The Professional Improvement Foundation (PIF) is a member-directed non-profit organization that provides funding, direction, and input for a wide variety of programs and activities that benefit AAEA members, and helps advance the agricultural communications profession.


Have you ever received a grant or stipend from PIF? Pay it forward for the next ag communicator and donate today!


To make a contribution by check, make your check out to the AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation and mail to:

AAEA Professional Improvement Foundation
PO Box 1444
LaGrange, GA 30241

Remember, because the Foundation is exempt from federal income taxation under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3), contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible. If your employer matches tax-deductible contributions, please submit your contribution through your employer. The Foundation’s tax identification number is 36-3540-723.

You can also contact the AAEA office to make a contribution, 706-407-2550.



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