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  • Annual Report

    2019 - 2020 G e o r g i a F F A F o u n d a t i o n

    Because of you, we are Georgia FFA.

    www.georgiaffafoundation.org

  • Table of Contents Thank You to Our Supporters It Is Never Too Early to Give Back Foundation Events 2019-2020 Corporate Donors 2019-2020 Individual Donors 2019-2020 Special Gifts Contact Us

    Page 3 Page 4 Pages 5-6 Pages 7-14 Pages 15-24 Pages 25-29 Page 30

    Our Mission At the Georgia FFA Foundation, our mission is to strive to ensure that

    the work that we do allows our members to live out the FFA mission and to achieve it with their fullest potential.

    "To make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career

    success through agricultural education."

    The Georgia FFA Foundation ensures the success of the Georgia Agricultural Education Program by:

    Supporting local FFA chapters and members Supporting the work of the Georgia FFA Association

    Providing funding and recognition to Georgia FFA members

  • To our Dear Friends of Georgia FFA,

    2019-2020 has been a successful year for the Georgia FFA Foundation. This year, we

    celebrated being a Million Dollar Foundation for the third year in a row. However, this

    year is a little more special as we raised over 1.7 million dollars for our 73,000 Georgia

    FFA members. This is a record breaking number and know that it would not be possible

    without your support.

    Because of your faith in our members, we were able to provide funding for over 200

    Career and Leadership Award Programs, award over 150 scholarship opportunities, and

    provide support to over 350 Georgia FFA Chapters.

    It is our honor and duty to ensure that each Georgia FFA member knows that we are

    diligently working for them. Because of you and your support, our members are able

    to dream, believe, and achieve. Because of you, our members were able to live out this

    year's theme to the fullest, Limitless.

    It has been a great year for Georgia FFA and we look forward to celebrating you and

    your work throughout our Annual Report. We sincerely thank you for believing in

    Georgia FFA. With each gift that is given, know you truly are making a difference in

    over 73,000 lives. The future of Georgia is in good hands because of you.

    Forever Blue and Gold,

    The Georgia FFA Foundation Team

    To those that support us, we thank you!

    Katrina Jones Executive Director

    Ashton Lovett Events Coordinator

    Hillery Culpepper Assistant Director of Development

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  • It Is Never Too Early to Give Back

    Bryce is a sophomore at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College majoring in Agricultural Education. He served as the 2018-2019 Georgia FFA State President. After his year of service, Bryce knew he did not want his journey to end there as he would have never experienced this without someone believing in him. Each month, Bryce gives a monthly donation as he hopes to give back and also as a way to stay connected to the organization that changed his life. "It is never too early to give back, especially to an organization that changed your life. Your donation does not have to be big as every dollar given makes an impact. I give a little each month as a way to give back and to show the members that I believe in them; the same way someone believed in me."

    Normally, a college student balances a full load of classes, while being active in extracurricular actives, and

    working a part-time job. However, Bryce Roland has added one more project to his college plate and that is

    giving a monthly donation to the Georgia FFA Foundation.

    Bryce served as a volunteer at the 92nd National FFA Convention serving as a Workshop Facilitator.

    "Your donation does not have to be big as every dollar given

    makes an impact."

    Bryce has set up his monthly donation through Venmo to the Georgia FFA Foundaiton.

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  • The 13th Annual Blue & Gold Gala was a successful fundraising event for our 73,000 Georgia FFA members. Friends and supporters of Georgia FFA and Agricultural Education came together for a night filled with food, networking, laughter as

    generous donations were given to support efforts of the Georgia FFA Foundation.

    This year, 550 people attended and over $198,000 raised because of your support. With over 80 Silent Auctions and 12 Live Auction items, our guests were able to

    have a wonderful night celebrating and supporting. Supporters from around the state generously donated each item that was featured in our

    Silent and Live Auctions.

    100% of funds raised from the Blue & Gold Gala support our members. Through our largest fundraising event, we are able to fund Career and Leadership Development

    Events and scholarship opportunities. Thank you for believing in our members.

    Save the Date: Friday, March 5th, 2021

    Location - The St. Regis Atlanta 14th Annual Blue & Gold Gala

    Blue & Gold Gala 5

  • This year's tournament was a BANG as our sponsors, donors, and competitors had a day filled with fun competition as we raised funds for our members. We celebrated

    our 5th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at Meadows Gun Club in Forsyth, Georgia.

    With 26 teams competing, we were able to successfully raise over $17,000. Each year, we see more participation as this event grows and this was our largest

    Sporting Clays Tournament to date. "The Georgia FFA Foundation always find ways to successfully fundraise for us. As a current FFA member, I am able to serve as a volunteer. This allows me to meet

    those that support Georgia FFA and advocate for this wonderful organization while thanking them for their support."

    - Jacob Harper, Pelham High FFA Chapter Member and Foundation Volunteer

    Shoot for Blue Aim for Gold Sporting Clays Tournament

    Competitors compete on a four-person team while aiming to shoot for the Top Three Highest Shooting Teams and the Highest Individual Shooter as they

    will receive cash prizes.

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    Save the Date: Friday, September 11th, 2020

    Location - Meadows Gun Club - Forsyth, GA 6th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

  • Ten Star ($100,000+)

    2019 -2020 Corporate Donors

    C.O. & Nell Nixon Fund Yanmar America Corporation

    Seven Star ($55,000 - $69,999) Ford

    Six Star ($40,000 - $54,999) Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center

    Five Star ($25,000 - $39,999) Chantal & Tommy Bagwell Foundation

    Georgia’s Electric Membership Cooperatives Georgia’s Ag Tag Sales

    Four Star ($20,000 - $24,999) ADM/Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts Georgia FFA Alumni Association

    National FFA Foundation

    Three Star ($15,000 - $19,999) AGCO

    Kubota SunSouth Verizon

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  • Two Star ($10,000 - $14,999)

    2019 -2020 Corporate Donors

    Farm Credit Associations of Georgia Georgia Development Authority

    Georgia Power Company Honda

    John Deere Lasseter Equipment Group

    One Star ($6,000 - $9,999) Carry-On Trailer Fieldale Farms

    FPL Food General Mills Foundation

    Georgia Cotton Commission Georgia Farm Bureau Georgia Metals, Inc.

    Georgia Poultry Equipment Company Georgia Poultry Federation

    Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Georgia Young Farmers Association

    Oglethorpe Power Corporation Sutherland’s Foodservice

    Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce Titan/Goodyear Farm Tires

    Vantage Southeast

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  • Gold ($3,000 - $5,999)

    2019 -2020 Corporate Donors

    AgGeorgia Farm Credit AgSouth Farm Credit

    Beaver Creek Plantation Blalock Machinery

    Boehringer Ingelheim Central Region FFA

    Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D Council Darling Ingredients, Inc.

    Flint Ag & Turf Georgia Agribusiness Council

    Georgia Association of Conservation Districts Georgia Federal-State Inspection Service

    Georgia Grown Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (GVATA)

    Hall Booth Smith Howington, Inc.

    Jackson County Cattleman’s Association Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau

    McLendon Acres, Inc. NG Turf

    Nicky Gregory Company Nutrien Ag Solutions

    Southern Woods Plantation The Jewell Foundation

    The Schimmel Family Foundation

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  • Gold ($3,000 - $5,999) Continued

    2019 -2020 Corporate Donors

    Tractor Supply Company Wells Fargo

    Yancey Bros. Company Yesterday’s & Tomorrow’s Florist

    Silver ($1,000 - $2,999)

    ABAC Foundation Adel Outfitters

    Ardent Mills AT&T

    Barnes Law Group Big Green Egg

    Cargill Caterpillar

    CEV Multimedia, Ltd. Chick-fil-A Color Burst

    Colquitt County Farm Bureau Dish Network

    F&W Forestry Services, Inc. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association & Foundation

    Georgia Cooperative Council Georgia Crop Improvement Association

    Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation

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  • Silver ($1,000 - $2,999) Continued

    2019 -2020 Corporate Donors

    Georgia Equine Commodity Commission Georgia FFA Association

    Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Foundation Georgia Milk Producers

    Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Georgia Peanut Commission Georgia Pecan Co