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Pease named director of development for Kansas 4-H Foundation


The Kansas 4-H Foundation has named Linda Pease as the new director of development for the youth development organization's foundation. The announcement was made July 31 by Gordon Hibbard, the organization's president and chief operating officer.

Pease most recently was chief development officer at the Emporia State University Foundation where she had a primary role in raising major gifts, managing the estate planning program, and overseeing the development team.

"I am very pleased to have Linda joining our outstanding team of professionals," Hibbard said. "She will be a valuable asset to our organization with her combination of fund development experience and passion for Kansas 4-H."

"Her involvement with our organization will provide a greater opportunity for us to serve Kansas 4-H, including the projects and programs we operate and administer as a foundation," he added.

Prior to working at Emporia State University, Pease worked at Kansas Farm Bureau, the National Audubon Society and the Kansas Pork Producers. She has been active in several volunteer roles including work as a community 4-H club leader in Riley County where she and her family helped start the Little Apple 4-H Club when her daughters were in 4-H. She is also a past chair of the Kansas Foundation for Ag in the Classroom.

"Coming to work at the 4-H Foundation feels a bit like going home again. I'm looking forward to working with the staff to help the foundation grow the resources needed for the future success of their programs and projects," Pease said.

The Kansas 4-H Foundation was established in 1952 to provide services and private sector support to Kansas 4-H. The Foundation owns and operates the Rock Springs 4-H Center, owns the Clovia Scholarship

House at Kansas State University, provides a supply service for local 4-H entities, publishes the "Kansas 4-H Journal" and provides private 4-H funding for grants, awards, trips, internships and scholarships.

Pease will begin her duties with the Kansas 4-H Foundation on Sept. 14.

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