NILE Foundation

The NILE Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the future of growing, strengthening, and protecting our agricultural industry and heritage. This group’s mission is to support the NILE’s efforts, and all money raised is allotted to NILE Agricultural Youth Programs.

The Foundation gives back by awarding cash scholarships to graduating high school seniors, students already enrolled in college, as well as interns that are essential help during the week of the stock show and rodeo. Our live animal scholarships are given through the NILE Merit Heifer Program—an opportunity for youth to learn hands-on about the cattle business. At the successful completion of the program, heifer recipients get to keep their bred heifer to start their own herd. Learn more about the various NILE Youth Programs below.

Stetsons & Stilettos

The main fundraiser for the NILE Foundation is an evening of dinner, drinks, entertainment and auctions. Proceeds from table sales, silent auction, live auction, and games goes toward NILE Foundation funds. These funds support various NILE Youth Programs, with emphasis on the scholarship fund.

The 2023 Stetsons & Stilettos will take place Friday, May 5 at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center. Learn more about the event below.

NILE Foundation Board of Directors

Denver Gilbert


Scott Johnson

Bryan Anderson

Vice President

Brad Kraft

Janel Keenan


Jared Murnin

Tierani Brusett

Andy Parker

Trei Danielson

Andrea Spickard