Aug. 6, 2012
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Stepping Up for the Future of Angus
Jim and Sue Coleman of Vintage Angus Ranch,
The Colemans were recognized July 20 at the 2012 National Junior Angus Show in
“Jim and Sue have provided extensive support for juniors through the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus,” says NJAA Foundation Director, Lindsey Grimes of Hillsboro, Ohio. “By stepping up and taking an active role in the Foundation, they are providing a bright future for Angus youth.”
In 2006, the Colemans hosted “Magic of the Vine” an event to support the Angus Foundation’s Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus. This event raised more than $197,000 for youth, education and research. In addition to being event hosts, the Colemans have shown dedication to the breed by attending numerous other fundraising occasions throughout the years.
And, the couple donates more than just funds. Jim served as a co-chair of the Leadership Cabinet for the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus. In this role, he gave of his time in reviewing donor prospects, suggesting new donors and overseeing the use of Foundation dollars.
“This level of commitment to Angus is inspiring,” Grimes says. “It sets an example for juniors to give back in the future.”
The NJAA began the Honorary Angus Foundation in 1985 to recognize and thank those who have shown extraordinary interest and support for young members of the American Angus Association®. Seven Angus breeders were honored as the first inductees, and each year the NJAA inducts breed supporters or entities.
Any member of the American Angus Association is eligible to nominate individuals or organizations for the Honorary Angus Foundation. Visit www.angus.org to learn more or to nominate next year’s Honorary Angus Foundation inductees.
The Angus Foundation was 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 816-383-5100 or go to www.angusfoundation.org.