Kneeshaw elected Michigan 4-H Foundation vice president
Sheila Wade Kneeshaw, of Detroit, was elected to a two-year term as vice president of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its October board meeting.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sheila Wade Kneeshaw, of Detroit, was elected to a two-year term as vice president of the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees at its October board meeting.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the mission and vision of Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development. The foundation receives donations from individuals and organizations to support 4-H youth development activities and to train Michigan 4-H’s adult and older teen volunteers.
Kneeshaw serves as the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, Michigan Division representative on the foundation’s board, a tradition that began with the incorporation of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. This past year Kneeshaw served as president of the association’s Indian Village Branch. Before retiring and transitioning to community volunteer leadership roles, Kneeshaw worked for 40 years as an employee of the City of Detroit, serving in roles that included economic development manager and project manager. She is an avid gardener and arts activist, and a member of the Herb Society of America - Grosse Pointe Unit, the Western Wayne County Master Gardener Association, the Nichols School Garden - Jr. Master Gardener Program, the Meadowbrook Hall Garden Club, the Detroit Garden Center Garden Club, the Theatre Arts Club of Detroit, the Fine Arts Club, the Grosse Pointe Theatre, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. where she has served as both a Gallery Service volunteer and member of the board of director’s Arts and Flowers Committee.
Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees are volunteers who manage foundation policies and operations and are community advocates for ongoing and increasing support for 4-H. They are also charged with overseeing the activities of foundation staff members and working on committees developed to facilitate foundation operations.
Also elected as officers were: president Sally A. Stuby, Centreville; treasurer Melissa Humphrey, Fowler; and secretary Jacob M. DeDecker, St. Johns. The immediate past president is Douglas E. Lewis, Milan.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation owns and operates Kettunen Center, the state’s 4-H leadership training and conference center near Tustin, Mich. The organization also generates private support to operate and maintain the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens at Michigan State University. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit www.mi4hfdtn.org. Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension. More than 209,000 youth are involved in 4-H with the support of 16,000 adult volunteers. For more information about Michigan 4-H, visit www.4h.msue.msu.edu.