Aug. 20, 2015
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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
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Celebrate 35 Years with the Angus Foundation
Reserve a place at the annual Supporter Recognition Event Nov. 2 in Overland Park, Kan.
Over its 35-year-history, the Angus Foundation has benefitted from hundreds of generous supporters from across the Angus breed. Together, they’ve been able to support Angus education that equips breeders with the knowledge they need to be successful, youth in their dreams of higher education and research to advance the Angus breed into its future generations.
This November, the Angus Foundation will celebrate the 35-year milestone and recognize supporters who have contributed $250 or more throughout the current fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015). The event will take place at 6 p.m., Nov. 2, at the Sheraton Hotel, Overland Park, Kan., in conjunction with the 2015 Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show. There’s still time to submit a donation to the Angus Foundation, for anyone interested in attending.
“The Supporter Recognition Event is the Angus Foundation’s honor and opportunity to say thank you to our supporters,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Without our loyal contributors we wouldn’t be able to fund the education, youth and research activities we do each and every year.”
A delicious meal featuring the Certified Angus Beef® brand will kick off the evening, which will be hosted by the following emcees: National Junior Angus Board (NJAB) Chairman Alex Rogen, Brandon, S.D.; NJAB Foundation Director Evan Woodbury, Quenemo, Kan.; and Angus Foundation Board Chairman Charlie Boyd, May’s Lick, Ky.
Highlights of the evening include recognizing outstanding supporters from throughout the fiscal year, in addition to those donors in the Lifetime Giving Recognition Program achieving an accumulative giving level of $25,000 or more, since the Angus Foundation’s inception in 1980. A special presentation will also recognize the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Carcass Steer Contest winners, as well as honoring Boyd for his year of leadership and service on the Angus Foundation Board of Directors.
In addition, there will be two auctions during the Supporter Recognition Event that are sure to interest anyone in the Angus business.
Dave Nichols, Bridgewater, Iowa, is a long-time supporter and current member of the American Angus Association Board of Directors. This fall, Nichols will be inducted into one of the livestock industry’s most prestigious honors, the Saddle & Sirloin Club Portrait Gallery in Louisville, Ky. To celebrate that occasion, Nichols will be establishing the “Dave Nichols Beef Cattle Research Fund” through the Angus Foundation. On Nov. 2, through an Angus Foundation Board-approved sale, an elite bred Angus heifer, Nichols Lula B14, donated by Nichols Farms will be auctioned with all proceeds used to start the research endowment in Nichols’ honor.
For those Angus history enthusiasts and collectors of Angus memorabilia, there will also be an auction for the American Angus Association’s 18 millionth animal registration number. Proceeds from this sale will benefit the Angus Foundation’s education, youth and research initiatives.
You can guarantee your reservation to the 2015 Supporter Recognition Event by making your gift of $250 or more by Sept. 30 online by Visa® or MasterCard®. Visit www.angusfoundaiton.org and click “Donate Online” on the home page. Gifts can also be mailed to the Angus Foundation, 3201 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506.
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.