Stepping Up for the Future of Angus

Aug. 6, 2012




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Stepping Up for the Future of Angus

A California couple honored for commitment to Angus youth as 2012 Honorary Angus Foundation inductees.


Jim and Sue Coleman of Vintage Angus Ranch, Modesto, Calif., are dedicated to seeing the Angus breed grow.  This dedication can be seen through their generous support of Angus youth and the Angus Foundation.  The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) honored the couple’s commitment by inducting them into the Honorary Angus Foundation.

The Colemans were recognized July 20 at the 2012 National Junior Angus Show in Louisville, Ky.  Each year, the NJAA selects inductees based on the dedication to Angus youth and support of the junior program. 

“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 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








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