4-H Foundation names new executive director

(02/14/24) BATON ROUGE, La. — Jon Carr has been named executive director of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation.

Previously serving as director of development for the LSU Foundation as a fundraiser for the College of Engineering, Carr brings years of experience and ingenuity to a position encompassing multiple responsibilities, including serving as managerial leader, primary fundraiser and chief development officer for the 4-H Foundation.

Carr said he is eager to hit the ground running on securing the tools and capital necessary to serve the youth of Louisiana.

“I’m excited to work with the supporters of 4-H to further advance the mission of youth development in Louisiana,” he said. “This work is critical to secure funds in order to advance the amazing initiatives that create future leaders through 4-H.”

Carr will work under the direct guidance of the associate vice president and program leader for youth, Toby Lepley, devising strategy, providing visionary leadership, offering guidance, ensuring coordination and overseeing all tiers of contributions to the foundation.

Lepley said he is thrilled that Carr accepted the position and will bring a wealth of experience to this vital role.

"Jon has a proven track record as a development officer at the LSU Foundation and a successful background in sales,” Lepley said. “We are confident that his skills will greatly contribute to our mission, and we look forward to having him as the lead storyteller, highlighting the transformative impact 4-H has on the lives of youth in grades 4 through 12.”

Carr said he applied for the position in no small part due to his wife, who was involved in 4-H in central Louisiana for nine years.

“It really shaped her, and that is why the role resonated with me,” Carr said. “I simply want to be a conduit in which those passionate about 4-H can generously support our youth and see the impact of their gift.”

Jon Carr.

Jon Carr has been named executive director of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation. He previously worked for the LSU Foundation as a fundraiser for the LSU College of Engineering. Photo provided by Jon Carr

2/14/2024 4:59:42 PM
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