• Individuals
  • Legacy Society
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • Volunteer
Ways to Give
Many opportunities to support the Holstein Foundation are available. Your gift makes it possible for the Holstein Foundation to offer quality programs for youth and young adults in the dairy industry - educating, inspiring and empowering them to strive for excellence. Your support is vital to the development of tomorrow's dairy leaders - helping prepare them for the ever-changing agriculture industry, or any career path they may choose.

The Holstein Foundation depends on contributions to grow and strengthen the programs that touch the lives of so many young people across the country. Gifts to the Holstein Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Unrestricted Gift
A gift without restrictions offers maximum flexibility to use the gift where it is most needed, ensuring the general excellence of the Holstein Foundation. Gifts may be cash, check or credit card paid in full, or pledges paid over a set period of time.

Memorials and Tributes
Memorial and tribute contributions provide a special opportunity to let family and friends know they are being remembered. These gifts are a great way to show someone you share their passion for the future of the dairy industry. A note is sent to the honoree letting them know a gift has been made in their honor.

Planned Gifts
A planned gift will allow you to provide for the long-term economic security of the people and causes you hold dear, as well as meet your current and future financial goals. There are several ways to arrange a planned gift, such as naming the Holstein Foundation as the beneficiary in your will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance. Gifts may be in the form of cash, securities or closely held stock. The Holstein Foundation is pleased to honor those who have a planned gift to the Holstein Foundation in our Legacy Society. Visit the Legacy Society tab to learn more about this special recognition.
  Make a Gift Online


  Give by Mail
Checks should be made payable to
Holstein Foundation
and mailed to:
Holstein Foundation
PO Box 816
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0816

Please complete our Donation Form and enclose it with your gift.

  Give Over the Phone
The Holstein Foundation can be reached
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 800.952.5200 ext. 4124.
Legacy Society


Legacy Society

The Holstein Foundation's Legacy Society honors those who have made a lasting commitment to our mission of developing dairy leaders for tomorrow, by including a charitable gift to the Foundation in their estate plans.

Your planned gift to the Holstein Foundation will have meaning and impact for years to come; an opportunity to ensure your passion for the dairy industry and vision of providing for youth development opportunities carries on. Through their generosity, Legacy Society members demonstrate how one generation can help the next.

Joining the Legacy Society is simple.

  • Make a gift, in any amount, to the Holstein Foundation from your will, revocable trust, retirement plan or other estate plan; and
  • Provide the Holstein Foundation with a copy of the portion of your estate plan pertaining to the gift.

For more information about becoming a member of the Legacy Society, contact The Holstein Foundation at 800.952.5200, or email.

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Holstein Foundation
Legacy Society

  • Frank & Marion Conyngham, PA

  • Rod Stoll, IL

Read more about our Legacy Society Members

Frank Conyngham grew up on Hillside Farms, which was established by his great-grandfather in 1881 in Shavertown, Pa. After college, Frank and his brother returned to the farm to carry on the family legacy, and opened Hillside Farms Dairy Store in 1977, bottling milk from the farm and producing a nationally-recognized ice cream. Frank and his father, Bill, managed the herd together for over 25 years, and in 2002, the family dispersed the herd. Today, the farm is operated as a non-profit educational facility, known as The Lands at Hillside Farms, where their mission is to "teach life choices that are healthy, sustainable, conservation-minded and practical."

"I think that I still have a few drops of Holstein blood in my system. For as long as I can remember, the cow barn was my favorite place to be in the world. Although my family dispersed our herd 10 years ago, I am happy to drive by the farm and see a pasture full of Jerseys and the occasional black and white. The future of farming and the dairy industry are vital to our country. Marion and I are happy to support the Holstein Foundation and the programs that are made available to our future leaders. It's been a pleasure."

In 1981, Rodney Stoll was a member of Illinois' first team that competed in a convention Dairy Bowl. That was his one and only Dairy Bowl as a contestant. Ten years later in 1991, he served as a one-year coach of the New England Senior Dairy Bowl team. And the following year when he received an invitation to serve as a Dairy Bowl moderator at the National Holstein Convention in Salt Lake City, Rod thought it seemed like a pretty fascinating opportunity that would complete the spectrum of his Dairy Bowl participation - from contestant to coach to moderator. But unlike his "one and done" tenures as both Dairy Bowl contestant and coach, Rod's participation as a Dairy Bowl moderator has now spanned 25 consecutive National Holstein Conventions throughout his professional careers with Monsanto's Dairy Business, the agriculture college at the University of Illinois, and currently Farm Credit Illinois.

"Working with the Dairy Bowl competition at each convention has become both an annual tradition and an addiction. It is my genuine privilege to help facilitate the Dairy Bowl experience each year for Holstein youth. Attending a National Holstein Convention and competing in the Dairy Bowl can be a pretty big deal for junior members. For me, travelling to the 1981 convention was the first time I'd ever flown on a commercial airline and that participation secured my future pursuit of an agricultural career and helped me establish a national network of lasting relationships with great dairy people. Although I realize my role as a Dairy Bowl moderator won't last forever, I am delighted to have a deferred gift established which creates The Rod Stoll Dairy Bowl & Youth Leadership Endowment and will provide a stream of everlasting annual financial support for Holstein youth. I'm proud to put my money where my heart is by leaving a lasting financial tribute to an organization and program that has provided so much value to me throughout my life."

Corporate Sponsors

Contributions to the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) are of great value to any company involved in agri-business or the food industry. Sponsors will be recognized during all phases of YDLI, gaining you exposure to effectively reach this group of top, young, influential dairy producers and industry partners. Or, consider sponsoring an accepted employee or customer to attend the Institute. The opportunities are endless with YDLI! Learn more about Young Dairy Leaders Institute.

"Select Sires supports YDLI because of its belief that the dairy industry truly needs leaders and spokespersons to represent the industry in a positive and professional manner. There is an increasing need for the dairy community to represent itself and educate the public, who is continually becoming further removed from agriculture. The Young Dairy Leaders Institute is an excellent program to develop these skills and build leaders for tomorrow."
– David Thorbahn
General Manager, Select Sires, Inc.


The Holstein Foundation relies on numerous volunteers
annually to assist with our programs. If you prefer to
offer yourself as a resource, we are always grateful
for donation of your valuable time as a volunteer.

Contact us if you would like to volunteer
with the Holstein Foundation.

A big thanks to our 2023 Holstein Foundation
volunteers for helping make our programs possible!

Ryan Allen
Caroline Arrowsmith
Tera Baker
Emory Bewley
Anna Burnett
Jodi Calkins
Elizabeth Cashell
Molly Cessna
Miriam Cook
Katie Coyne
Quinn Dum
Whitney Dunklee
Dave Fischer
Sara Harbaugh
Eileen Hartzell
Greg Hastings
Madeline Hensel
Jennifer Hickerson
Patti Hurtgen
Kylie Konyn

Ann Marie Magnochi
Kristy McComb
Abby Meyer
Brianna Meyer
Mykel Mull
Ainsley Noble
Paige Pratt
Jenna Quinn
David Roberts
Jacob Schaefer
Susan Squires
Rod Stoll
Abby Stoltzfus
Kate Teixeira
Larissa Tucker
Nick Wagner
Blake Wright
Lora Wright
Gary Young
Kelsey Zepp



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