Ways to Give

Ohio is home to 25,000 FFA members, and they need your support. Here’s how you can make a difference.

Giving to the Ohio FFA Foundation
Donations to the Ohio FFA Foundation help empower today’s students to become tomorrow’s workforce, leaders in agriculture, and community citizens. Discover the area that matters to your most and designate your gift accordingly.

Donations can be mailed to: Ohio FFA Foundation, 717 A East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211. Please print and enclose the following donation form.

Become a Sponsor
FFA members embrace the concepts taught in agricultural science classrooms nationwide, build valuable skills through experiential learning, and each year demonstrate their proficiency in competitions based on real-world agricultural skills. Your organization can be recognized as a supporter of numerous award areas and programs. To learn more, please contact Jessica Parrish, jparrish@ohioffa.org.

Endowments
An endowment is a wonderful way to establish a legacy. The principal amount is never spent, thus ensuring the perpetuity of the gift and that your support of the Ohio FFA lives on.

When establishing an endowment, we offer several options through which you can help select the criteria for its impact. Endowed gifts require no minimum donation and are used to support the overall mission of the Ohio FFA Foundation. Gifts of $10,000 can be designated to a committee to award at their discretion. With an endowed gift of more than $25,000, the Ohio FFA Foundation will manage the fund and ensure it is used in perpetuity for your intended purpose. Payments can be made in a lump sum or over a specific time period scheduled with the Executive Director.

Please contact Jessica Parrish, jparrish@ohioffa.org, for information on endowment options or making it part of your estate plans.

Memorials
Donations to the Ohio FFA Foundation can be made “In Memory” of an individual. We can send the family a list of the donors and their addresses for their personal acknowledgments. All donors will receive a personal thank you letter acknowledging their donation.

Families may use this language: “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be designated in ______’s honor to the Ohio FFA Foundation, 717 A East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211.”

You may make cash or credit card donations by mailing a check or donating online. Memorials can be designated as an endowed gift in someone’s name if desired. Please contact Jessica Parrish, jparrish@ohioffa.org, for additional information.

Planned Giving
Estate giving provides substantial support for future programs. This form of giving is particularly suitable if you desire to make a larger gift through your estate rather than in your lifetime. Among other planned giving variations, a simple way to make an estate gift to the Ohio FFA Foundation is a specific bequest in a will. You should arrange to draft your will with your attorney. Foundation staff are available upon request to confer with you and your attorney in drafting the appropriate bequest clauses.

You may use this simple language for an outright bequest, if you desire: I give, devise, and bequeath to the Ohio FFA Foundation, a charitable corporation located in Columbus, Ohio, the sum of _____ dollars (or other personal or real property appropriately described, or a percentage) to be used as it shall deem advisable to best promote the Foundation’s mission.

Employer Matching
You may be able to increase your gift to the Ohio FFA Foundation employer matching. If your employer offers such a program, your gift can be multiplied. Usually, your employer’s personnel department can provide information about a matching gift program and forms to send with contributions. Please contact Jessica Parrish, jparrish@ohioffa.org, for additional information.

Volunteers
Supporting the Ohio FFA does not have to be a monetary donation. The FFA organization relies on volunteers to serve in various capacities throughout the year. If you would like to give your time to Ohio FFA and agricultural education, please complete this form to let us know which areas are of most interest to you.

3 Easy Ways You Can Support Ohio FFA Members

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Join the Kroger Community Rewards Program
The Kroger Community Rewards Program makes it easy to earn funds for the Ohio FFA Foundation by shopping at Kroger and scanning your Shopper’s Card as normal. Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a digital account (if you have not done so already)
  2. Make sure you have a preferred store selected to view participating organizations
  3. Link your Kroger Shopper’s Card to the Ohio FFA Foundation
  4. Ohio FFA earns

Search for us at kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards or through the Kroger app under “Rewards.” Select “Ohio FFA Foundation, Inc.” from the list and click “Save.” Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you.

Get your Ohio FFA License plates
It’s simple to become a traveling promoter of the FFA! When you are ready to renew your vehicle registration, contact your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) or go online at oplates.com. Just ask for the “Agricultural Education” or “Future Farmer” plate. With each renewal, you’ll be making a tax-deductible donation to support the Ohio FFA Foundation.

All of the funds raised through the license plate program are used to support members through statewide programs such as: Career Development Events, proficiency awards, leadership nights and the Ohio FFA Convention.

Sign Up for Amazon Smile
By creating an Amazon Smile account (or adding it to your existing Amazon account) a portion of each of your purchases is donated to the Ohio FFA Foundation with no additional cost to you! If you already have an Amazon account, under your account and lists, select the “Amazon Smile charity” list to join. Once you sign in with your Amazon account, you can search for “Ohio FFA” to start donating. Remember, you must shop from smile.amazon.com on a desktop! Be sure to bookmark that page to your browser so it’s easily accessible when shopping.

You can also support Ohio FFA in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process