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. Find more information here.
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.