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Become a member today!      
Membership is open to anyone who supports FFA and agricultural education. You do not have to have worn the blue jacket to be an FFA Alumni member. As a member, you will take an active part in building your community at the local, state, and national level. Your commitment helps ensure the continued success of America's premier youth leadership organization. 

If you are proud of the FFA and want to help local FFA members acquire knowledge and experience from FFA activities and agricultural education, the FFA Alumni is for you! You can join the FFA Alumni and help provide opportunities for young men and women to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Alumni Membership Information, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org for more information:

Lifetime Membership - 2 Choices:

  • IL FFA Alumni and Supporters Lifetime Membership - $50
  • National FFA Alumni and Supporters Lifetime Membership - $250
  • Affiliate Alumni Chapters
  • Corporate Alumni Chapters
Find a chapter near you or support all FFA members in Illinois by becoming a "state at large" member. If you are unsure if your local school has an alumni chapter, we can help direct you to the individuals in your area. If you do not have a chapter, we can get you the information required to get yours chartered with only 10 other individuals like yourself.

If you would like to start or reactivate an FFA Alumni Chapter, contact Patti Davis at pdavis@illinoisffa.org

Start/Reactivate Alumni Chapter      
Starting/Reactivating an Alumni Chapter is a great way to gain local support for your FFA Chapter and FFA Members.

The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters are 100% Affiliated now which means that all alumni chapters must pay an Affiliate Fee every year, and it depends on the amount of lifetime members on what they pay each year.  Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters is also giving alumni chapters a choice on who they want to be sanctioned with (all checks are mailed to the IL FFA Alumni including being associated with National FFA Alumni and Supporters):
  • Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Only - $50 per year 
  • National FFA Alumni and Supporters and Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters - If your alumni chapter is needing a tax-exempt status, then you'll need to be associated with both - $150 per year ($100 National FFA Alumni and Supporters and $50 Illinois FFA Alumni)  
Instructions to Start/Reactivate an Alumni Chapter - All information needs mailed or emailed to IL FFA Alumni and Supporters at pdavis@illinoisffa.org (do not send to National FFA Alumni):
  • Please see these instructions on how to Start/Reactivate an Alumni Chapter.
  • National FFA Alumni and Supporters Application - Complete and Email to Patti Davis at pdavis@illinoisffa.org.  Reactivate chapters do not need to complete the application.
  • Email an Excel Roster - Please include the following:  Name, Address, Email Address, and High School Graduation Year (if within the past 10 years), type of membership (IL Annual, IL Lifetime Membership, National Annual, National Lifetime Membership).
  • Mail an Affiliate Check (see above for the choices on type of affiliation) to IL FFA Alumni and Supporters, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL  62702.  (Please include any checks collected for lifetime memberships or write one check for both.)
  • 2 Types of Lifetime Memberships:
  • $250 - National FFA Alumni ($200) and IL FFA Alumni ($50) Lifetime Membership - Check comes to IL FFA Alumni
  • $50 - IL FFA Alumni Only Lifetime Membership
  • National FFA Alumni and Supporters - How to Start an Alumni Handbook
  • Tax Information for Starting a Chapter (Reactivating a Chapter, please contact Patti Davis):
  • 990 and 990N ($25,000 or Less)
  • Instructions to obtain an EIN # from the IRS.
  • Application to apply for National FFA Alumni 501c3 Group Extension (Please do not send in until Patti Davis contacts you with your Charter #).

Please contact Patti Davis at pdavis@illinoisffa.org or call (217) 753-3328 Ext. 107 for more information.    


ALUMNI DUES INSTRUCTIONS      
The Alumni Membership Year runs from August 1-July 31.  Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters are 100% Affiliated with National FFA Alumni and Supporters.  So this means that every alumni chapter has to pay dues.  We are giving every chapter a choice on whether to belong to both National FFA Alumni & IL FFA Alumni or just IL FFA Alumni.  

Please see these instructions on how to complete your membership for the year, and please go to "Support/Downloads" to download the documents that you will need to complete this process.

If any questions, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org.

ACTIVE/INACTIVE IL FFA ALUMNI AND SUPPORTERS CHAPTERS      
The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters has 237 Active Alumni Chapters with 5 of those chapters being Corporate Alumni's, and we have 85 Inactive Alumni Chapters.  Here is the link to the active/inactive chapters.

On August 1, 2019 the IL FFA Alumni and Supporters became 100% Affiliated with National FFA Alumni and Supporters so that means every chapter has to pay dues to be active.  They are given a choice to just belong to National FFA Alumni & IL FFA Alumni or just IL FFA Alumni.  


   
 
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