The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council seeks your assistance in honoring the life of Dr. Harlan E. White. The Dr. Harlan E. White Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and will be used for scholarships, education, research, and other activities related to the promotion and better understanding of the forage industry.
Dr. White dedicated his life to Virginia’s forage industry. It is now time for us, the recipients of these good works, to dedicate ourselves and share some of the great gifts that Harlan bestowed upon us.
Dr. White’s career was long and distinguished. He joined the Virginia Tech Agronomy Department in 1966 as an Extension Forage Specialist. In 1979, he was the driving force behind the formation of the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council which has grown to become a major voice for the forage and livestock industries in Virginia.
Harlan was a recipient of many state and national awards recognizing his educational programs directed at improving the well-being of forage producers and their support industries. His work was always a cooperative effort partnering with individuals interested in improving forage production and utilization. His dedication to service and education was recognized by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council (VFGC) when he was awarded the Medallion Award. His dedication to the forage industry continued throughout his retirement years by serving as both treasurer and advisor to the VFGC.
The Virginia Forage and Grassland Council is accepting funds from corporate and individual donors that wish to honor Dr. White. The goal is to establish a permanent endowment to provide scholarships to support Virginia forage education and research. VFGC has an ambitious plan to raise $50,000 by 2013, and $500,000 by 2015. The fund will be managed and administered by the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council Board of Directors. All funds will be audited on an annual basis and shall be dedicated to the sole purpose of the Scholarship Fund.
We are asking for your financial support in this endeavor and welcome all donations in any amount. The following categories will be recognized.
Platinum Medallion, $10,000 or more;
Gold Medallion, $1,000 – 10,000;
Silver Medallion, $500 – $1000;
Bronze Medallion, $100 – $500;
and Friends of the Fund, under $100.
Your contributions qualify as a charitable contribution because VFGC administers the Fund and is a 501 (c)(3) organization.