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Foundation Toolkit      
The Foundation tool kit is designed to aid chapters with their local collection drive for the Foundation.  Within the tool kit you will find the following:
  • Instructions on using the Foundation donor program
  • 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
We hope you find the information helpful.  If you have any questions about the Foundation collection drive, please feel free to contact the Illinois FFA Center.

Foundation Donor Management Profile - LRS      
To ensure that all local donations are accounted for, we ask that you take the time to login to your chapter's newly reactivated Foundation profile.

If you are unsure of your login information, please email Riley Wells at or call 217-753-3328 ext. 104 for assistance.

Foundation Supporter Recognition      

Looking for a way to recognize and thank your donors for their generous giving? FFA Chapters can request certificates from the Illinois FFA Center for the Chapter to distribute to their donors. To request the certificates fill out the 2024-25 certificate request form. The certificate request form must be submitted at least 2-3 weeks prior to the date the certificates will be distributed by the FFA Chapter. The form will stop taking submissions on April 1st, 2025, at 5:00 p.m. CST.

On October 23, 2023, the Illinois Foundation FFA Board of Directors voted to update the recognition procedures for Foundation supporters.

See the table below for a breakdown of the types of Local Collection Drive certificate recognition:


Supporters of less than $50.00

No Certificate

Supporter ($50.00 - $99.99)

Certificate with Foundation Emblem

Emblem Supporters

Bronze Supporter ($100.00 - $249.99)

Certificate with Bronze Emblem

Silver Supporter ($250.00 - $499.99)

Certificate with Silver Emblem

Gold Supporter ($500 - $999.99)

Certificate with Gold Emblem

Star Supporter ($1,000.00 +)

Plaque at State FFA Convention


Milestone Supporters

25 Year Supporter

Plaque at State FFA Convention

50 Year Supporter

Plaque at State FFA Convention

75 Year Supporter

Plaque at State FFA Convention

Please note, donors who give less than $50.00 do not receive a certificate, but they will receive a thank you letter from the Illinois Foundation FFA for their donation, regardless of the amount given. We encourage each chapter to do a thank you as well.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to Riley Wells or Tammy Yard.

  Illinois Foundation FFA
Certificates Request for Local Collection Foundation Donors

  Foundation Toolkit
Foundation Tool Kit

If you need a new copy of your chapter transmittal, you may contact Riley Wells at the Illinois FFA Center.

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