The Kurt Kinnear Beard Fundraiser

The Kurt Kinnear Beard Fundraiser

The Kurt Kinnear Beard Fundraiser

It was a little over a year ago that three organizations became one 4-H Alberta, continuing an over 100-year legacy and simultaneously reinventing itself. With the ‘new’ 4-H Alberta also came a new CEO: Kurt Kinnear.

When we first met Kurt, he was clean-shaven and fresh-faced (see Exhibit A, picture of Kurt – June 2020). Fast forward one year and we realized, we want the old Kurt back (see Exhibit B, picture of Kurt – June 2021).

During the May 2021 AGM, a passionate and well-respected longtime supporter and former board member of 4-H Alberta, Keith Luft, had an amazing idea: “We put a whole new face on 4-H Alberta – let’s put a new face on Kurt”. And just like that, the Kurt Kinnear Beard Fundraiser was born.

Let’s raise some funds for 4-H Alberta’s youth and youth programs! Our fundraising goal is $5,000 and we are hoping you, our 4-H Alberta community, will join in on the fun.

Here is how it works:

The fundraiser will run from July 1 – July 25, 2021

Donations can be made through the following online giving portal: or by sending a cheque to the Alberta 4-H Centre (please note the Kurt Kinnear Beard Fundraiser in the memo field).

Every donation counts but the donor of the largest donation will determine the beard style Kurt will wear for five days. Donations made by individuals will receive a charitable tax receipt but we also welcome group fundraisers, i.e. through a district or club.

Beard styles to choose from are:

  • The Hulk Hogan
  • The Lanny McDonald
  • The Wolverine
  • The Monkey Tail
  • The Napoleon III Imperial

4-H Alberta community – Let’s put a new face on Kurt!!!

Any questions, please contact the fund development team at