May 27, 2022
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Cutline: The Angus Foundation held its second annual Angus Day of Giving on May 17, raising over $55,000 to support its mission. Many National Junior Angus Association programs are made possible by the Angus Foundation, including the National Junior Angus Board, Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and Raising the Bar Conference.
Angus Foundation’s second annual Angus Day of Giving raises over $55,000
Celebration of 149 years since the first Angus bulls arrived in the United States raises funds to support youth, education and research efforts for the breed.
The Angus Foundation held its second annual Angus Day of Giving on May 17 and raised over $55,000 to further its mission of supporting Angus youth, education and research efforts. The event celebrated the day George Grant brought the first Angus bulls to Victoria, Kansas on May 17, 1873. The Angus Foundation held the first Angus Day of Giving in 2021 and raised $14,000.
“We were amazed by the overwhelming generosity we saw from the Angus family for our second annual Angus Day of Giving,” said Jaclyn Upperman, executive director of the Angus Foundation. “Our donors made it a day to not only celebrate the legacy of our breed, but also write the next chapter of the Angus story.”
The Angus Foundation received charitable gifts from donors across the country, including a $20,000 matching gift from an anonymous Angus breeder. Supporters also celebrated this momentous day in the breed’s history by sharing their Angus impact stories using #AngusDay on social media.
Gifts made on Angus Day of Giving support the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted support as the Angus Foundation works to carry out its mission. The Angus Fund helps support youth leadership through programs like the National Junior Angus Board, Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and Raising the Bar Conference. It provides educational resources for producers through Angus University and events like Beef Leaders Institute, and it answers questions to advance the Angus breed through ground-breaking research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and its efforts, visit www.AngusFoundation.org.
Many Angus youth have benefitted from Angus Foundation funded scholarships and found success in their chosen fields. To see their Success Stories, follow this link: www.bit.ly/AngusSuccessStories.
— 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 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.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.