NDFB Foundation receives national award

Created: 2/23/10 (Tue) | Topic: Education

The North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation is one of 13 organizations nationally to receive an Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards.

The NDFB Foundation received the award for its Buy a Sandbag for a Buck program, which collected nearly $150,000 for 2009 state-wide flood relief efforts for rural and underserved communities in North Dakota.

The Buy a Sandbag for a Buck program is now in the running to receive a Summit Award, ASAE & The Center’s top recognition for association programs, to be presented in ceremonies at ASAE’s 11th Annual Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. in September, 2010.

“Our flood relief program captured the attention of people and companies all over the country who wanted to help North Dakotans with the financial and emotional burden the harsh winter and spring floods caused,” said Jeffrey Missling, North Dakota Farm Bureau Executive Vice President. “We’re very proud of the work our Foundation coordinator, Patty Foss-Bennie did to get this program up and running. She truly made the Buy a Sandbag for a Buck program a success.”

The Associations Advance America (AAA) Award program recognizes associations that propel America forward with innovative projects in educations, skills training, standards-setting, business and social innovation, knowledge creation, citizenship and community service. Although association activities have a powerful impact on everyday life, they often go unnoticed by the general public.

“It is an honor and an inspiration to showcase the NDFB Foundation’s activity as an example of the many contributions associations are making to advance American society,” remarked 2009-2010 Associations Advance America Committee Chair Ping Wei, director of education opportunities for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

For more information on the NDFB Foundation, contact Patty Foss-Bennie at 701-238-4586.

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