https://www.denverpostcommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/10/legacy.jpg 237 365 sschafer https://www.denverpostcommunity.com//wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/dpcHeaderLogo-300x96.gif sschafer2016-10-27 17:17:562016-10-27 17:17:563rd Annual Singleton Legacy Grant Awarded to Colorado FFA Foundation
$50,000 grant will support Supervised Agricultural Innovation Grant program
The Denver Post Community Foundation presented its 3rd Annual Dean Singleton Legacy Grant to the Colorado FFA Foundation on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. This year’s grant will assist FFA students to start or enhance an enterprise through a supervised and mentored program. By providing grants to students, they can explore areas of agriculture of interest to them as well as look at innovative projects and practices or niche markets. Students will apply in the fall for scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 and if selected, will work with their agricultural education instructor as well as community mentor to develop and grow their project.
“The Colorado FFA Foundation is near and dear to my heart. I am so proud that The Denver Post Community Foundation is able to support the Supervised Agricultural Innovation Grant program this year,” said Dean Singleton, the Legacy Grant namesake. “The work being done by FFA students is so important to our community and this grant will help encourage new and improved ideas. I was honored to be an FFA member in my younger days and encourage all current and future student members to be proud of the values represented by wearing the blue jacket. I know I am, 50 years later.”
“This grant will be transformational for many students and FFA Chapters across the state. It will provide the needed funding to help students gain experience in innovative entrepreneurship experiences,” said Don Thorn, Executive Director of Colorado FFA Foundation. “This is just what we needed to get this program off the ground. Many thanks to The Denver Post Community Foundation and Dean Singleton for providing us this opportunity.”
The Dean Singleton Legacy Grant is named after William Dean Singleton, who built the nation’s second-largest newspaper company. Dean retired as chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., owner of The Denver Post and sits on the Board of Directors for The Denver Post Community Foundation.