Angus Foundation's Current and Past Initiatives


Current Initiatives


Angus Foundation Brick Naming Drive"Building an Angus legacy!" Brick Naming Drive

Leave your legacy behind in the Angus breed at the American Angus Association’s headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., all while supporting your Angus Foundation and its youth, education and research programs.


Angus Foundation Brick Paver Order Form



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Past Initiatives


AdvanceAdvance Giclée

"Advance" was Grand Champion at the International Live Stock Exposition in Chicago in 1900. At 1,430 lbs., he sold for a record-setting $150/cwt. Owned by Woodlawn Farms, Creston, Ill., today's oldest Angus herd in the U.S., this steer set a standard of excellence for Angus beef.


On November 13, 2010, the original oil painting of “Advance” was presented by Blanford and Joan Pierce of Woodlawn Farms to the Angus Foundation archive in recognition of the achievement of Phase 1 of the “Advance Challenge,” whereby “The Advance Partners” purchased 10 numbered, exact replicas of the painting raising $25,000 for Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus. The goal of Phase 2 of the fundraising project is to raise an additional $25,000 through the sale of a limited edition of 50 numbered giclée prints. Cost is $500 for the print and includes shipping & handling.


Click here to learn more about Advance.

Click here to view the Advance giclée ad in the Angus Journal.


Vision of Value: Campaign for AngusVision of Value: Campaign for Angus

The Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus was the Angus Foundation's first multi-year capital campaign, which aimed to raise $11 million total by Dec. 31, 2011, with funding goals of $3.5 million for education, $6 million for youth and $1.5 million for research. The campaign raised more than $7.6 million in outright cash gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments for the Angus breed. Through this fundraising effort, the Angus Foundation intended for every Angus breeder, friend and allied industry interest to benefit, from the growth of educational programs, to the expansion of youth opportunities, to the advancement of applicable research.


Click here to read more about the Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus.


Many fundraising events were hosted in conjuction with the campaign to increase the amount of funds raised. Read about each of these events by clicking the links below.


"BLACKONTRACK! Augus Magic at Churchill Downs, 2010

"That Old West Magic," hosted by Express Ranches, 2008

"Magic of the Vine," hosted by Vintage Angus Ranch, 2006

"That Old Black Magic," hosted by Summitcrest Farms, 2004


The Vision of Value: Campaign for Angus was led by the Leadership Cabinet chaired by Howard Hillman of Bon View Farms in South Dakota and co-chaired by Jim Coleman of Vintage Angus Ranch in California and David McMahon of Belle Point Ranch in Arkansas. Other members of the campaign leadership cabinet include: Dick Beck, Three Trees Ranch in Georgia; Mark Gardiner, Gardiner Angus Ranch in Kansas; John Morgan, Morgan Angus in Georgia; Abbie Nelson, Five Star Land & Livestock in California; Bob Norton, BioZyme, Inc., in Missouri; Blanford Pierce, Woodlawn Farms in Illinois; Anne Patton Schubert of Kentucky, representing the American Angus Auxiliary; Ron Simek, Canyon Creek Angus in Wyoming; Eddie Sydenstricker, Sydenstricker Genetics in Missouri; Jake Tiedeman of Nebraska, a former chairman of the NJAA Board of Directors; Bob Weaver, Weaver Angus Farm in Illinois; and Laurie Widdowson, Sandpoint Cattle Co., in Nebraska. Ex-officio members include Paul Hill, Champion Hill Angus in Ohio and Robert Schlutz, Da-Es-Ro Angus Farms in Iowa.


Profiles written about the chair and co-chairs of the campaign Leadership Cabinet are included below.


Leading the Vision, Howard Hillman

Growing the Seed, David McMahon

Learning: The Key to Knowledge and Growth, Jim Coleman



Angus cowTreasure Chest

Treasure Chest is an Angus Foundation fundraising project that allows breeders to contribute the proceeds of one or more cull cows to the Angus Foundation to support youth, education and research. To participate in the Treasure Chest project, simply mail the proceeds of your cull cow(s) to the Angus Foundation or have your livestock markets mail the proceeds directly to the Angus Foundation. Supporters can designate their funds for education, youth, or research, and they will be recognized in the Angus Foundation's annual report. Contact Milford H. Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, for more information.



Click here to read more about Treasure Chest.

Click here to view the Treasure Chest ad in the Angus Journal.