Nov. 15, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Holly Martin, director of communications
Angus Foundation Raises $33,500 During Event Celebrating Donors
Funds from the live auction will support youth, education and research in the next year.
The 2019 Angus Convention Kick-Off Party celebrating the Angus Foundation Nov. 1 in Reno, Nevada, brought in more than 300 American Angus Association® members, Angus Foundation donors and Angus enthusiasts. During the event, five lots were auctioned off, and those lots brought in $33,500 in unrestricted funds to support youth, education and research in the coming year.
“We were thrilled to see so many people enjoying the Kick-Off party and participating in the Angus Foundation live auction,” said Rod Schoenbine, Angus Foundation director of development. “We’re so thankful for our generous new and existing donors who make the Angus Foundation possible.
The live auction, hosted by Association member and auctioneer Kyle Shobe, offered five lots that grossed $33,500 in unrestricted funds.
Lot 1 – Henry Big Boy .45 Colt Rifle – Donated by Dr. Ashby Green, High Springs, Florida - $7,500 – Purchased by Rooney Angus Ranch, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Lot 2 – C.J. Brown “A is for Angus” framed print and children’s books – Donated by C.J. Brown, Lindenwood, Illinois - $10,000 - Purchased by Schueller Ranch, Genoa, Colorado
Lot 3 – Tell your story video opportunity - Donated by Coin in a Log Creative, St. Joseph, Missouri - $5,750 – Purchased by Hollow Top Angus, McAllister, Montana
Lot 4 – South Dakota Pheasant Hunt during ‘Cattlemen’s Week’ – Donated by Jorgensen Cattle, Ideal, South Dakota - $3,250 – Purchased by Neogen, Lincoln, Nebraska
Lot 5 – Montana World Class Fly-Fishing Experience – Donated by Leo and Sam McDonnell, Midland Bull Test, Columbus, Montana & Dave Cote, Ox Bow Ranch, Wolf Creek, Montana - $7,000 – EZ Angus Ranch, Porterville, California
The Angus Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of the American Angus Association, has an extensive history of support for Angus youth, education and research for the Angus breed and the beef industry.
For more information about the Angus Foundation and how to give to support youth, education and research, visit AngusFoundation.org.
— Written by Rachel Robinson, 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 $2.9 million in youth scholarships since 1998, and has also invested more than $1.3 million in beef cattle research throughout the past decade.
For more information, contact the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or visit www.angusfoundation.org.
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 nearly 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.