To Provide Every Member...
On Tuesday, Feb. 23 during National FFA Week, the National FFA Foundation celebrated, "Give FFA Day," a day long campaign encouraging the public to support various needs impacting FFA members. Thanks to our generous donors, we raised nearly $15,000 online in just 24 hours from 134 donors! The annual FFA theme this year, “Amplify: Boost Your Impact,” was exemplified as your support impacts more than 629,000 members as they strive to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Even though Give FFA Day has ended, you can still make a gift today and read on to find out how you can still amplify and boost your impact!
Thank You Give FFA Day Donors
Aaron Matheon of Oklahoma was a 2015 FFA scholarship recipient with hopes "To accomplish this dream, and make a difference in my community that will shape our future for the better."
- In 2015, 7,171 students applied and 2,158 scholarships were awarded.
That means more than 5,000 applicants did not receive a scholarship.
- Approximately 1 out of every 3 students who applied received a scholarship last year.
- The grade point average was 3.75 on a 4.0 scale with recipients finishing in the top 15% of their class.
Your gift today will help to award more scholarships to deserving young people.
"Honestly I have not purchased a jacket because I did not want to put that financial responsibility on my parents," said one applicant from Texas.
- More than 50% of FFA members do not have blue jackets.
That's more than 300,000 members without their very own Official Dress.
The program is currently at its lowest funding. The supply of jackets available for gifting at this time will not last past March.
- There are over 3,000 FFA chapters with 50%+ students on free or reduced lunch.
We know if a member cannot afford to buy lunch every day, they cannot afford to buy a jacket.
Gifting an FFA jacket to a student will change their life forever.
How can I still get involved?
Make a gift
Every gift counts, no matter the size! Help us reach our goals to “provide every member” or make a general gift through our
secure online giving site.
Share your FFA story
Share your FFA story and make sure to tag
#FFAweek for a chance to be shared on National FFA social and digital media.
I am a current member. What can I do?
Share the message! Amplify your voice through a post or tweet about Give FFA Day. Tell your friends, family, teachers, and followers what you love about FFA and use the hashtag #FFAWeek. See also: “Change your cover photo or profile picture” section.
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Join National FFA Alumni
Membership in the National FFA Alumni Association is open to anyone who is interested in supporting and promoting agriculture, agricultural education and the FFA on the local, state and national level. If you are proud of FFA and want to help local FFA members acquire knowledge and experience from agricultural education and FFA activities & the FFA Alumni is for you!
For as little as $10 per year you can show your support for quality education through scholarships, chapter grants and more.
Become A Member Today