Dr. Faustino Bernadett is 4H Alumni Medallion Recipient
Updated: Feb 17, 2022
His love of animals, combined with his philanthropic nature, fuels Dr. Faustino Bernadett to give back to his community. He is known for his work with the 4-H Council. To recognize his work, Dr. Bernadett received the 4-H Alumni Medallion in 2017.
He graciously accepted this coveted honor during the National 4-H’s 8th Annual Legacy Awards in Washington DC. This annual event, comprised of a reception, dinner, and celebration, honors and celebrates True Leaders and 4H Grown Alumni, bringing together dignitaries and community leaders to celebrate the positive impact of 4H.
4-H also honors its young people, giving out four Youth in Action Awards to recognize those who exemplify what it means to be a True Leader in the community through agriculture, citizenship, healthy living, and STEM.
By the same token, though, 4-H also finds tremendous value in its older members who have been with the organization since they were young.
Rewarding a History of Commitment
Dr. Faustino Bernadett was one of three adults to become a 4H Alumni Medallion Recipient in 2017. Not only is he a long-time donor, but he also places a significant value on the organization itself. He was recognized as a California 4H alumnus and for his work as co-founder of his family foundation, which partners with thousands of community organizations nationally, including 4H and Cooperative Extension. The foundation works tirelessly to distribute millions of new books to children and families free of charge. It supports initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities across the country.
Together, Dr. Faustino Bernadett and his wife Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett, M.D., MBA, founded their family foundation in 2004. She is the President and CEO, and he is Vice President and Treasurer, both leading this national nonprofit organization to reduce disparities in access to education.
A Bit About 4-H
4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people across the country with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
For more than 100 years, 4H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are. Since its inception, children of all ages have also tackled critical societal issues, addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse, and advocating for equity and inclusion for everyone.
2020 4H Legacy Awards
This year’s 4H award ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC. 2020 marks the 11th anniversary of the 4H Legacy Awards, the largest fundraising event of the National 4H Council.
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To learn more about Dr. Bernadett’s history of giving, click here. You will soon see that 4-H is just one of many organizations he donates to, including the Boys and Girls Club of America and the Pearson Charitable Foundation.