Wisconsin FFA Foundation to increase Blue and Gold Society membership level

The Wisconsin FFA Foundation board of directors has voted to increase the donation level for the Blue and Gold Society membership from $10,000 to $15,000. The Blue and Gold Society was formed as a way to honor and recognize donors of major gifts and/or planned gifts.

The Blue and Gold Society continues to grow in membership numbers through the thoughtful contributions of its members. Members can designate the gift any way they would like. Many choose to establish an endowment to perpetually support a scholarship or other specific program. They can also tailor scholarship criteria as desired.

“We appreciate our Blue and Gold Society members for the lasting impression they make on Wisconsin FFA and its members,” says Julie Larson, president of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation board of directors. “Increasing this membership level will empower individuals to provide greater long-term support of the organization.”

The contribution can be donated as one single gift or smaller gifts spread out over one to three years. The change will take effect on January 1, 2015, and a single installment payment received before that date will ensure the lower membership rate. In order to join the group through a planned gift such as a bequest or beneficiary designation, arrangements must be made and proper notification given to the Foundation office by January 1, 2015.

The Blue and Gold Society is just one way to donate to the future of Wisconsin’s agricultural industry while showing support for Wisconsin FFA. For more information about the Blue and Gold Society, contact Sara Schoenborn at the Wisconsin FFA Foundation at 608-831-5058 ext. 3 or sschoenborn@wisconsinffafoundation.org.

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.