Celebrate Angus Day of Giving on May 17th by sustaining the Angus Legacy

May 2, 2024



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Cutline: Angus enthusiasts are encouraged to mark their calendars for the 4th Annual Angus Day of Giving to celebrate the breed’s impact and further the Angus Foundation’s mission. 


Celebrate Angus Day of Giving on May 17th by sustaining the Angus Legacy  

Day of Giving will celebrate the Angus Legacy through the Legacy Sustaining Fund.


The Angus Foundation will hold its 4th Annual Angus Day of Giving on May 17. On this day in 1873, George Grant brought the first Angus bulls to America.

Each year, we celebrate the impact of the Angus breed by asking members to contribute to the Angus Foundation’s mission of supporting education, youth, and research.

Last year, the Angus Foundation asked each member to give $150 to honor the 150-year anniversary of Grant’s dream being realized.

As part of the new Legacy Sustaining Fund, Angus Foundation is asking every member to continue that contribution by making a recurring gift of $150 each year or $12.50 each month to help build long term, sustained support for the next 150 years.

“Our goal is to connect with all American Angus Association® members to introduce this new opportunity. With combined gifts of the same amount each year from thousands of members we can continue building the Angus legacy by advancing education, youth, and research,” says Jaclyn Boester, executive director of the Angus Foundation. “Whether you own two cows or 200 cows, it is an affordable way to contribute to the future of the Angus breed.” 

The Angus Foundation invites everyone in the Angus family to take part and share their Angus impact stories using #AngusDay on social media. Answer the question: “Who is Your George Grant? Who encouraged you, mentored you, influenced your success? Support the Legacy Sustaining Fund in honor or memory of the person who brought Angus to you!”

Donation options are available on the Give page at Donors can also mail a check with “Angus Day of Giving” in the memo line to count towards the annual fund drive totals.

Gifts made on Angus Day of Giving will be designated to the Angus Fund which provides unrestricted support to meet the breed’s greatest needs. The Angus Fund helps underwrite youth leadership programs such as the NJAA Board of Directors and the LEAD and Raising the Bar Conferences. It also provides educational resources for producers through Angus University and experiences like Beef Leaders Institute, and answers questions to advance the Angus breed through groundbreaking research.

Make a gift on Angus Day of Giving and your contribution will truly be limitless – in all the possibilities it provides for the Angus legacy! 


— Written by Jaclyn Boester, Angus Foundation



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 has distributed more than $3.9 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.

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

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