Check presentation of $10,000 by the AgStar Fund for Rural America at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin.
The gift was part of this year’s “Paint the Town Pink” initiative that raised more than $189,000 for breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute. AgStar committed $5,000 toward the 3rd annual “Plunging for Pink” polar plunge and $5,000 toward the 2nd annual “Smashing Cancer” demolition derby – both PTTP events – earlier this year.
With this gift, the AgStar Fund for Rural America — the corporate-giving program of AgStar Financial Services – now has donated $50,000 since 2011 to support cancer research at The Hormel Institute.
In 2014, AgStar made a historic pledge to donate $10,000 annually to The Hormel Institute’s cancer research while requiring a matching gift each year in hopes of inspiring other organizations to do the same.