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Beefmaster Foundation Launches National Endowment Campaign

- Exceeds Phase One Goal of $1 Million

BOERNE, Texas – During Beefmaster Breeders United’s (BBU) recent convention in Galveston, Texas, national campaign co-chairs Mackie Bounds and Bob Siddons, announced the public launch of the “Foundation for the Future” endowment campaign, an initiative to secure a permanent financial base which will enable the Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) to aggressively accomplish research and education, which will help to both enhance the breed and provide credible scientific research and information for BBU members and the public on the benefits of the Beefmaster breed.

The phase one goal of the campaign was to secure $1 million in pledges, which may be paid over five years, at the time of the public launching of the campaign.

“We have now already made history with over $1 million having been committed at the launch of the campaign today and that the committee is now moving forward to the phase two goal of $2 million in 2018,” said co-chair Bob Siddons.

Co-chair Mackie Bounds informed the attendees that with a permanent endowment in place — the Foundation will fund educational and breed specific scientific research from the earnings from the endowments corpus leaving donated monies in perpetuity. He also announced that anyone donating to the campaign in 2017 will be recognized as a Foundation “Founding Member”.

All new foundation campaign donors and those who may have increased their respective pledges will be formally recognized each year at BBU’s convention and throughout the year. Furthermore, it should be noted that all donations to B.E.E.F. are fully tax-deductible as provided by law.

The following individuals were publicly recognized for their generous support of the “Foundation for the Future” and, in addition, were recognized as a “Founding Member” of the endowment campaign:

The Breeder’s Legacy Society

Foundation Governor – $100,000+

Mackie & Norma Jean Bounds

Bill & Dusty Carr

Tim & Debbie Chapman

Mike & Rhonda Collier

Dr. Jim & Pam Colvin

Clark Jones

Bob & Bonnie Siddons

Foundation Regent – $50,000+

Larry Meacham

Dalton & Kathy Skinner

Foundation Fellow – $25,000+

Anonymous

Farm & Ranch [Kito & Leti Saenz]

Dan & Karen Gattis

Heritage Cattle Company

Dr. Roger & Cindy Holden

ISA Beefmaster [Lorenzo Lasater & Family]

Sheldon & Margaret McManus

Tony & Karen Psencik

Rick Stonecipher

J.C. & Teri Thompson

Ray & Kathy Walther

Foundation Patron – $15,000+

Foundation Beefmasters – Dale & Alex Lasater

Foundation Guarantor – $10,000+

Andy & Kim Boudreau

Roger & Kaye Fuller

Gerald Galbraith

John & Sue Pierson

Foundation Benefactor – $5,000+

Steve & Lana Carpenter

Melaine Hardwick

Tom & Deidra Hood

Larry Lairmore

Dave Loftin

Anthony & Harriet Mihalski

John Rediger

Bruce & Annette Robbins

San Gabriel Beefmasters [Barry Parker]

Ray Walker

Robert & Carol Williams

3G Sales & Service

Foundation Sponsor – $1,000+

John & Barbara Evangelo

Gary Frenzel

Lawrence & Cynthia Lyssy

John & Heather Long

Kendall & Vivian McKenzie

Ronnie Teague

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The Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation formed in 2009. B.E.E.F., is dedicated to making a great breed of cattle even better through scientific research, education of the breed’s future leaders and providing valuable information to the public about the Beefmaster breed as a superior meat production animal.

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