Tom Quann and his family established this fund with the Washington State 4-H Foundation on May 3, 2011. Tom has been actively involved with 4-H for many years, first as a 4-H Member in the Hartline 4-H Livestock Club from 1945-1949, then serving as the State 4-H Leaders’ Council Treasurer. He was a member of the Washington State College Collegiate 4-H Club from 1949-1953. In 1956, Tom became an Extension 4-H agent in King County. After his years of service as an Extension supervisor for WSU, he remained extremely active in Extension and 4-H fund raising activities and assisted with fund raising efforts throughout the years. In 1987, Tom retired from WSU Extension after having held the following positions: Extension Supervisor at Large, District Supervisor, Acting Executive Director, WA State 4-H Foundation, Extension District Program Leader, Extension Associate State Leader, 4-H Specialist and King County Agent. Tom was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2001. Upon his retirement from WSU in 1987, the 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously elected him to continue serving on the board. For 50 years, Tom has been a true champion and advocate for 4-H. This endowment honors Tom’s contributions of wealth, wisdom and work for 4-H in the state of Washington.
Funds shall be used to award scholarships to current 4-H members who are high school seniors, to continue their education beyond high school.