Giving to Kettunen Center
With a gift of at least $50 a year, you can become a friend of Kettunen Center. Your gift will help build on the quality, service and opportunities that Kettunen Center provides for 4-H and Michigan.
Friends of Kettunen Center receive the Friends of Kettunen Center newsletter and a Kettunen Center window decal.
Because Kettunen Center is a Michigan 4-H Foundation facility, your gift will also be recognized
according to giving level through the foundation’s Clover Citation Program.
Sponsor Friends: $125–$999
Please consider becoming a sponsor friend of Kett- unen Center to help support facilities renewal and program enhancements. In addition to the e-newsletter and window decal, sponsors are invited to an annual event. Sponsor options include:
Sponsor a chair — $125
The Sponsor a Chair program supports the cost of replacing chairs at Kettunen Center. Recognition at Kettunen Center may be in your name; in honor of a family, friend or club; or in memory of loved ones. Download the chair sponsor form.
Sponsor a brick — $250
For a $250 donation, the name of your choice will be inscribed on a commemorative brick. Bricks can be donated in your name; in honor of a family, friend or club; or in memory of loved ones and are placed in the courtyard of your choice. Download the brick sponsor form.
Sponsor a bench — $500
Sponsoring a bench on the waterfront, in the courtyards or gardens surrounding Kettunen Center provides a place for people to rest and enjoy the outdoors. Download the bench sponsor form.
Major Gift Friends: $1,000 and above
Major gifts for Kettunen Center support the future of the facility and 4-H learning opportunities. Major gifts to the Michigan 4-H Foundation are also recognized by Michigan State University major gift clubs.
With a gift of $1,000 or more you can be recognized on the Kettunen Center Giving Tree.
Sponsors are also needed for 4-H workshops and Kettunen Center educational programs (4-H TRACKERS, Family Fun Days and TREE – Teams Recreational Environmental Experience).
You can also help by making a gift to the Kettunen Center endowment, creating a named endowment, or sponsoring a variety of physical spaces including Red Oak Hall guest suites, the main lodge and the development of outdoor learning spaces.
For more information about these and other major gifts to Kettunen Center, contact:
About Kettunen Center
Kettunen Center, the statewide 4-H volunteer training and youth educational center, is owned and operated by the Michigan 4-H Foundation. Located on 160 acres of forest and wetlands in northern lower Michigan, Kettunen Center has emerged as a premier facility for member and professional development for other non-profit organizations.
Each year the center hosts about 250 conferences that attract more than 11,000 visitors. Revenue generated from these conferences helps support the mission and vision of Michigan 4 H Youth Development.
About the Michigan 4-H Foundation
The Michigan 4-H Foundation supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development to prepare youth from all segments of society for meaningful and productive lives through the solicitation, management, distribution and stewardship of financial support from private individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations.
Founded in 1952, the Michigan 4-H Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in East Lansing, Michigan. The foundation is led by a 30-member volunteer board of trustees who directs the work of the foundation’s executive director and staff members.