Angus Foundation raises more than $20,000 at 2021 National Angus Convention & Trade Show

By Peyton Schmitt | American Angus Association

To kick off the 2021 National Angus Convention and Trade Show, the Angus Foundation hosted a welcome reception for convention attendees on Friday, Nov. 5. The event featured live and silent auction offerings to raise unrestricted funds to use in furthering the Foundation’s mission of supporting education, youth and research within the Angus breed. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships, youth conferences and research projects in the coming year.

“The generosity of so many great donors at the welcome reception sets the path forward as we launch into a new fiscal year and prepare to fund many worthy programs in 2022,” said Thomas Marten, Angus Foundation executive director.

National Junior Angus Board chairman, Alexandria Cozzitorto, spoke at the reception on behalf of the countless Angus youth who have been impacted by the Angus Foundation’s mission. “I am proud to be a product of the generosity of Angus Foundation donors,” said Cozzitorto. “We’re grateful for your belief in the next generation.”

The auctions grossed $20,070 in proceeds from the silent and live offerings. The high-selling live auction lot was the HeliBacon Hog Hunt, selling for $12,000 to Pleasant Valley Farms. Topping the silent auction was the Men’s Custom Pure Beaver Hat, donated by Greeley Hat Works, Inc. and selling to Mike Mayfield. Through generous donations, the auction offered an impressive variety of items for Angus enthusiasts to consider as they enjoyed an evening of networking and Certified Angus Beef ® brand hors d'oeuvres.

A complete list of auction lots, donors and buyers follows:

2021 National Angus Convention Angus Foundation Live Auction

Lot 1: HeliBacon Hog Hunt, donated by the Angus Foundation, St. Joseph, MO
Purchased by Pleasant Valley Farms – Robert Stabler, Brookeville, MD

Lot 2: Custom Made to Measure Boots, donated by Ramblin Trails Custom Boots, Ft. Worth, TX
Purchased by Mark and Cindy Aheam, Wills Point, TX

Lot 3: Angus Watercolor Painting: “Maids of the Meadow,” donated by Martha Greer, St. Joseph, MO
Purchased by Heritage Farm – Tom McGinnis, Sheblyville, KY

Lot 4: Wine Barrel Cabinet, donated by the National Junior Angus Board and the Tim and Kara Coleman Family, Modesto, CA
Purchased by X5 Ranch – Cory Thompson, Wilcox, AZ


2021 National Angus Convention Angus Foundation Silent Auction

Lot 1: Women’s Custom Beaver 20 Hat, donated by Greeley Hat Works, Inc – Trent Johnson, Greeley, CO
Purchased by Tim and Gretchen Clark, Gretna, VA


Lot 2: Men’s Custom Pure Beaver Hat, donated by Greeley Hat Works, Inc – Trent Johnson, Greeley, CO
Purchased by Mike Mayfield, Pulaski, TN


Lot 3: Custom Cross Five Cattle Cooler, donated by Cross Five Cattle Coolers, North Sioux City, SD
Purchased by E D Angus – Clint and Suzy Hebbert, Ashby, NE


Lot 4: Custom Farm/Ranch Sign, donated by Jennez – Jen Johnson, Wanette, OK
Purchased by Dyce Bolduc, Alberta, CN


Lot 5: American West Leather Boot Bag, donated by Joel and Tammy Cowley, Alberta, CN
Purchased by Jerry and Tonya Theis, Leavenworth, KS

— Written by Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications


About the Angus Foundation

Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1980, the Angus Foundation remains focused on its mission to support Angus education, youth, and research. The organization as distributed more than $3.1 million in youth scholarships since 1998 and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research in the past decade.

For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100.

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