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Angus Foundation Names Jenkins Director of Development

A third-generation Angus enthusiast with 14 years of professional fund raising experience has been named the Angus Foundation’s director of development. Milford H. Jenkins, an Oklahoma native, will assume the newly created position in early May, and will be responsible for continuing the development of the Angus Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Jenkins has been promoted through the ranks of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Foundation during the past 14 years. He currently serves as senior director of development for the OSU Division of Agricultural Services and Natural Resources. Through his leadership, the Division raises $1.5-$2.5 million annually in outright gifts and deferred gift commitments for its agricultural research, instruction and cooperative extension programs.

"We are excited to have someone with Milford’s expertise and passion for the Angus breed to join our team and continue to grow the Angus Foundation," says John Crouch, American Angus Association executive vice president. "Under Milford’s direction the Angus Foundation can grow and benefit many more individuals."

As director of development, Jenkins will oversee and enhance current fund-raising efforts and implement new programs to develop funds directed to the Angus Foundation. He will also strive to enhance the visibility of the Foundation and to follow its mission of supporting youth, education and research in the Angus breed.

No stranger to leadership roles, Jenkins, an active 4-H and FFA member while growing up on the family farm, sharpened his leadership and public speaking skills as Oklahoma State FFA president in 1983-84. Today, he serves as president of the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association.

"I am extremely humbled and honored to accept this position," Jenkins says. "And, I’m excited to be a part of the Angus team in St. Joseph."

Jenkins attended OSU and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education. He and his wife, Peggy, have a daughter, Dallas. He is an active member of the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma and the Stillwater First United Methodist Church. He is a member of the American and Oklahoma Angus Associations, and enjoys bass fishing and spending time with family.

The Angus Foundation was established in 1980 as a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization and is an affiliate of the American Angus Association, with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.angusfoundation.org.

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