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.

By giving $1,000 more annually through one or multiple gifts, you will be recognized as a 1905 Society member on a display at Rock Springs 4-H Center, in publications and in our online Honor Roll. 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.

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