2022 Kroger gift

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29, and this year the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has received a $25,000 gift from The Kroger Co. that serves as a match for the upcoming national day of philanthropy. 

“At Kroger, our Fresh for Everyone mission is anchored in our commitment to sourcing and manufacturing only the best and freshest products and making them available to anyone, anytime, anywhere. We’re dedicated to fostering innovation and investing in organizations like the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation who are helping young people learn about careers in agriculture, manufacturing and more,” said Amy McCormick, foundation board 2nd vice president and corporate affairs manager for The Kroger Company.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is dedicated to creating pathways for young people to learn about the variety and viability of careers in agriculture.  

“This gift provides a great incentive for all those passionate about the future of Ohio agriculture to double their impact during this year’s Giving Tuesday efforts, and we are grateful for Kroger’s support,” said Kelly Burns, executive director of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

To make a gift to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation visit ofbf.org/donate

To learn more about the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation visit ofbf.org/foundation

This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231 or [email protected].

Editors: A photo is available for download.


From left to right are Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation board members Jane Scott, President & CEO,Columbus Metropolitan Club; Annalies Corbin, Founder, President & CEO,The PAST Foundation; Jenna Gregorich, Bird Health Program Manager, Ohio Poultry Association; Dan Durheim, Associate Vice President, Sponsor Relations, Nationwide; 

Lane Osswald, Treasurer, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Treasurer; Nathan Brown, District 20 Trustee, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation;  Roger Nicol, Retired Cooperative Executive; Adam Sharp, Executive Vice President, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Kelly Warner, Director of Donor Engagement and Giving, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation; Amy McCormick, 2nd Vice President, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Corporate Affairs Manager, Columbus Division at Kroger; Tara Durbin, President, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Chief Lending Officer, Agriculture, Farm Credit Mid-America; and Kelly Burns, Executive Director, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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