Angus Foundation’s “Faces of Progress” matching gift challenge a success

Farm Forum

By financially supporting the Angus Foundation’s annual fund, themed “Faces of Progress,” before Jan. 31, 2013, Angus breeders, allied industry interests and friends successfully helped the Angus Foundation receive a $10,000 matching gift to further its Angus youth, education and research programs.

Angus breeder and commercial producer Mark Milano of Milano Land & Cattle Company, LLC, Tehachapi, Calif., generously presented the Angus Foundation with a $10,000 matching gift in support of the “Faces of Progress” annual fund drive. All unrestricted outright cash gifts, regardless of size, made in response to the “Faces of Progress,” counted toward this matching offer.

“On behalf of the Angus Foundation Board of Directors, I want to thank those Angus breeders and members who responded immediately to our recent appeal for contributions to “Faces of Progress” and helped us reach the $10,000 benchmark required for us to receive these matching funds from Milano Land & Cattle Company,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “One can only be amazed what can be accomplished when Angus breeders rally together to capitalize on an opportunity to advance the Angus breed through education, youth and research. Our hats are off to these progressive contributors and matching fund provider Mark Milano for making this possible for our organization!”

Although this matching gift challenge has been achieved, it is still not too late to make your tax-deductible gift to the Angus Foundation’s annual fund. You can support an Angus youth in attending college, an Angus or commercial breeder in attending an educational event such as a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp or Beef Leaders Institute, or a researcher who is looking to find solutions for cattle producers, by sending a check to the Angus Foundation at 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. You can also make your contribution online by credit or debit card at, or by calling 816-383-5100.