Andis Foundation honored by WI 4-H Hall of Fame

Wisconsin State Farmer
4-H Leadership Council Member Kyle Girard, and Dale Leidheiser and Jill Nieskes of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation accept Andis Foundation's donation.

MADISON - The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation recognized The Andis Foundation as a major partner and contributor at the 2016 Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Gala.

Nearly 150,000 youth, along with an additional 22,000 volunteers, participate and support the Wisconsin 4-H program, with the majority hailing from urban areas of the state.

Laura Andis Bishop, president of Andis Foundation, said, “Andis is proud to partner with Wisconsin 4-H Foundation’s high quality youth programs in agriculture.  A primary focus of our mission is to develop thriving kids, and this grant is a great fit helping youth develop vital skills outside the traditional classroom to help them succeed in life as well as career.”

“We are truly grateful for the support of generous partners, like The Andis Foundation,” says Brenda Scheider, Director of Development for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. “Our partners help 4‑H create cutting-edge, relevant programs for young people to learn real-world skills that will prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow, moving communities, the state, our county and the world forward in ways no other youth organization can.”

Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H has helped young people develop the skills they need to meet the demands of our complex and ever-changing world. 4-H has grown from a rich history of agricultural clubs that helped the University of Wisconsin-Extension connect families to research-based advancements in farming technology and techniques. Today’s 4-H still boasts strong programs in agriculture and animal science and has grown to include science, leadership, healthy living and communications programming that will help Wisconsin youth build a healthier and more prosperous future.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, based in Madison, Wisconsin, provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Foundation supports 4-H youth who take part in various leadership, developments, and community-building activities throughout the state.  Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by visiting