GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that takes place today, December 1, 2020! Contributions through the GivingTuesday celebration will help us continue to build the Foundation endowment and the future for agriculture education and FFA in Arizona.

The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation is celebrating 35 years! A group of passionate and dedicated individuals gathered in 1985 to establish the Foundation to support agricultural education and the FFA in Arizona. Today the Foundation continues the mission and vision to provide opportunities for youth and support our agricultural educators. We could not celebrate this monumental occasion without the support of donors such as yourself.

We hope you will help us kick off our year of celebration through a financial gift in honor of 35 years by donating $35, $350, $3,500 or any amount you would like to donate! We are committed to our mission of providing expanded educational and leadership opportunities for the agricultural education programs across the state of Arizona. Every contribution makes a difference in the lives of our youth and teachers. We dedicate the funds through our anniversary celebration and Giving Tuesday to continue to build the Foundation Endowment. Your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

In this holiday season of gifting, you can also provide a donation in honor of someone special in your life as their holiday gift. Together we can continue to make a difference! Be a part of our celebration by clicking the link below to provide your contribution.

How will you give? Every gift, small or large makes a difference.
Auction Donation Items Needed
We need your help! We are seeking donations for the silent auction during the Blue & Gold Gala! If you have a product, service or would like to put a fun basket or package together to donate, we would greatly appreciate it!

This is a great time to showcase your product or service to hundreds of attendees at 'The Biggest Night in Arizona Agriculture!'

Be a part of the event through a donation by clicking on the link below! Donations deadline is extended to December 10.

This is the largest fundraising event we hold. Anyone can participate in viewing and bidding on the silent auction even if you are not attending the event! More information on how to bid will be released in February.
Congratulations Bethany Matos & Family
Congratulations to Bethany Matos, Executive Secretary for Arizona Association FFA. She has had an exciting November as she welcomed along with her husband, Jarrell and two daughters Leila and Reyna their new daughter Amara Joy to their family on November 18, 2020.

We also congratulate her for being recently elected as Secretary to the National Association of Supervisors Agricultural Education (NASAE). NASAE is a professional organization established to provide members with information essential for planning and conducting quality agricultural education programs.

The great news doesn't stop there! Bethany was also honored not only as a finalist for the the 2020 NASAE New Outstanding Member but selected as the winner! We thank Bethany for all her hard work and dedication to agriculture education and FFA in Arizona!
Support the Foundation Shopping Online
We are proud to announce a partnership with ShopRaise, an innovative and simple way to turn your everyday shopping at over 1,000 participating retailers into support for our cause.

ShopRaise is an easy way to make philanthropy part of your online purchases. From groceries and apparel to technology and travel – a percentage of almost everything you buy goes to support our cause. The best thing is the program is free, you do not pay any more for the items you buy, and you get access to all the best coupons and deals.

Please help us support and promote our program by doing these 3 simple things:
  1. Click the link below to get the ShopRaise app
  2. Use tools in the mobile app to share it with family and friends
  3. Shop online from your mobile app or desktop app to support and help us reach our fundraising goals.

Click the link below to get started. With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of the community we serve! 
In a year filled with so many negatives, the stock market’s recent appreciation has created opportunities to turn those unrealized equity gains into tax-advantaged charitable gifts! Benefit the AZ FFA Foundation with a contribution of appreciated stock, receiving a charitable tax deduction for the full value of the securities, and avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciation. Please contact Rochell Planty at 602-705-9211 or rochell@azffafoundation.org.
Grab Your Tickets Today!
Check out the amazing prizes this year in the Fundraising for Ag Education Raffle! Be sure and purchase your tickets for a chance to win! You must be an Arizona resident and over 18 to participate. Tickets are available online, through Board of Trustee members, State FFA Officers, and many retailers.

Refer an FFA chapter or group participating in the fundraiser and they will receive a portion of the funds to help support their fundraising efforts. Stop by any Stotz Equipment store in Arizona, four Olsen's Grain Stores in northern Arizona, Bales Hay in Buckeye and Dales Town and Country Store in Waddell to pick up your tickets today!

Winning tickets will be drawn on February 20, 2021.
Community Rewards Program
Support the Foundation now through your shopping at Fry's Food Stores! We encourage you to link your rewards card to us to help us receive reward contributions from Fry's. If you are not currently enrolled in their rewards program it is really easy to set up and in addition to helping us, you will receive some great discounts.

Visit https://www.frysfood.com. Once logged into their Fry's account you can search for The Arizona Agricultural Education FFA Foundation either by name or RS160 and then click enroll. New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card. Thank you for participating in this great community rewards program.
Foundation Events & Fundraisers
The 5th annual Blue & Gold Gala, 'The Biggest Night in Arizona Agriculture,' presented by the Arizona Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services will be held February 20, 2021 at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.
Sponsorships available! Contact Rochell rochell@azffafoundation.org
Grab your tickets for the FFA Raffle! Over $15,000 value in prizes this year! Six tickets for $100 or $20 each.
Grand Prize: John Deere Gator
1st Place: Stotz Package
2nd Place: Custom Grill
3rd Place: One-half beef processed and wrapped! Winning tickets drawn February 20, 2021.
Join us for the 7th Bustin' Clay for FFA Trap Shoot on May 15, 2021 at the Casa Grande Trap & Skeet. Experienced and novice participants welcome! Come out for a day of fun, meet new friends and support agriculture education and the FFA in Arizona. Sponsorship and registration information available at www.bustinclayforffa.org
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