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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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December Updates & Steps to Completing Local Collection Drives

Thursday, December 20, 2018

*** Sent to All Contacts

Items in this listserv:

1.  December Update

2.  Steps to Completing Your Local Chapter Fund Drive

1.  December Update

Illinois Foundation FFA is exceptionally grateful for both the early efforts of the Local Collection Drive. 

To date:  

  • Local Collection Drive = $33,486.01
  • State at Large Collections = $16,247.88
  • 2018 Giving Tuesday = $8,280.00
  • Total = $58,013.89

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for all your interest and support the 2018 - 2019 Collection Drive.  We appreciate your time and dedication to this very important task. Our goal for this year's collection drive is $375,000. With your help, we can obtain this goal to provide countless opportunities to over 18,000 Illinois FFA Members. 

Hopefully all of you teachers received a letter updating you on your local collection drive efforts that we have recorded to date just last week.  We will be sending those updates quarterly, we hope you find it helpful.  Please let us know what we can do to assist you in any way.  

Need help getting your Local Collection Drive? Visit the Illinois Foundation FFA website to access the Foundation Toolkit. 

2.  Steps to Completing Your Local Chapter Fund Drive

  1. You can find information to assist with your collection drive in the Foundation Tool Kit which is located in the “Teachers” section of the Illinois FFA website.  The Foundation Tool Kit is designed to aid chapters with their local collection drive for the Foundation.  Within the toolkit you will find the following:

  • Blank transmittal (This is the form that you use to record your donations on and submit a copy of the form with the checks to the bank.)

  • Samples of letters, scripts, press release

  • Hopper Fund Table (Explains how you can earn money in your Hopper fund)

  • Pledge Card Templates

  1. You can access your chapter’s transmittal (this is the list of your past donors that you will use to submit your current donations to the bank on) by contacting Jannette Allotey at the Illinois FFA Center ([email protected]) for assistance. 

  1. Write the date at top of the transmittal sheet.

  1. Write the amount of donor’s contribution in ‘new amount’ column.

  1. Check name and address for accuracy and make any changes directly on the transmittal.

  1. List any new donors on the blank transmittal sheets. Please get the complete mailing address for each new donor. Please write/print clearly.

  1. Write the name, e-mail and phone number of who is submitting the donations and transmittal sheet. This will be the person contacted if we have any questions about the submission.

  1. Make a copy for yourself and send ONE COPY ONLY of the transmittal along with your checks to:

        Illinois National Bank

        Trust Department

        322 East Capitol Avenue

        Springfield, IL 62701-1710

  1. MUST SEND the Money and Transmittal by Certified Mail and PLEASE keep your receipt.  

  1. EACH TIME you send money, send along a new transmittal sheet with only those donations filled in to match the money.

  1. If you have questions or need assistance you may contact Jannette Allotey or Tammy Yard at the Illinois FFA Center ([email protected]) or [email protected] 217-753-3328 ext. 106.

  1. Donors who give less than $10.00 do not receive a certificate. Donors who give $50.00 for the first time will receive a certificate in a blue certificate holder, and donors who give $100.00 for the first time will receive a walnut frame.  Click here for the certificate request form.  

Additional Notes From the Foundation Office

Please …..

If you would like certificates for your banquet, you must request them.  Please call or email the date of the banquet to the FFA Center at least 2-3 weeks in advance.  E-mail: Tammy at [email protected].




Send a copy of the transmittal sheet along with the money.


MUST SEND the Money and Transmittal by Certified Mail and PLEASE keep your receipt.

Make Sure…..

The amount of money you send matches the amount listed on the transmittal. We will go by the amount of money sent, not the transmittal.


Mark address/name changes directly on the transmittal. Just cross out what is wrong and write in the correct.


Donors who give less than $10.00 do not receive a certificate. Donors who give $50.00 for the first time will receive a certificate in a blue certificate holder, and donors who give $100.00 for the first time will receive a walnut frame.  Click here for the certificate request form.  


Do your best to get your money and transmittals to us by JANUARY 31 so we have time to enter them and get the results and certificates back to you. Just remember, totals and certificates can’t be done until everything is in and balanced, so the sooner we get your donations and transmittals, the sooner you will get your certificates.

While the Illinois Foundation FFA accepts donations all year, contributions must be received by January 31, 2019, to be included in recognition at the state convention and reporting purposes at the Illinois Foundation FFA Annual meeting. If you have any questions feel free to contact the FFA Center at 217-753-3328.

Once again, your generosity is greatly appreciated! 

You are making a difference in the lives of countless FFA members.  

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