The Hershey Company Gives $10,000 in Support of Dairy's Future - Cowsmo

The Hershey Company Gives $10,000 in Support of Dairy’s Future

The Hershey Company has donated $10,000 to the Center for Dairy Excellence  Foundation of Pennsylvania to support educational resources for Pennsylvania’s  dairy industry. Hershey’s contribution will go directly to support the Dairy  Leaders of Tomorrow platform, which funds a dairy business curriculum, dairy  tour and other resources for high school students.

“Milton Hershey chose  Central Pennsylvania as the location for his chocolate plant, in part, because  of the high-quality milk produced on local dairy farms,” said Frank Day, vice  president of global commodities for The Hershey Company, who also serves on the  Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation Board of Directors. “Hershey’s  contribution to the Center Foundation is just one way to say thanks to  Pennsylvania’s dairyland for being a valuable partner over the past 100  years.”

The Hershey Company continues to source fresh milk daily from  Pennsylvania dairy farms for its chocolate manufacturing plants located in  Hershey, Pa.

“We are proud of the partnership we have had  with The Hershey Company in Pennsylvania, and we are pleased that they are  demonstrating their support of dairy’s future through investing in the Center  Foundation,” said Paula Meabon, chairperson of Center Foundation’s board of  directors from Erie County.

The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of  Pennsylvania was established in 2011 as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization to  support educational initiatives that grow and sustain the Pennsylvania dairy  industry. The foundation provides the opportunity for individuals and  organizations to make tax-deductible contributions to support educational  initiatives within Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.

The Center Foundation  will invest in programs that grow the state’s vibrant dairy industry, today and  tomorrow. Individual and corporate donors can select to have their donations put  toward four unique funds within the foundation, including the Dairy Leaders  Platform, the Endowment Fund, the Dairy Scholarship Fund and the Dairy Programs  Reserve Fund. All contributions are tax-deductible.

More information  regarding the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, its core  objectives and how to contribute can be found online at or by contacting  the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or by emailing Emily Yeiser,  Dairy Initiatives Manager, at [email protected].


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