Regional FFA chapters receive $216,840 in support from Titan International efforts in 2015
DES MOINES, IOWA — Titan International (Titan) is pleased to announce that a total of $216,840 has been raised for various regional FFA chapters over the course of 2015. The total includes amounts procured through special event tire auctions and a social media campaign. In addition to this monetary amount raised, Titan is projected to contribute approximately 1,600 tires through the National FFA Antique Tire Restoration program by year-end 2015.
“Cultivating the next generation of leaders in agriculture is a goal that both the National FFA and Titan share,” said Paul Reitz, president of Titan International. “The total amount raised in support of regional FFA chapters this year will help fund programs that advance the future of agricultural education, and we’re very proud of that.”
In addition to the money raised from this year’s special event tire auctions, $50 from every WHO FFA tractor ride tire produced in the Des Moines Titan facility goes directly to the Iowa FFA chapter. “Local FFA chapters make a very direct and positive impact in their communities, and we’re glad we can support those efforts in our own backyard,” said Scott Sloan, agricultural product manager at Titan. “Our industry needs to empower students to become thoughtful and confident leaders, regardless of the career path they pick, and local FFA chapters help them do just that.”
Part of this year’s FFA fundraising efforts also included the “FFA Donations for Likes” social media campaign, in which Titan committed to donating $1 to the National FFA for each new follower on Twitter, fan on Facebook and subscriber to the YouTube channel. A total of $20,000 was raised through this campaign for the National FFA.
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI), a holding company, owns subsidiaries that supply wheels, tires and assemblies for off-highway equipment used in agricultural, earthmoving/construction and consumer (including all terrain vehicles) applications. Titan Tire Corporation is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of off-highway tires. Production facilities are located in Freeport, Ill.; Bryan, Ohio; and Des Moines, Iowa; which also serves as the headquarters for the tire group. The company manufactures two distinct brands — Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires — known for their quality craftsmanship, unique tread designs and excellent durability.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.
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