The 2021 Georgia 4-H Gala, hosted by the Georgia 4-H Foundation, will celebrate the immense, decades-long impact 4-H has had on our youth, families, and communities, proving that Georgia 4-H is “Simply The Best.” The event will be held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
Upon arrival, guests will reunite with friends in the hospitality area and then move on to an elegant cocktail reception and extensive silent auction. Dinner follows from acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck and a special program honoring Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, renowned environmentalist, Diane Davies. The evening will also showcase the 40th anniversary of Georgia 4-H’s Clovers & Company. Afterward, guests can enjoy the post-program piano bar with special guest performances. All donations raised through the Gala will be used to help fund Georgia 4-H programs and facilities throughout the state.
Lifetime Achievement Award
More than 1.2 million participants have enjoyed the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program — using the outdoors as a ‘classroom without walls’ to engage K-12 students in experiences that highlight the science, natural resources, and natural history of local ecosystems — since its inception in 1979. This innovative and award-winning program began with a $300 budget, a six-month timeframe, and the determination of Diane Davies, retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist and senior public service associate.
“The award was established to recognize individuals who have dedicated time, energy and resources to Georgia 4-H and is considered the highest honor Georgia 4-H can bestow,” said Melanie Biersmith, associate state 4-H leader. “When one considers the contributions of Diane Davies — her many years of outstanding service, the foundation she created, the legacy she developed and the impact her work has had on Georgia 4-H — it’s easy to understand why she is the next recipient. Not only is her work a series of considerable achievements, her work for Georgia 4-H actually represents achievements of a lifetime.”
State 4-H Leader Arch Smith states, “Diane Davies’ contributions to 4-H inspired others across America to enhance outdoor learning opportunities. Much of the continued success of the Georgia 4-H facilities is a result of Diane’s efforts to develop the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program.”
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Ticket sales for in-person and virtual admission will be announced soon.
Auction information will be available closer to the event.
Clanton & Jenna Black
Joe & Cheryl Chapple
Katie Comer & Tyler Ashley
Alice Yurke & Robert Davis
Karl & Joan Zimmer
Green & White-
Georgia Poultry Federation
Kevin & Sue Chapman
Ken & Chris Jones
John & Lisa Shirreffs
Arch & Brenda Smith
Diane Vaughan & Lynn Rainey
Johnathon S. Barrett & Thomas White
Bill & Marihope Flatt
Scott & Dr. Laura Johnson
Billy & Kelle Ray
Raj & Asha Shah
Sponsorship opportunities will be posted by March 26, 2021.
To sponsor or donate auction items, please contact Adam Hammond.