2016 Fundraising Goal for 2017 Scholarships Set at 165K
As 2015 came to a close, Targeting Excellence began looking forward to 2016 and setting new goals for the up-coming year. Through fund-raising efforts held in four states (Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) in 2015, the organization will award $125,000 in scholarships in 2016 to students pursuing degrees in food animal agriculture.
For 2016, the Board of Directors has challenged everyone in the Targeting Excellence organization with a goal of raising enough funds to be able to award $165,000 in scholarships during 2017. To achieve this goal, every board and committee member will be “Focused on Feeding the Future” while putting together fund-raising events for their states. A second objective is to increase awareness about Targeting Excellence and the important role this organization plays in supporting today’s students who will become the industry’s leaders . This is an objective in which everyone earning a living from food animal agriculture should get involved. A third objective is to increase the number of states holding fund-raising events. For this to happen, we need volunteers. With the exception of one employee, the organization is comprised of 100% volunteers from the Board of Directors to the State Committees.
If you have a desire to help students succeed and want to assist, please consider including Targeting Excellence in your individual goals and resolutions for 2016. We can use your help in four key ways:
- Support Targeting Excellence financially through donations. Targeting Excellence is a registered 501(3)c organization with the IRS. Consequently, any donations should be tax deductible (please consult your tax professional as each individual’s tax situation is different). You can make a donation by using the link in the right hand column of this page.
- Volunteer your time and talents to help Targeting Excellence become an even better organization that will have a larger impact on the future of food animal production. Contact us to get involved.
- Attend one of our 2016 events to support the organization and to interact with the students pursuing careers in our industry. Dates for each event will be announced soon.
- Connect with Targeting Excellence through our various social media channels to stay current with what is happening in our organization. You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, connect with us on Google+, and, as always, check out our website for news and announcements.
Targeting Excellence is excited about the possibilities we have for 2016. But, we need “your” help to turn those possibilities into reality!!