Alumni Spotlight: Peggy Naile

Published: November 16, 2020
Peggy Naile

For Peggy Naile, being involved with Indiana 4‑H and the Indiana 4‑H Foundation has been a lifetime commitment. She participated in the Indiana 4‑H program as a youth member, was a parent representative on her county 4‑H council, served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana 4‑H Foundation from 2001 to 2007, and has been a 4‑H club leader for over 25 years.

Peggy earned her undergraduate degree in German studies from Vassar College in New York. Years later, she attended law school at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Peggy retired from the practice of law in 2018 and currently enjoys spending time outdoors, riding her horses, and serving as an active participant in community groups. 

Peggy believes that the 4‑H program bundles many fundamental life lessons as the program evolves to meet new challenges, while providing youth with leadership development and community engagement skills. She says, “Donating to the Indiana 4‑H Foundation helps build a strong base of support for 4‑H programs and the next generation of community leaders.” 

Peggy encourages others to pay it forward by giving back to 4‑H as a premier youth development organization that cultivates strong leaders with well-built values. She finds that retirement accounts are a great financial giving tool. Peggy has named the Indiana 4‑H Foundation as a beneficiary of her retirement account.  She also designated the Indiana 4‑H Foundation to receive part of her annual required minimum distribution from that account, giving her some tax savings and supporting 4‑H at the same time. “You can see your investment in action, whether through annual giving or legacy gifts, as they all help provide tools for learning life skills,” she remarks.

When Peggy was asked about the impact of 4‑H, she states, “The best part is when a former 4‑Her becomes an adult 4‑H leader, because that extends the cycle even further.” Peggy continues to stay engaged with Indiana 4‑H to further her cycle and support an organization that empowers her to make a positive difference in the lives of others. 

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