Holy Trinity receives $2,500 donation
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
Private schools work hard to generate their own funding through things like tuition, grants and donations. However, in rural areas, those funds can be hard to come by. Billy Meissner, a farmer in Bell County, saw the financial need of Holy Trinity Catholic High School in his community, and recently designated $2,500 to the school through America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM.
Meissner chose Holy Trinity Catholic High School because he supports private schools.
"Hopefully this donation will allow more kids the opportunity to enroll in the private school, which offers an excellent education," Meissner said.
Through America's Farmers Grow Communities, in 1,245 eligible counties, farmers can win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organization. In a ceremony held January 31 at the school, Meissner presented Holy Trinity Catholic High School with its $2,500 donation.
"We are so thankful to the Monsanto Fund for supporting farmers and their communities," said Chris Mosmeyer, principal. "This contribution will help us increase awareness of our school in the community, specifically in the rural parts of Bell County. Our hope is to provide bus service to small towns to the east. This contribution will help us get the word out to people in that area."
The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3.1 million in local rural communities this year alone. In total, $180,000 will be donated to nonprofits in Texas.
Visit www.growcommunities.com to learn more about America's Farmers Grow Communities. This program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities, in order to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. To view all of the winners, visit www.growcommunities.com.
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.