The Tennessee 4-H Foundation chooses to recognize individuals, families and organizations that have made significant donations to the 4-H Program by naming them Hall of Fame Donors.  Each of these donors have contributed over $10,000 over the past 10 years.

The generosity of these donors is essential to the 4-H program here in Tennessee. And because of that, the Tennessee 4-H Foundation has several levels of recognition.

Felix and Helen Knight
Benefactor Society

The Felix and Helen Knight Benefactor Society is established to honor donors who have contributed One Million Dollars or more in cumulative gifts and pledges to the
Tennessee 4-H Program.

Mrs. Helen Knight
Ms. Ruth Henderson McQueen

Diamond Benefactor Society

The Diamond Benefactor Society has been established to honor donors who have contributed One Hundred Thousand Dollars or more in cumulative gifts and pledges.

  • Mary Neil Alexander
  • Bob Brinkmann
  • William and Ruth Edmondson
  • John E. Mayfield
  • Irene Martin
  • Jim Powell
  • James and Alice Rainey
  • Ray and Dot Spann
  • Lloyd Duff Warren
  • Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture-Ag Tag Fund
  • Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation
  • Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
  • Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association

Diamond Heritage Society

The Diamond Heritage Society is established to honor donors who have contributed Fifty Thousand Dollars or more in cumulative gifts and pledges.

  • G. L. Carter, Jr.
  • A.C. and Katherine Clark
  • Charles and Frances Darnell
  • Ruth Hale
  • Waymon Hickman
  • George Mays
  • Russel and Velma Mars
  • John Riley
  • Tennessee Dairy Products Association
  • Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association
  • Tennessee State Fair

Diamond Clover Society

The Diamond Clover Society is established to honor donors who have contributed Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars or more in cumulative gifts and pledges.

  • Phil Baggett
  • James and Eugenia Bond
  • Bill and Ann Hicks
  • Michael and Martha Kee
  • Sally Smith
  • Chattanooga Ag Credit Council
  • Farm Credit Services of Mid America
  • First National Bank of Pulaski
  • Food City Supermarkets
  • Knoxville Scottish Rite Foundation
  • Lee Company
  • Martha White Foods
  • Mid-South Fair
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A.
  • Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Tennessee Rural Health Improvement Association
  • Tennessee Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association
  • Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
  • UT Campus Chest

Hall of Fame Benefactors

The Hall of Fame Benefactors Society has been established to honor donors who have contributed or pledged Ten Thousand Dollars or move over the past 10 years.

  • Keith and Sandy Baker
  • John Basinger
  • Bob and Judy Basse
  • Adam and Marissa L. Brown
  • George and June Brown
  • Rita J. Casey
  • Patricia Clark
  • Mildred Clarke
  • Janet Cluck
  • James and Donna Cox
  • Gail Disney
  • Timothy P. Fawver
  • William and Celia Foster
  • Jane Ambrose Herron
  • Arnold F. Hunter
  • Ray and Carolym Humberd
  • Anna Mae Kobbe
  • Ralph Lovely
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Malloy
  • Cynthia Mayes
  • Lois McPherson
  • Ruth Henderson McQueen
  • Curtis and Sharon Melton
  • Murray and Mary Jane Miles
  • Buddy and Penny Mitchell
  • Monty and Mary Montgomery
  • Alice Ann and Harry Moore
  • Rebecca Murray
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Newby
  • Rural and Nancy Peace
  • Ben T. Powell
  • Emmit and Betty Rawls
  • Neil and Mary Rhodes
  • William and Kaye Smith
  • Dave Stroud
  • Gene and Charlotte Turner
  • Nolan and Polly Turner
  • Clyde and Ogeal Webster
  • Etta Mae Westbrook
  • Trent Willmon
  • James and Charlotte Willis
  • John and Carol Worthman
  • Ezell Foundation
  • Fort Dodge Animal Health
  • Juanita Fasola Foundation
  • JCPenny Co.
  • KMK Acres, Leon Herron, Jr.
  • Magic Wand Car Wash Systems
  • McKee Foods Corporation
  • Nashville Area Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Purity Foundation
  • Southeast Select Sires
  • Southeast United Dairy Industry Association
  • Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders Association
  • Tennessee Agricultural Production Association
  • Tennessee Beef Industry Council
  • Tennessee Cattleman’s Association
  • Tennessee Egg and Poultry Association
  • Tennessee Feed and Grain Association
  • Tennessee Pork Producers
  • Tennessee Sheep Producers Association
  • Tennessee Valley Fair
  • Wal-Mart, Inc. Store #684
  • West Tennessee Young Farmers and Homemakers Leadership