Program That Prepares Students For Vibrant Futures
Through Illinois FFA, students develop skills and confidence to help them succeed in their agricultural careers and throughout their life. The FFA Mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Approximately, 29,615 Illinois students are enrolled in more than 332 quality agriculture education programs preparing them for future careers in the agriculture, food, fiber, fuel and natural resource industry. A majority of these students, 17,495 of them have also chosen to be a part of FFA, Illinois’ largest Career and Technical Student Organization. The support of the Illinois Foundation FFA is a vital part of the equation that makes a significant difference in the lives in the experiences of all FFA members. The Foundation is seeking your help now to continue to positively impact students.
The Nashville FFA Chapter is partnering with the Illinois Foundation FFA, business owners, caring individuals, sponsoring committee volunteers, and agriculture teachers to conduct a statewide collection drive to support the leadership, career development and recognition programs of FFA at the chapter, section, district and state levels. The 2016-2017 goal for the collection drive is $500,000.
Illinois Foundation FFA funding directly supports the future of the Illinois Association FFA and its members through support to local chapters and its members for leadership conferences, leadership camp, Supervised Agriculture Experience grants, plaques and monetary awards for Proficiency Awards, travel stipends and scholarships for students to pursue additional education. In addition, it provides financial support to the State FFA Convention, State Officers, career development events and State FFA Degrees.
The Illinois Foundation FFA is one of the oldest, continuously operating 501(c)3 nonprofit FFA Foundations in the United States. Wouldn’t it be great to add your name to this legacy of support for students by providing a tax deductible contribution this year to support this great cause?
To support the FFA programs that prepare tomorrow’s agricultural leaders, food producers, food processors and natural resources stewards through the Illinois Foundation FFA please send your contribution to the Nashville FFA Chapter no later than January 20, 2017. Contributions may be made payable to the Illinois Foundation FFA; or by making an online donation at http://www.illinoisffafoundation.org/Donate/.
You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core to the FFA: chapter awards, proficiency awards, career development events, leadership sessions, State FFA Convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Illinois Foundation FFA and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.illinoisffafoundation.org or by emailing email@example.com