June 25, 2014
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Black Witch Farm Builds A Legacy by $102,500
Minix establishes a scholarship and names the Angus Foundation as a beneficiary
Wilma Minix, Black Witch Farm, Athens, Ga., has once again generously invested in the Angus Foundation. Most recently, Minix donated $102,500 to establish a scholarship and named the Angus Foundation a charitable beneficiary.
The newly established scholarship will be named the Ed and Wilma Minix/Black Witch Farm Angus Youth Scholarship and Activities Endowment Fund. This scholarship is in honor of her and her late husband, Ed Minix. The fund will generate an annual $2,500 scholarship, and will be awarded for the first time at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Indianapolis, Ind. The balance of the annual investment earnings will be used for youth activities, such as Raising the Bar and the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference.
“I have always loved the young juniors in the Association and enjoy watching them grow,” says Wilma Minix, Black Witch Farm owner. “I want to support these young people. It is something close to my heart.”
Through the organization’s Angus Legacy Society planned giving program, Minix named the Angus Foundation one of three charitable beneficiaries in her estate plans. This significant bequest will come to the Angus Foundation, unrestricted, to support Angus youth scholarships and educational leadership activities.
Minix has contributed to the Angus Foundation over the years, but her most recent was the purchase of the No. 1 granite planter for $7,500 in the “Building an Angus Legacy” project.
“One can only be humbled by Wilma’s continued financial support through her outright cash gift,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “It is far more humbling for our organization to be named by her as a charitable beneficiary in her estate plans. Wilma’s gifts will make an indelible difference in the lives of Angus youth while carrying on her and her husband’s legacy.”
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.
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Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the Angus University.
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. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit www.ANGUS.org.