The Official Dress jacket was adopted in 1933. The FFA corduroy jacket is an article of faith, honor and pride. The jacket unifies members in a long-standing tradition and reminds them that they are part of something larger than themselves.
The Arizona Agriculture Education/FFA Foundation kicked off the first year of the FFA Jacket Grant Program in 2019 awarding 80 jackets, representing one from each Chapter in the State. With the generous support of donors, we were able to award 96 jackets in 2020 at the 4th annual Blue & Gold Gala.
"One of the best days in the life of an Ag Teacher is when a student zips up their jacket for the very first time. Sometimes, there can be different barriers for why a student cannot purchase a jacket, most often being the financial burden. Through this program generously sponsored by the foundation, we were able to provide a very deserving student with their very own FFA jacket, a memory that they will remember forever. "
Agriculture Education Teacher
Buckeye High School
All contributions to the Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation, no matter how big or small, make a difference for agriculture students and teachers statewide. Your gift can be designated for programs, activities, scholarships or where resources are needed most. For donations above $5,000 please contact us about payment with a check.
Contributions can also be made to Scholarship Fund to support the education of agriculture students with financial need.
Monthly giving is the easiest and most convenient way to donate to the Arizona FFA Foundation. You choose to contribute at any amount, and we will automatically charge your credit or debit card. You can change or cancel your pledge at any time. Supporting the Monthly Giving Program is not only easy for you but great for us as well. It allows us to plan ahead knowing there is ongoing support for our programs.
Please make sure to choose a recurring donation option in the "donation frequency" section. These contributions will be used to support the Foundations Greatest Need. Make sure to ask your employer if they would be willing to match your monthly gift!
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