Faustino Bernadett Makes a Donation to National 4-H Council
Updated: Jan 19
Faustino Bernadett and his wife Martha are known for their love of animals and for giving back to their community. They have both done a lot of work with the National 4-H Council over the years and were recognized in 2017 with the 4-H Alumni Medallion.
This month Faustino Bernadett was proud to make a $1,000,000 donation to the National 4-H Council. 4-H is an organization that Faustino was involved in as a young person, that shaped his life, and means a lot to him.
A History of Commitment to 4-H
Dr. Faustino Bernadett has a history of working with 4-H, thanks to a love of animals and a love of community. In 2017, he was given the 4-H Alumni Medallion. Not only is he a long-time supporter, but he also places importance on the organization itself. He was recognized as a California 4-H alumnus and for his work as co-founder of the Molina Foundation, which partners with thousands of community organizations nationally, including 4-H and Cooperative Extension. He works tirelessly to distribute millions of new books to children and families free of charge, supporting initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities across America.
4-H is proud to honor its young people, giving out four Youth in Action Awards to recognize those who exemplify what it means to be a True Leader in communities through agriculture, citizenship, healthy living, and STEM.
4-H also finds tremendous value in its older members who have been with the organization since they were small themselves. At the Legacy Awards, 4-H recognizes 4-H Grown Alumni who, through the skills learned in 4-H, continue to impact lives and excel in their respective fields.
4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people across the country with the skills they need to lead for a lifetime. This “Community for Kids'' is delivered by Cooperative Extension, comprising more than 100 public universities across the nation that provide experiences where young people learn by doing.
For more than 100 years, 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. Since its inception, children of all ages have tackled critical societal issues, addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse, and advocating for equity and inclusion for everyone.
As a California 4-H alumnus, Faustino Bernadett seeks to give back to the organization that gave so much to him as a young person. This is what fueled him and his wife to donate to the National 4-H Council’s Fourward campaign and donate 100,000 books to underprivileged kids.