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Cattle veterinarian, artist, and gallery owner of Cow Art and More, Dr. Kathy Swift donates a portion of sales of her new jewelry charm for the National Holstein Women’s Scholarship Organization (NHWSO) at 2011 National Holstein Association Convention held in Richmond, Virginia, last month.
Swift is personally interested in assisting the NHWSO since she was a recipient of the association’s scholarship in 1990.She grew up in Virginia on her family’s registered Holstein farm and as a teenager, earned a Distinguished Junior Holstein Member Finalist award.
Ida Ruby, president of NHWSO, contacted Swift for assistance in fundraising for their scholarship fund. Swift has been supportive in the past, donating jewelry and gift certificates to the NHWSO silent auction, held annually at the Holstein convention. Swift agreed to donate a portion of the sales on the much anticipated new charm, a milk bottle, which debuted at this year’s convention.
Ruby said “Kathy's contribution of the charm and future sales of the charm made our 2011 silent auction a HUGE success. This is our main fundraiser. This year we had 20 applicants apply for our scholarship. We were able to award six $1,500 scholarships! Thanks to Kathy and Cow Art and More.”
In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds of all charm sales, Swift donated the first charm off the production line, which sold for $290 in the silent auction.It was initialed by Swift and came with a letter of authenticity. “Normally, I keep the first one off the line for myself, but I knew it would be special to include it in the NHWSO silent auction,” states Swift.“I am very happy with the money it helped to raise.”
Swift’s avid fan base will now have the chance to purchase the milk bottle charm online or by phone.In addition, fans have the ability to sign up for email notifications on newly added hand-picked selections, tips on art care, and trends for this summer from Swift personally.
Swift adds, “I believe strongly in helping the next generation along with their many endeavors. I know, without a doubt, that I wouldn't be where I am today without the same help."
About Dr. Kathy Swift and Cow Art and More
Cow Art and More is the art gallery where “art and agriculture meet.” The gallery website includes handpicked art selections from more than 25 artists including ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, glass and much more. Cow Art and More insists on providing personalized customer service including timely order shipment and a money back guarantee.
Dr. Swift obtained her Dairy Science degree from Virginia Tech and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University. She currently practices in Florida.In addition to her art and veterinary careers, she focuses on her job as mother to three young children. For more information on Swift and her art, visit the Cow Art and More About Us page.