February 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Katie Allen, Angus Foundation marketing and public relations assistant, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
Get the Angus Platinum Visa® to Benefit the Angus Foundation
The $75,000 Card Challenge, a partnership project with INTRUST Bank, will continue through June 30, 2012.
The Angus Foundation is pleased to partner with Wichita-headquartered INTRUST Bank on a project called “The Card Challenge.” For every new and activated American Angus Association® Platinum Visa® booked Jan.1-June 30, 2012, INTRUST Bank will make a $100 donation to the Angus Foundation. If 500 new and activated accounts are reached, INTRUST Bank will donate an additional $25,000 to the Angus Foundation, which makes the total potential donation $75,000 for Angus education, youth and research programs.
“The Card Challenge” provides Angus friends and breeders with an easy opportunity to contribute to the Angus Foundation. Most people use a credit card anyway, and using the Angus Platinum Visa is an easy way to turn everyday purchases into an investment in the future of the Angus breed. Those interested in the card should go online to www.angusfoundation.org and click “Angus Credit Card Application” to find out more information and how to apply.
To date, 37 cards have qualified for the Angus Foundation to receive donations. It is important to note that the cards must be activated to qualify for the donation. This means the cardholder must spend $100 with his or her card within the first 45 days of opening the account. The purchases can include any day-to-day expenses, such as groceries or gas that you would normally put on a credit card.
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, says you can also easily activate your card in your business transactions with the Association, by registering calves, transferring papers or turning in weights to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®), among other business items with the Association. Another easy way to activate your card would be to make an outright cash contribution of $100 or more to the Angus Foundation. For this $100 outright cash contribution to the Angus Foundation, the donor would be recognized in the Angus Foundation’s supporter recognition roster published in the Angus Journal® each year.
“Just think, if all 500 new card holders activated their cards by making a generous online contribution of $100 or more to the Angus Foundation, we would generate $125,000 in new revenue for Angus Foundation-supported scholarships, education programs and current cutting-edge research for the benefit of the Angus breed!” Jenkins says.
In addtion to www.angusfoundation.org, you can find out more about “The Card Challenge” on the Association Facebook page. The Facebook page and website show a countdown to the number of qualifed accounts needed to achieve the 500-account goal.
The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, log on to www.angusfoundation.org or call 816-383-5100.