ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Angus Foundation held its second annual Angus Day of Giving on May 17 and raised over $55,000 to further its mission of supporting Angus youth, education and research efforts. The event celebrated the day George Grant brought the first Angus bulls to Victoria, Kansas on May 17, 1873. The Angus Foundation held the first Angus Day of Giving in 2021 and raised $14,000.
“We were amazed by the overwhelming generosity we saw from the Angus family for our second annual Angus Day of Giving,” said Jaclyn Upperman, executive director of the Angus Foundation. “Our donors made it a day to not only celebrate the legacy of our breed, but also write the next chapter of the Angus story.”
The Angus Foundation received charitable gifts from donors across the country, including a $20,000 matching gift from an anonymous Angus breeder. Supporters also celebrated this momentous day in the breed’s history by sharing their Angus impact stories using #AngusDay on social media.
Gifts made on Angus Day of Giving support the Angus Fund, which provides unrestricted support as the Angus Foundation works to carry out its mission. The Angus Fund helps support youth leadership through programs like the National Junior Angus Board, Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and Raising the Bar Conference. It provides educational resources for producers through Angus University and events like Beef Leaders Institute, and it answers questions to advance the Angus breed through ground-breaking research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and its efforts, visit www.AngusFoundation.org.
Many Angus youth have benefitted from Angus Foundation funded scholarships and found success in their chosen fields. To see their Success Stories, follow this link: www.bit.ly/AngusSuccessStories.
–Peyton Schmitt, Angus Communications