Heritage Foundation

What is the Heritage Foundation?

They work in the corral with you. They do the ranch books. They go off to town to jobs with paychecks. They are in church on Sunday morning. Fairs, schools, grocery store demos, fundraisers, farm-city days… these California CattleWomen are there. These events take money, management, and womanpower.

Pat Brazil of Siskiyou County presented a thought one day, ” Wouldn’t it be great if there was a source of funds that the women could draw from? That might eliminate some of the time and hard work involved in fundraising.” She continued to push for a 501(c) 3.

A CALIFORNIA CATTLEWOMEN HERITAGE FOUNDATION has been approved for tax exempt status and we are now involved in grant writing.
It will take some time for the fund to grow, to see the results of musings come alive.

Our purpose is to receive grants and donations for the advancement of leadership education. Creating a greater public awareness and understanding of agricultural production and laws through education, exploration and science.

Donations will be fully tax deductible and receipts will be issued from the Foundation. In turn, units will apply to the Foundation stating their project, amount requested, method of execution, goals, number of contacts expected. The board will evaluate these requests and allocate funds according to the merits of the proposal.

In addition, individual CattleWomen units who receive funds from a source requesting the 501(c) 3 status may have the donation made to “A CALIFORNIA CATTLEWOMEN HERITAGE FOUNDATION” and it will be returned in full to that unit to be used for the donated purpose.

*Click here for our brochure as a PDF file.

2011 Officers:
Jeanie Varozza; VP, Tammi McElroy; Immediate Past President, Michele Murphy ; Secretary, Melody Lake ; Treasurer, Nadette Raymond ; Northern Director, Marsha Stevens ; Central Director, Ione Conlan; Southern Director, Debbie Torres (San Diego)  and Director at large, June Kester (San Luis Obispo).

Please make your donation today!
Mail your donation to:
A California CattleWomen Heritage Foundation
5200 Los Altos Pkwy #48
Sparks, NV 89436

California CattleWomen Heritage Foundation board
Photo of 2011 Heritage Foundation officers courtesy of Jean Barton
Heritage Foundation meets
Michele Murphy leads Heritage Foundation meeting at CattleWomen’s Mid Year Meeting
Photo of logo contest winner, Joan Hemsted, holding her framed artwork.
Joan Hemsted
holds her contest winning
artwork for the foundation’s logo.