The mission of the American Berkshire Foundation is to preserve the past, strengthen the present and ensure the future by supporting the educational and career goals of our youth with scholarships and mentoring.

 

The ABA Foundation awards scholarships to students every spring. The 2018 scholarship winners are now posted here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating 20 Years!

Huge thank you to all of those that brought state baskets, memorabilia or Berkshire items for our annual state basket auction. We also want to thank those that bought an item making it the highest dollar auction to date.

 

The Foundation set a goal to raise $20,000 for their 20 years. As of September we have raised $14,013.25. You can help us raise the rest by buying an Anniversary pin (contact any of the board members), volunteer to donate 1% of your sale proceeds, become a Cornerstone Donor or sending in a donation. Click on the Foundation Donation Form to download a form to mail in.

 

We appreciate all the support from the Berkshire breeders!

 

 

 

History

In 1990 Craig and Burdette Conover presented to the American Berkshire Association Board of Directors and membership an idea for creating a foundation that would fund youth awards and scholarships. The process for creating such a foundation began in 1994, and the American Berkshire Foundation was officially incorporated on May 7th, 1998 in Indiana.

 

This is the only Purebred Swine Breed Foundation in existence.

 

The primary fund raiser for the foundation has been a state basket auction that is held before the annual meeting at the Summer Type Conference. Each state association is asked to bring a basket filled with items that are made in their state or reflects the heritage or legacy of the state. Private donations in memory or honor of a family member or friend are another form of income for the foundation.

 

 

Please mail all donations to:

American Berkshire Foundation

c/o Kim Stassen

309 Sunrise Blvd, Redwood Falls, MN 56283

 

Board of Directors

President

Karla Smith term expires 2021

     309.645.4282

    smittys92@gmail.com

 

Vice President

Tracie Egger term expires 2019

    219.869.0393

   tracie1087@gmail.com

 

Secretary/ Treasurer

Kim Stassen term expires 2021

     320.220.3626

     kimberlyj0612@gmail.com

 

Dr. Kim Mudroch term expires 2021

     405.227.8043

    docrocfarm@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Lorraine Hoffman term expires 2019

      515.450.1329

     lhoffman@iastate.edu

 

Dr. Charles Martin term expires 2019

     308.325.4354

     clm77dvm@yahoo.com

 

Al Conover term expires 2020

     515.491.8078

     Aj@conoverauction.com

 

Julene Shaffner term expires 2020

     217-822-3584

 

Alex Conover term expires 2020

    630.270.9983

    alex@americanberkshire.com

 

 

Contact us at foundation@americanberkshire.com

 

 

 2637 Yeager Road | West Lafayette, IN 47906 | P: 765-497-3618 | F: 765-497-2959

alex@americanberkshire.com  |  katie@americanberkshire.com

 

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