FarmHouse Month of Giving

$352,050
Donated
88% of $400,000 goal
1,137
Donors
This campaign ended on May 06, 2024, but you can still make a gift to FarmHouse Foundation by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorJason Butler matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Friends

An Anonymous DonorTennessee FH chapter advisor Matt Podhajsky matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni (Tennessee)

An Anonymous DonorJordan Moore matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Alumni (Oklahoma State)

An Anonymous DonorDick Wittman matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Alumni (Idaho)

An Anonymous DonorLarry Hageman matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Alumni (Ohio State)

An Anonymous DonorRobert Graham and Pete Weisenberger matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Alumni (Mississippi State)

An Anonymous DonorIowa State 50 x 50 Challenge matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Alumni (Iowa State)

An Anonymous DonorDarren Havens matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Alumni (Illinois)

An Anonymous DonorRandy Linville matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Alumni (Kansas State)

An Anonymous DonorJim Hendrix matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Alumni (Colorado State)

An Anonymous DonorRick Berg and Jim Wieland matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Alumni (North Dakota State)

An Anonymous DonorEric Thurber, Lee Thurber, Tom Thurber and Paul Rohlfing matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,000Just for Alumni (Nebraska)

An Anonymous DonorLloyd Bettis, Bryce Freeman, Craig Harris and Brian Woolley matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for Alumni (Iowa State)

An Anonymous DonorScott Nagel, Don Buhl & Chris Wetzell matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $18,000Just for Alumni (Minnesota)

An Anonymous DonorEric Bymaster, Dwight Raab, Brent Bible, Roy Wilson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $19,000Just for Alumni (Purdue)

An Anonymous DonorJon Dobson, Gary Hansen and Jim Hericks matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Alumni (South Dakota State)
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An Anonymous DonorPower of 7 Graduates: IEB Member Judson Ricks gave $2,500 because $2,500 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorFirst Time Donors Only: Fraternity CEO Dave Hansen gave $2,500 because 100 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorCharlie Oellermann gave $3,000 because 30 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorIn memory of Jim Herbert from Rick Berg (ND 78), Mike Fayhee (IL 67), Bob Knief (IL 89), Dick Kruse (KS 63), Jeremy Settles (NM 94), Jim Tobin (IA 76) and Jeff Topp (ND 79) gave $25,000 because $25,000 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Donors gave $25,000 because $25,000 was given by donors
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Ways to GIVE

What is the FH Month of Giving?
FarmHouse has expanded its annual day of giving to an entire MONTH where members will have opportunities to engage, invest and celebrate with intentional weeks to encourage members and friends to make an impact. The FH Month of Giving kicks off April 1 and will culminate with 1905 Minutes of Giving, April 29-30. During the month of April, you are invited to:

Your support during the FH Month of Giving will help celebrate Founders' Day in a bigger way and ensure the Fraternity can continue its tradition of providing values-based educational programs and leadership opportunities – an investment proven to have a significant impact on our members, volunteers and chapters.

April 7-13: GIVE GRATITUDE
 - Share your gratitude for FarmHouse (brothers, values, experiences, etc.) on social media.
- Make a meaningful gift to the
FH Excellence Fund in honor of someone who has had an impact on your life.

April 14-20: INVEST
- Celebrate FarmHouse's seven Founders and the legacy they created.
- Make a meaningful gift to the FH Excellence Fund.
- Encourage three brothers to match your commitment.

April 21-27: VOLUNTEER
- Get involved with a FarmHouse chapter or association. See opportunities here.
- Honor a chapter advisor who impacted your life by making a gift in their name to the FH Excellence Fund.

April 28-30: ENGAGE
- Catch up with a FH brother by phone, social media or email.
- Share your gratitude for FarmHouse on social media.

- Make a gift to the FH Excellence Fund as a part of the 1905 Minutes of Giving.

Last FH Day of Giving, donors gave over $250,000 to the FH Excellence Fund. This year, our target is to receive one gift for each of our 1,600 undergraduate members and raise an ambitious $400,000, bringing us closer to our annual goal of $825,000 for the FH Excellence Fund. The cumulative effect of donor support is an impact of $515 per student!

Your investment this April will help support the Fraternity’s educational priorities and its focus on growth, membership experience and excellence.

FarmHouse will kick off our 1st FH Month of Giving at 9 a.m. CT, Monday, April 1, and end at 5 p.m. CT, Tuesday, April 30. You can make your tax-deductible gift to the FH Excellence Fund at any point during the month to be counted towards our ambitious goal. We will have several matching gift challenges and competitions for the final 1905 minutes of the month.

In April, there’s no better time to give as we…  

  • Cherish our Agriculture roots that make us strong;
  • Have a Purpose-driven mission to be a Builder of Men;
  • Are Responsible to continue the impact of FarmHouse;
  • Invest our time, treasures and talents to support our brothers; and,
  • Lead by example in all that we do.

Join your fellow FH brothers in strengthening FarmHouse for today, tomorrow and years to come!

What is the FarmHouse Foundation?
The FarmHouse Foundation serves an incredibly important role: to support FarmHouse Fraternity in the execution of its mission by providing financial support and other resources for educational initiatives to benefit members. The FarmHouse Foundation (Tax ID #36-6111880) is a 501(c)3 public educational foundation, organized in 1965 as a trust. 

What is the FH Excellence Fund?
The FH Excellence Fund is the Foundation’s largest source of funds invested in the highest priorities of the Fraternity to enrich FarmHouse’s membership experience. Click here to learn more.

How does my gift impact students?
Thanks to donors like you who invest in the FarmHouse Foundation, we are able to provide a variety of grants to the Fraternity that supports its members. Click here to learn more. 


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Updates
THANK YOU, DONORS!

THANK YOU! We are grateful for the generosity of the over 920 alumni, students, parents and friends who answered the call to engage, invest and celebrate during our FH Month of Giving

Together, donors:

  • Connected with fellow FarmHouse brothers
  • Encouraged brothers to match their gifts
  • Shared personal gratitude for FarmHouse
  • Celebrated Founders’ Day in honor of our history
  • Paid tribute to dedicated FH volunteers
  • Engaged with the Fraternity
  • And, generously made gifts totaling over $346,000 to the FH Excellence Fund!

While this FH Month of Giving platform is officially closed, we will continue to add donations we receive in the mail to FHHQ. Plus, we will add names to our FH Month of Giving donor honor roll from those who make a gift to the FH Excellence Fund here.

Thank you again to those members, parents and friends who took the time to be a part of this special celebration by making a meaningful gift and connecting in the name of FarmHouse!

36 days ago by Allison Rickels
In Memory Gifts as of 5/8/24

Harry Friddle (AR 88) made a gift in memory of Tommy Brown (AR 82)
Kevin Tobin (IA 79) made a gift in memory of Bill Northey (ISU 97)
Bob Larson (KS 80) made a gift in memory of Scott Johnson (KS 80)
Jeremy Settles (NM 94) made a gift in memory of Jim Herbert (TN 61)
James M. Niewold (IL 74)  made a gift in memory of John Albin (IL 49)
Kevin Warneke (NE 82) made a gift in memory of Steve England (NE 66)
Joe Seward (PU 80) made a gift in memory of David Welty (PU 80)
Jordan Uthoff (IA 09) made a gift in memory of Bill Northey (ISU 97)
John Robert Hemingway (IA 67) made a gift in memory of Jim Herbert (TN 61)
David Skarshaug (IA 80) made a gift in memory of Bill Northey (IA 79)
Scott Armburst (IA 70) made a gift in memory Bill Northey (IA 79)
Ben Hoptroff (TN 08) made a gift in memory of Jim Herbert (TN 61)
Jeff Koch (IL 75) made a gift in memory of Ron Kerchner (IL 75)
Scott Snyder (TN 91) made a gift in memory of Jim Herbert (TN 61)
Jack W. Stickle II (OH 03) made a gift in memory of Larry Hageman (OH 94)
Judson Jesske (NE 88) made a gift in memory of Steve England (NE 66) 
Cheryl and Joseph Stephens (MO 93) made a gift in memory of Jeff Mitchell (MO 93)
Warren Clark (IA 77) made a gift in memory of Martin Clark (IA 49) and LaRue Clark
Gregg Drvol (NE 77) made a gift in memory of John Liston (NE 77) 
Bruce Frank (IL 05) made a gift in memory of James Goldenstein (IL 06)
Terry Jaspers (SD 74) made a gift in memory of Kendal Thompson (SD 76) and Jack Lutz (SD 75)
Kent Henderson (IA 69) made a gift in memory of David V Voyles (IA 70)
Stephen Gallagher made a gift in memory of Stephen England (NE 66) 
David H. Boyne (MI 54) made a gift in memory of Isaac Sheppard (MI 54)
Adam Tilson (TN 08) made a gift in memory of Jim Herbert (TN 61)

36 days ago by Miranda Howe
In Honor Gifts as of 5/8/24

Eldred E Statz (MN 69) gave in honor of his grandson, Zach Faith (MN 18)
Bridget Graf gave in honor of her son, Dylan Graf (SIU 22)
Barry Paxton gave in honor of his son, Logan Paxton (MI 23)
Sarah Baumgarten gave in honor of her son, Brett Baumgarten (ND 23)
Laura Holland gave in honor of her son, Ethan Holland (TR 23)
Keith Cunningham made a gift in honor of his son, Ben Cunningham (IL 23)
Mindy Garcia made a gift in honor of Diego Garcia (MO 22)
Courtney Henry made a gift in honor of her son, Griffin Henry (OK 23)
Dave Bellairs (IA 81) made a gift in honor of his son, Sam Bellairs (IA 17)
Lou and Lori Lutz made a gift in honor of their son, Grant Lutz (TX 22)
Michael and Kathy Dean made a gift in honor of their son, Ethan Dean (MS 23)
Scott and Heather Wright made a gift in honor of their son, Palmer Wright (NE 21)
Kris Vrtiska made a gift in honor of her son, Joe Vrtiska (NE 23) 
Blake Dempsey made a gift in honor of his son, Rylen Dempsey (AL 24)
Chase Tew made a gift in honor of his son, Cooper Tew (NC 23)
David James Drake made a gift in honor of his son, Thomas Drake (Tarleton 23)
Ben Miller made a gift in honor of his son, Ben Miller (Auburn 24)
Dave Hansen (IA 90) made a gift in honor of Iowa State 1990 Initiates
Holly Heaser made a gift in honor of her son, Frederick Heaser (ND 24)

36 days ago by Miranda Howe
CONGRATULATIONS TAILGATE CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Congratulations to the Tennessee FH Chapter & Association (with less than 500 alumni) and the Iowa State FH Chapter & Association (with more than 500 alumni) for winning the Tailgate Challenge. These two chapters had the most alumni donor participation by size!

37 days ago by Allison Rickels
WE'RE STILL COUNTING!

More than two dozen alumni and parents have indicated their gifts are in the mail, which we have yet to receive. We recognize there can be significant delays in the mail. To honor these gifts as well as other donations that may come in, we are keeping our FH Month of Giving platform open until 6 pm CT, Monday, May 6. 

The counting for leaderboards will officially close at that time, including determining the two chapter & association winners of the Tailgate Challenge. Look for an official count and thank you message via email on Tuesday, May 7. 

Please note, every gift, no matter when it comes in will be honored, counted and used for the betterment of FarmHouse members. We are tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support. THANK YOU!

43 days ago by Allison Rickels
New Ruby Society members!

HUGE thank you to the Minnesota & Auburn chapters for joining the Ruby Society with 100% participation during our FH Month of Giving! WOW! If your chapter is ready to join, there is still time!

44 days ago by Allison Rickels
Help your chapter win a FH tailgate!

When you give during the final 1905 minutes of the FH Month of Giving—you improve your chapter's chance of winning an all-expense paid tailgate for alumni, chapter members and guests.

46 days ago by Allison Rickels
Cyclone Challenge

A special Cyclone Challenge has been issued as part of the FH Month of Giving and you are invited to join us! 

FH Foundation Trustees Bryce Freeman (IA 93), Brian Woolley (IA 75), Craig Harris (IA 65) and Lloyd Bettis (IA 67) are matching all gifts made by Iowa State alumni to the FH Excellence Fund―up to $15,000!

63 days ago by Miranda Howe
Gratitude Week update with Foundation Trustee, Bryce Freeman (IA 93)

April is the FH Month of Giving―an entire MONTH dedicated to our shared investment in the future of FarmHouse. Will you join Bryce in sharing gratitude for your FarmHouse brothers by calling them, tagging them in a post on social media and by making a gift in their honor?

65 days ago by Miranda Howe
Month of Giving Challenge

Charlie Oellermann (Nebraska 77) is offering a challenge to get us going and this is no April Fools! When the first 30 donors make a gift, Charlie will give $3,000 to benefit the FH Excellence Fund!

73 days ago by Miranda Howe
Month of Giving Message from Fraternity CEO

73 days ago by Miranda Howe

Maps & Leaderboards

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Alumni Leaderboard
Chapter (click to sort alphabetically)DonorsRaised ($)
Honorary Member3$3,119
Wyoming1$100
New Mexico State2$5,000
Idaho5$3,175
Wichita State1$19
Oregon State6$1,098
Illinois13$5,567
Purdue13$21,459
Missouri7$1,217
Ohio State8$3,245
North Dakota State11$11,958
Mississippi State7$3,129
South Dakota State19$33,945
Minnesota23$35,571
Kansas State16$14,268
Tennessee12$2,718
Iowa State71$53,602
Colorado State14$15,938
Nebraska69$40,226
Oklahoma State10$4,137
North Carolina State5$730
Kentucky4$6,144
Washington State4$26,519
UC Davis0$0
Texas A&M1$60
Alberta0$0
Wilmington0$0
Michigan State1$500
Central Missouri0$0
Illinois State0$0
Auburn1$119
Texas Tech1$1,000
Montana State0$0
Clemson1$50
Tarleton State0$0
Cal Poly Pomona0$0
Western Kentucky0$0
Tennessee Tech1$50
Cal Poly0$0
Wisonsin-Platteville2$252
Troy2$2,525
Nebraska-Curtis0$0
Virginia Tech1$19
Arkansas1$3,000
UT Tyler0$0
Southern Illinois2$20
Student Leaderboard
Chapter (click to sort alphabetically)DonorsRaised ($)
Auburn1$1,880
Troy1$490
Kansas State1$19
Idaho7$70
Ohio State12$170
Iowa State104$1,040
Purdue102$1,020
Central Missouri12$120
South Dakota State52$539
Virginia Tech0$0
Arkansas0$0
Alberta0$0
Tarleton State0$0
Minnesota1$170
Missouri0$0
Mississippi State0$0
Wisconsin-Platteville0$0
Michigan State0$0
Oregon State1$10
Wilmington0$0
Washington State0$0
Wichita State7$70
Illinois State0$0
North Carolina State0$0
Oklahoma State0$0
Colorado State0$0
New Mexico State4$40
Tennessee1$340
Southern Illinois0$0
Western Kentucky0$0
Illinois0$0
North Dakota State0$0
Nebraska1$1,090
Texas Tech0$0
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Parent icon7%Parents
Friends icon3%Friends
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Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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In memory of Jim Herbert from Rick Berg (ND 78), Mike Fayhee (IL 67), Bob Knief (IL 89), Dick Kruse (KS 63), Jeremy Settles (NM 94), Jim Tobin (IA 76) and Jeff Topp (ND 79)
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Jon Dobson, Gary Hansen and Jim Hericks
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Eric Bymaster, Dwight Raab, Brent Bible, Roy Wilson photo
Eric Bymaster, Dwight Raab, Brent Bible, Roy Wilson
Heart icon matched a total of $19,000
Scott Nagel, Don Buhl & Chris Wetzell photo
Scott Nagel, Don Buhl & Chris Wetzell
Heart icon matched a total of $18,000
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Lloyd Bettis, Bryce Freeman, Craig Harris and Brian Woolley
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
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Eric Thurber, Lee Thurber, Tom Thurber and Paul Rohlfing
Heart icon matched a total of $12,000
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Jim Hendrix
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Rick Berg and Jim Wieland
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $10,000