April 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, at 816-383-5100 or email@example.com
Donate Items for the Angus Foundation Silent Auction
Fundraiser takes place during the 2015 NJAS to support Angus education, youth and research.
The Angus Foundation’s annual silent auction is a popular attraction during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) each year. Donors are encouraged to act now and reserve their items a place in the fundraising event, hosted July 12-18 in Tulsa, Okla. Final bids benefit education, youth and research initiatives to support the Angus breed.
Items donated to the Angus Foundation for the silent auction may come from individual Angus friends, farms and corporations, or state junior and adult Angus associations. Examples include prints, paintings, gift baskets, books, cattle supplies, jewelry, clothing and Angus collectibles. The junior state Angus association that donates the highest selling silent auction item will receive $100.
“Each bid placed by our supporters helps us achieve our goal of raising funds to benefit the Angus breed through education, youth and research,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “The silent auction is a success each year due to the generous donations and supporters from our Angus family.”
At the 2014 NJAS in Indianapolis, Ind., the silent auction raised $10,025 in unrestricted gross proceeds. These funds play a crucial role in supporting scholarships and events, such as the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps, Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) and research projects for the benefit of the Angus breed.
To donate an item, please contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100. Donations must be received or delivered to the silent auction area by July 12.
All NJAS attendees are welcome to stop by and join in the fun by placing a bid.
For more information about the silent auction, visit www.angusfoundation.org. The website will also feature donated items leading up to the event.
About Angus Foundation
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, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.ANGUS.org.