National FFA Foundation promotes Indianapolis resident to assistant director of individual, major gifts

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INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, June 14, 2011/National FFA Foundation) – The National FFA Foundation has promoted Will Fett to assistant director of individual and major gifts.
 
In his new role, he will be responsible for strategizing and implementing a major gifts strategy geared toward individual giving and will supervise an individual giving staff.
 
Fett has worked at the National FFA Foundation since 2008 as  regional director of corporate contributions. He joined the foundation after working as an English as a second language teacher at MRI/Kid’s College in Gimpo Si, South Korea. Previously, Fett was an agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor at Sheridan Public Schools Corp. in Sheridan. Mont.
 
Originally from Cascade, Mont., Fett earned an undergraduate degree in agricultural education from Montana State University. He earned master’s degrees in science in agriculture economics from Purdue University and business administration from Indiana University.
 
Residing in Indianapolis, Fett is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians.
 
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that fund FFA activities, recognize member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agriculture education. Nearly 82 percent of all funds received by the foundation support FFA and agricultural education opportunities.
 
Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization provides agricultural education to more than 523,000 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,487 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st U.S. Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. For more, visit http://www.ffa.org.
 
CONTACT
Duane Brodt
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization
Dbrodt@ffa.org
317-802-4351
 
 
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About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that fund FFA activities, recognize member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agriculture education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of all sponsorship dollars received by the foundation support FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit the National FFA Foundation at http://www.ffa.org/donate.
 
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is 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 National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online (http://www.ffa.org), on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nationalffa), on Twitter (http://twitter.com/nationalffa) and FFA Nation (http://ffanation.ffa.org).