As long as there has been a dairy industry, dairy farm families have passed along land, animals, expertise and passion to the next generation, who is then charged with carrying on the business with the same sense of stewardship as previous generations.
The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation was begun by dairy professionals, both producers and industry friends, who have spent their careers in this industry and want to ensure that the next generation places a high value on continuing education. Your planned gift to the Foundation is a business decision, as well as a testament to the importance of lifelong learning, during your lifetime and beyond.
Whether your family is in a time of transition, or you are ensuring the future for your heirs, planned giving is an opportunity to leave your legacy now, or after your lifetime. Benefits of planned giving could include:
Planned giving allows you to establish a business plan that allows you to reach your financial goals, ensure provisions are made for your heirs and to make an impact on the next generation that will lead the dairy industry into the future. Types of planned giving include:
When you make a planned gift to the Foundation, you know that your gifts are used wisely and in support of producer-driven education initiatives, both locally and nationally. Our strategic direction is set by dairy producers, for dairy producers, and our competitive granting program ensures that any dairy community can apply for funds that will bring great educational ideas to light. Our books are regularly audited or reviewed by our independent accounting firm as directed by our board of directors. The most recent compilation, review or audit is available upon request. As you make personal and business decisions for your future, please consider how a planned gift to the Foundation aligns with your values and your hopes for the next generation of dairy producers.
If you intend to support the Foundation through planned giving, please inform us so we can recognize your donation now. Or, if you have questions, we'd be happy to meet with you and discuss your wishes. Contact us at 800-947-7379.