Ramsey Family/Blue and Gold Sausage Fund

Ramsey Family/Blue and Gold Sausage Fund

As an agricultural education teacher in Jones, Oklahoma, during the 1960's, Don Ramsey was frequently faced with the responsibility of raising money for his FFA chapter. To fund their ongoing projects, Mr. Ramsey began processing pigs raised by his FFA members and making breakfast sausage for the students to sell.

As the popularity of this fundraiser grew, so did the number of groups wanting to participate. A few years later, Don and his wife, Williadean, took a leap of faith when Don decided to quit teaching and sell sausage full time. Today, the family-owned Blue & Gold Sausage company continues to provide fundraising opportunities for FFA chapters, bands, youth groups and nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma and the surrounding area.

Ones to always give back, the couple made their first gift to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in 1979. They went on to establish an endowment for the Oklahoma FFA Foundation, a scholarship fund and an advised fund, through which they and their sons Greg and Brett continue to support various causes including agricultural education programs and the Dale Rogers Training Center.

Read more:
2007 - Encouraging Students Through an Advised Fund
2008 - Encouraging Agricultural Education
2010 - Agricultural education benefits from Oklahoma City Community Foundation endowment

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