Reynoldsburg, Ohio, November 13, 2012—Gifts in memory of Donald S. Sherman, Hilmar, Calif., have been made by 52 individuals and companies to scholarship and educational funds operated for the benefit of Jersey youth by the American Jersey Cattle Association.
Donnie, one of the 12 founding owners of Hilmar Cheese Co., was one of only 11 people to receive the two highest awards presented by the association: the Master Breeder Award in 2010 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2011. He deeply enjoyed the Jersey business and gave freely of his time and energies to the association. He served six years on AJCA Board of Directors (1996-2002), chairing the Breed Improvement Committee and acting as co-chair of the Type Advisory Committee. He was elected the association’s President in 2004 and served three terms. Most recently, he was fundraising chair for the AJCC Research Foundation, and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee.
Gifts to the D&E Scholarship Fund, created in 2005 with proceeds from the sale of D&E Rebel Scholar-ET in The All American Jersey Sale, were received from John and Cathy Adams, Hilmar, Calif.; Ag Production Co., Turlock, Calif.; Iris Anderson, Hilmar, Calif.; Cherie L. Bayer, Columbus, Ohio; Alfred and Marilyn Bennett, Hilmar, Calif.; Kim Billman and Chris Mason, Thornville, Ohio; David L. Brandau, Wilton, Wis.; Walter H. and Helen Joan Brown, Hughson, Calif.; Central Valley Jersey Breeders Association, Hughson, Calif.; Richard and Sharon Clauss, Hilmar, Calif.; Nancy D’Arcy, Modesto, Calif.; R. D. and Karen Edwards, Newman, Calif.; Christopher and Sandra Freeberg, Hilmar, Calif.; Circle H Headquarters, LLC, Dalhart, Texas;
Gaskill, Pharis & Pharis, L.L.P., Dalhart, Texas; Edwin and Della Genasci, Modesto, Calif.; Bryan and Kristi Green, Turlock, Calif.; Hart Chevrolet, Dalhart, Texas; Heiser Tire Service, Dalhart, Texas; Hilmar Lumber, Hilmar, Calif.; Rick and Julie Jones, Stevinson, Calif.; Robert F. Kenny, Enon Valley, Penna.; Michael J. and Anne E. Lawrence, Newman, Calif.; Herbert D. Jr. and Amanda S. Lutz, Chester, S.C.; Machado Backhoe Inc., Stevinson, Calif.; Marilyn L. Malnati, Newberry, S.C.; Frank and Frances Miguel, Hilmar, Calif.; Bob Morganti, Newman, Calif.; Walter G. and Joyce A. Owens, Frederic, Wis.; Wilfred H. and Linda M. Owens, Frederic, Wis.; Victor and Janet Perry, Newman, Calif.; Mike and Pam Peterson, Hilmar, Calif.; and
Joseph N. and Vicky A. Schartz, Dalhart, Texas; Ray and Margaret L. Schooley, Marshfield, Mo.; Chris and Debra Seward, Hilmar, Calif.; Sky Trek Aviation, Modesto, Calif.; Chris Sorenson, Pine River, Wis.; David and Cindy Starkey, Ceres, Calif.; Jeff and Cara Strom, Hilmar, Calif.; Tedd and Lynda Struckmeyer, Turlock, Calif.; Brett and Karen Tate, Hilmar, Calif.; Triebsch & Frampton, Turlock, Calif.; Ken and Susie Van Foeken, Hilmar, Calif.; Jeremy and Taylor Van Ryn, Dalhart, Texas; Clayton and Cyndi Ward, Dalhart, Texas; Duane and Pat Wickstrom, Scott and Cindy Wickstrom, and Michael and Margaret Wickstrom, Hilmar, Calif.; Vernon D. and Mary Wickstrom, Hilmar, Calif.; Dr. John C. Wilk, Raleigh, N.C.; Woods Furniture Galleries, Turlock, Calif.; and Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA, Turlock, Calif.;
Gifts for Jersey Youth Academy were also received from Boyd-Lee Jerseys, Parrottsville, Tenn., in memory of Sherman, plus Mrs. Ruth Burris, Columbia, Ky.; and Richard Brady, Riceville, Tenn.
Contributions to the D&E Scholarship Fund and Jersey Youth Academy are exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information on contributing to these or other permanent funds managed by the American Jersey Cattle Association, contact the Development Department at 614/322-4456.
About the National Jersey Youth Programs
Organized in 1868, the American Jersey Cattle Association has sponsored educational programs and activities for young people interested in the Jersey breed since 1917. Junior members have the same registration privileges as Lifetime Members, and also the incentives of a comprehensive program leading to national recognition for their achievements with Jersey cattle. These programs include:
- Free membership in the association until the youth’s 21st birthday;
- the National Jersey Youth Production Contest and Pot O’Gold Sale, which create incentives for keeping production and management records;
- the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest, the ultimate recognition for Jersey youth between the ages of 16 and 20;
- national scholarships that help pay for hands-on work experiences and college educations;
- The All American Junior Jersey Show, providing the thrill of competition in the largest show of Registered Jerseys™ in the world and introductions to lifelong friends from across the United States; and
- Jersey Youth Academy, an intensive educational program to be held for the third time in 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.
For more information, contact the American Jersey Cattle Association by writing 6486 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362, or visit its web site at USJersey.com.