.

Businesses and organizations who give $1,000 or more annually through one or multiple gifts are recognized as Emerald Alliance members. This select group engages with the Kansas 4-H program on an important level and has greater access and visibility to the families, volunteers and staff who make up the Kansas 4-H community. They also have the opportunity to become well-informed 4-H advocates, engaged locally and statewide. Through their affiliation with Kansas 4-H, Emerald Alliance members inspire others to also contribute.

As part of this giving society, businesses and organizations are given the exclusive opportunity to advertise in our official publication The Pledge, which is mailed to more than 10,000 alumni, friends and families twice a year. 

Together, Emerald Alliance members represent the invaluable commitment of Kansas businesses and organizations to make the best better through the Kansas 4-H program.

Join Today

To join or learn more about how you and your business can invest in Kansas youth, contact the Foundation at 785.775.0123 or

Heritage Council - Planned Giving Society

Members of the distinguished Kansas 4-H Heritage Council have pledged through their estate plans to enhance Kansas 4-H. As members of the Heritage Council, they encourage others to become part of the Kansas 4-H legacy. Opportunities to make an impact through planned gifts to the Kansas 4-H Foundation include:

  • bequests through a will or trust.

  • designating the Kansas 4-H Foundation as the beneficiary of a bank account, brokerage account retirement plan or life insurance policy.

  • utilizing a gift model such as a charitable remainder trust or charitable IRA rollover.

Join Today

To learn more about how you and impact generations of Kansas 4-H youth, contact the Foundation at 785.775.0123 or