Nov. 22, 2006


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Campaign for Angus Reaches 25 Percent of $11 Million Goal


The Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus, the first capital campaign launched by the Angus Foundation to support Angus education, youth and research projects, has already raised $2.77 million – 25% of the $11 million goal set to be raised by Dec. 31, 2011.

Four significant gifts to the campaign were announced Nov. 11 at the Angus Foundation’s Supporter Recognition Event in Louisville, Ky.

  • Greg and Lile Blythe of Macedon Angus Farm, Madison, Ala., donated $10,000 in honor of James E. Horton, Jr. to establish a youth scholarship endowment.
  • The children of the late Dale and Betty Davis, formerly of Belgrade, Mont., donated $25,000 in honor of their parents to fund research projects through the Angus Foundation. The gift was made by Bill Davis, Sydney, Mont.; Pat Davis, Belgrade, Mont.; and Tom Davis, Augusta, Mont.
  • Robert and Marillyn Schlutz, Columbus Junction, Iowa, made a campaign gift of $25,000 to support the Foundation’s youth activities.
  • BioZyme Inc, based in Saint Joseph, Mo., and led by President Bob Norton, committed $250,000 to Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus.

The Campaign for Angus aims to raise $3.5 million to fund educational programs, $6 million to further support Angus youth and $1.5 million to bolster research activities.  Cash gifts and planned giving commitments made to the Angus Foundation since Oct. 1, 2004, count toward fulfilling these campaign goals.

Gifts to the Angus Foundation’s annual fund drive, which was mailed mid-November to all members of the American Angus Association, will also count toward the campaign goal.  For other giving options, contact the Angus Foundation staff at 816-383-5100, or donate online by credit card at

The Angus Foundation, the not-for-profit affiliate of the American Angus AssociationSM, secures and stewards charitable gifts to foster the advancement of education, youth and research activities benefiting the agricultural industry and the Angus breed.