Letter from LRF President Kathleen Minser:
Livermore Rodeo Foundation (LRF) has been very active since established
in late 2008 as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the goal of
giving back to the community and keeping the spirit, heritage, and
tradition of agriculture, ranching and rodeo alive. The Livermore
Stockmen’s Rodeo Association (LSRA) will celebrate its 100th Rodeo this
year. In the midst of World War I, the Rodeo was initially formed to
raise money to support the efforts of the Red Cross in helping soldiers
and veterans. As the foundation was created it was easy to follow the
same desire, and continue to remind people of how it all really began.
The determination and hard work of LSRA and LRF has created a unique
partnership that is committed to encouraging and helping keep the sport
of rodeo here in the Livermore community. LRF has held an annual Dinner
Fundraiser in conjunction with the Rodeo Queen Contest with remarkable
success. Along with other fundraising efforts, LRF has granted over $100,000
to our local Livermore Community. We support programs such as the
Livermore Future Farmers of America, Livermore Junior Rodeo, Livermore
High School Agriculture Program, LARPD, and Valley Care Ryan Comer
Breast Cancer Library.
stay committed to our mission statement and I am very proud to report
that last year we were able to grant out $11,000 in further education
scholarships. We are honored to assist students in their studies for
degrees in agriculture, veterinarian, and viticulture. I am very proud
of the LRF Board of Directors, the partnership with LSRA, and the
support we have from the community.
are all about family, community, and charity and we choose to develop
events that uphold the values that we believe are shared by you and our
supporters. Partnering with LSRA, we are committed to seeing that the
community is bettered by our presence. Just as the rodeo grew from a
hard-working lifestyle, we want our community to reap the benefits of
their hard-working heritage.
the Rodeo, we will be selling, our signature themed “Give Cancer
The Boot," “Spur The Cure,” and “Rope The Cure” rodeo pins, raffle
tickets for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind commemorative belt buckle or
by popular demand, I am extremely proud to announce that we will again
host the Miss Livermore Rodeo Princesses and the Rodeo After Party.
year we are hosting the 5th Annual Cowgirl Luncheon an event where all
the Cowgirls are served a great lunch by the Cowboys!
President of the Livermore Rodeo Foundation, I manage this foundation
with integrity and forethought, and my belief is, success is not
measured only by the money we raise, but instilling in others the
passion for the preservation of America’s Western Heritage, and carrying
on the Rodeo tradition to be handed down to the many generations to
of the efforts of our Rodeo organizations it is my avid hope to benefit
local charities; showcase the products and services of our vendors,
sponsors and members; and provide economic growth and development to the
community by spotlighting them with exposure; and most importantly, to
create a lifetime partnership.
I warmly invite you and your family to attend one of our events and judge for yourself!
Livermore Rodeo Foundation
Livermore Rodeo Foundation Mission Statement
“The Livermore Rodeo Foundation was
established in 2008 as a not for profit California corporation to
solicit and receive gifts and contributions for and on behalf of the
Tri-Valley Area, with emphasis on agriculture and education activities.
A Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, solicits funds
form a variety of sources for the benefit of Tri-Valley individuals,
families, and organizations in crisis. Theses funds are used for
educational grants, educational scholarships, supporting local health
organizations and charitable groups to ensure enhancements to the
community. The mission of LRF is, make a difference in the lives of
individuals, families and organizations through community donation and
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