Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Illinois Angus Associations and the Missouri Jr. Angus Association pooled $393,000 donation to NJAS Endowment Fund.
Seven states presented generous donations to the Angus Foundation during the 2018 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) closing ceremonies.
“It was truly a humbling moment to see so many state associations pitch in and invest in Angus youth at the 50th National Junior Angus Show,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Our initial fundraising goal for this visionary initiative is $2 million. These states encourage other state Angus associations and individuals to join them in contributing to this Fund helping to secure a prosperous future for the National Junior Angus Show the next 50 years and beyond.”
The funds will be permanently endowed in the NJAS Endowment Fund. Available annual investment earnings from the Fund will be provided to state Angus associations hosting the NJAS in the future.
“Watching the NJAS Endowment Fund donations during the NJAS Closing Ceremonies was an amazing sight,” said Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association Events and Education director. “The seven states worked hard to make such generous donations, and their efforts will shine through at future National Junior Angus Shows.”
State names and amounts:
Indiana Angus Association - $87,500
Iowa Angus Association - $75,000
Kentucky Angus Association - $76,500
Missouri Angus Youth Development Committee donated and the Missouri Junior Angus Association presented - $54,000
Oklahoma Angus Association - $50,000
Illinois Angus Association – $25,000 (min.)
Wisconsin Angus Association – $25,000 (min.)
For more news and information on the Angus Foundation, please visit angusfoundation.com or call 816-383-5100.
— Written by Ali Luety, 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.