Ellis hired as Wisconsin FFA Foundation Operations Manager

Madison, Wis. [March 23, 2017] –The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Carol Ellis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as its Operations Manager. In this role, Ellis will manage all operations of the Foundation office including accounting and data/information. In addition, she will assist with donor relations and administer award programs (scholarships and grant selections) for the Foundation, a statewide organization that builds partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations and individuals to secure resources to support the FFA mission.
“It’s exciting to work with such a great team of people across the state that are so passionate about the FFA mission and have made me feel so welcome,” says Ellis.  “I am looking forward to working with the staff, Board of Directors, donors and students to increase opportunities within the FFA organization.”
Ellis comes to the Foundation with 15+ years of senior leadership experience in non-profit management.  She brings a vast knowledge in strategic planning, accounting/finance, human resources, project management and fundraising. 
This year, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation aims to raise $570,000 to support Wisconsin FFA programs, including direct funding to local chapters and individual members as award checks, travel stipends, scholarships, supervised agricultural experience grants and state officer support. Additional financial assistance to the team of Wisconsin FFA organizations will fund state-level programming opportunities that support local chapters and members.
For additional information on how you can help the Wisconsin FFA Foundation achieve this goal, visit www.wisconsinffafoundation.org or call 608-831-5058.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.