Contact Us


To find out more about the Angus Foundation, the programs it supports, or how to make a donation, please contact:

Angus Foundation

3201 Frederick Avenue

St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone 816-383-5100

Fax 816-233-9703


Professional Staff


Milford Jenkins

Milford H. Jenkins


Milford H. Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, started his tenure with Angus in May 2004. Before joining Angus, Milford was senior director of development at the Oklahoma State University Foundation where he began his professional fundraising career in early 1990 after serving as the executive director of the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council and teaching vocational agriculture at Prague, Okla. A former Oklahoma FFA state president and recipient of the American FFA Degree in 1984, Milford is no stranger to the agricultural industry and Angus breed as his family has been raising registered Angus cattle north of Shattuck, Okla., now more than 65 years. Milford attended Oklahoma State University where he received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in agricultural education. Milford and his wife Peggy have one daughter, Dallas, who also graduated from Oklahoma State University majoring in hotel and restaurant management.


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Chris Stephens

Chris Stephens

Assistant Director of Development

Chris Stephens, Angus Foundation Assistant Director of Development. Stephens received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University in 2002, and possesses a strong, professional skill set in leadership and fundraising in the beef cattle industry. Most recently, Stephens served as director of operations for EE Ranches Inc., in Dallas, Texas. In his position, Stephens managed a major ranching enterprise consisting of five ranches in four states.


Previously, Stephens also served as development officer for the College of Veterinary Medicine with the Kansas State University Foundation, where he assisted in securing high-level gifts of $10,000 to $1 million. Prior to that role, he also served as executive director of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America, where he developed and executed the organization’s $5 million scholarship endowment campaign; and as director of youth activities with the American Hereford Association.


“Chris will be a tremendous addition to our Angus Foundation team. His professional experiences in the purebred beef cattle industry, coupled with his successful fundraising record, will be invaluable in our organization’s efforts to even better meet the increasing education, youth and research needs of our Angus members,” said Milford Jenkins, president of the Angus Foundation. “He shares in our strategic vision for the Angus Foundation’s future, and he’ll play a crucial role in our charitable resource development activities and carrying out our mission.”


Stephens said he’s eager to join the Angus team.


“The Angus Foundation has a successful history in development and support of its mission to advance the Angus breed,” Stephens said. “I am excited about helping to implement new strategies for growth and support for the foundation and creating greater awareness for our mission: youth, education and research.”


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Kris Sticken

Kris Sticken

Administrative Assistant

Kris Sticken is the administrative assistant for the Angus Foundation. Her duties include handling correspondence, taking phone calls, filing and maintaining records, receiving and processing charitable gifts, maintaining the donor recognition list, and providing support for the scholarship program and other Angus Foundation programs. Kris also assists with updating the website, coordinating travel arrangements and compiling minutes for the Angus Foundation Board of Directors meetings. You will see Kris at many Angus events, including the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) and North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE), where she takes an active role in organizing activities such as merchandise sales, the annual golf tournament and the annual silent auction.


Kris has worked at the Association since June 1982 and has been with the Angus Foundation since the fall of 2005. She is a native of Rosendale, Mo., where she grew up on a farm that raised registered Angus cattle, hay and row crops. She currently lives in Bolckow, Mo., with her husband, Steve, and two children, Megan and Jacob.


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