Holstein Foundation Raises Funds for YDLI

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The Dairy Leaders for Tomorrow campaign, hosted by the Holstein Foundation, has raised over $400,000 in gifts to support the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI), a cornerstone program of the Foundation.

Holstein Association USA offered $2 million in seed money for this new endowment and a match for all donations received. Over $400,000 in gifts were received, and with Holstein Association USA’s matching funds, the campaign resulted in over $750,000 raised, all earmarked for providing continued leadership training for the young people who are so critical to the future of our industry.

The campaign’s success would not have been possible without the generous support of the Holstein Foundation board of trustees, the campaign’s honorary chairpersons, Judy and Charles Iager, and of course, the many donors listed below. The Holstein Foundation extends sincere thanks to all industry supporters and would like to recognize the following generous Dairy Leaders for Tomorrow Campaign donors:

Chairman Level
Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc., CA; Holstein Association USA, Inc., VT; Judy and Charles Iager/Maple Lawn Farms, MD

Executive Level
DairyBusiness Communications, NY, and Dean Foods, TX

Ambassador Level
Accelerated Genetics, WI; John and Nancy Bierbaum, MN; Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. P. Conyngham, PA; Calvin Covington, NC; Coldsprings Farms – Hoff Family, MD; Hoard’s Dairyman, WI; Doug and Matilda Maddox Family, CA; John M. and Vicki Meyer, VT; Bonnie Mohr Studio, MN; Pfizer Animal Health, NY; Tom, Linda and Ashley Thorbahn, OH; Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, WI; Charles and Vanessa Worden, NY; World Dairy Expo, Inc., WI

Leader Level
Kimberly Clauss – Clauss Dairy Farms, CA; Richard T. and Jeanne Coyne, NY; Ecolab Inc., WV; In Memory of Jean Bell Gorsuch, VT; Joel P. and Anita M. Hastings, NY; Dr. & Mrs. Matthew E. Iager, MD; Kings-Ransom Farm, LLC, NY; In Memory of Mike and Kyle Mitchell, IL; Sunshine Genetics Inc., WI; Larry and Carolyn Tande, MN

YDLI Champions Club
The YDLI Champions Club is comprised of YDLI alumni who donated $1,000 or more. Thanks to Gary and Julie Cooper, WI; Mark Crave, WI; and Siemers Holstein Farm, Inc., WI.

Friend Level
Arethusa Farm, NY; Scott and Nancy Armbrust and Paradocs Embryo Transfer, WI; Crescentmead Farms, WI; Dairy Herd Management, KS; Dairy Today, MN; Farmshine Publications, PA; Penn Dell Farm, PA; Pennsylvania Holstein Association, PA; Wisconsin Holstein Association, WI

Supporter Level
Glen and Frankie Brown, UT; James and Nina Burdette, PA; Clear Echo Farm, LLC, NY; Jim Davis/Pete Waterman, ME; John and Betty Emerling, NY; Keith Engel, WI; Dr. Barry and Diane England, PA; Gen Elite, LLC, MA; Paul Haskins, OH; Ideal Dairy Farms, NY; Dean and Rebecca Jackson – Mt-Glen Farm, PA; Beth E. Keene, NY; Kingstead Farms, MD; Ernest W. Kueffner, MD; Thomas Kugler, NY; Jonathan and Alicia Lamb, NY; Lylehaven, VT; Marshman Farms LLC, NY; Dr Sheila McGuirk, WI; End Road Farm – Duane and Janet Molhoek, MI; Donna and Jason Myers, MD; Arthur W. Nesbitt, WI; Robert Nigh, WI; North Florida Holsteins, FL; Steven L. Peterson, MN; Dave and Merry Rama, NY; Regancrest Farms, IA; Ida Ruby, OR; Lee Salonen, NH; Lorilee Schultz, IL; Donald and Geraldine Seipt, PA; Fred A. Strouse – Tussey View Farm, PA; Hank and Carolyn Van Exel, CA; Welcome Stock Farm, NY; Elmo Wendorf Jr., WI; Richard and Nancy Wright, NY

Donor Level
John and Bonnie Ayars, OH; Holly T. Ballantine, GA; Alfred Brandt, MO; Charleston|Orwig Inc.,WI; Glen and Marilyn Easter, SC; Edwin and Marian Fry, MD; Ron Fuhrmann, IN; Brian and Wendy Fust, WI; Kate and Sophia Geppert, MO; Linda Hanson, MN; Second Look Holsteins LLC, WI; In Memory of Harlan Hudson, IL; Dr. Katharine Knowlton, VA; Cheryl Marti, WI; Maryland Holstein Association, Inc., MD; Jeanne McKown, NY; Mid-Maryland Dairy Veterinarians, MD; Dick Nelson, TX; In Memory of Janice Olbrich, IL; Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, LLC, WI; Pen-Col Farms – Dennis C. and Josey A. Wolff, PA; Melanie Richman, NJ; Eliza Ruzic, WI; Brad and Sally Scott, CA; Skidmore Family, CA; Darwin and Kathy Sneller, MI; Jessica Strout, ME; Bill and Kathy Swift, FL; Swiss Valley Farms, IA; Kathryn Walker, OR; Miriam Weber Nielsen, MI; Ronald Wood, PA

Source: Holstein Foundation

Holstein Association