Committee Information

The Dairy Endowment’s Committee is composed of WSU Extension faculty, dairy industry personnel, 4-H leaders, youth and dairy support organizations, and staff. Their purpose is to coordinate fundraising activities and oversee all decisions regarding the Fund. The Committee is an affiliate of the Washington State 4-H Foundation with all funds managed through the Foundation. The 4-H Dairy Endowment Committee is dedicated to raising funds for programs that support the development of leadership skills, educational experiences, and career opportunities for youth.


The 4-H Dairy Endowment’s mission is to develop skills such as leadership, team work and self-worth in dairy 4-H members.  We promote youth leadership by providing national trips, travel grants and college scholarships through continued growth of the 4-H Dairy Endowment Fund.

Committee Members
Gayle Ashworth
Washington State 4-H Foundation
Cathy Boisseranc
Snohomish County
Gary Fredricks
WSU Extension – Cowlitz County
Liz Holtcamp
Skagit Count
Lana Smaciarz
Pacific County
Monty Schilter
King County
Katie Ryks
Whatcom County
Carmen Van Tuyl, Chair
Lewis County
Joanne Odens
Whatcom County
Vicki Furrer
Snohomish County


Washington State 4-H Foundation
Gayle Ashworth, Program Coordinator
2606 W Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371-4998
(253) 445-4570


Washington State University