The Angus Foundation is pleased to announce it is once again partnering with Wichita-headquartered Intrust Bank for "The $75,000 Card Challenge" Phase II, in progress through Dec. 31, 2012.
In "The $75,000 Card Challenge," for every new and activated American Angus Association Platinum Visa booked, Intrust Bank will make a $100 donation to the Angus Foundation to help support Angus education, youth and research programs. Most people use a credit card anyway, and by simply opening a new card account and activating that card by making $100 in purchases within 30 days, producers and other enthusiasts are making an easy contribution to support the future of the breed.
The first phase of "The $75,000 Card Challenge," Jan. 1 through June 30, 2012, generated 199 new activated credit card accounts. Intrust Bank presented the Angus Foundation a check for $20,000 for this first phase accomplishment during the National Angus Conference and Tour stop at McCurry Bros. Angus, on Oct. 3. The presentation also included the announcement of Phase II.
If 300 more cards are activated through the end of this year, making a total of 500 new activated accounts, Intrust Bank will add a $25,000 donation. This makes the program worth $75,000 for the foundation.
"As an institution with deep roots in agriculture, we understand the challenges associated with making a living off the land," says Linda Cullinan, senior manager at Intrust Bank. "That's why we were more than happy to go the extra mile in helping the Angus Foundation reach its goal."
Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, says the the foundation is humbled by Intrust Bank's commitment to continue "The $75,000 Card Challenge."
"Angus breeders and members of the American Angus Association have an opportunity by activating a new credit card, to capture these funds for the Angus breed, and I'm confident they will want to take advantage of this easy opportunity to support the Angus Foundation," Jenkins says.
Those interested in the card should visit the foundation's website and click "Angus Credit Card Application" to find out more information and how to apply.
It is important to note that cards must be activated to qualify for the donation. This means the cardholder must spend $100 with his or her card within the first 30 days of opening the account. The purchases can include any day-to-day expenses, such as groceries or gas that you would normally put on a credit card.
The foundation was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the foundation and the programs it supports, call 816-383-5100 or visit online.