Jayco Inc. advanced its giving to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center this month, adding $5,000 to its lifetime giving, for a total of $23,500.

“For the RV Industry to continue to grow and prosper, education and training in all segments and all levels is necessary,” said Jayco President and CEO Derald Bontrager in a press release. “The Mike Molino RV Learning Center provides dealers that opportunity.”

The gift puts Jayco in the top position for the Champion level of donor, which is the second highest category for gifts.

The RV Learning Center kicked off its fiscal year 2015 fundraising drive at the recent RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, the largest education event of the year for dealers and their staff. Donations fund the Learning Center’s many educational programs including the launch of the Society of Certified RV Professionals during the convention/expo. The mission of the society is to promote the value of education and certification for our industry and reward certified professionals and industry supporters.

“I am proud to be in an industry where dealers and manufacturers recognize that we’re all on the same team when it comes to supporting and nurturing education,” said RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center in Ohio. “Jayco’s recent gift and continued giving are a great testament to Jayco’s corporate values.”

The RV Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, live workshops, online products, training, and certification programs for RV dealership personnel.

For more information on the Foundation’s RV Learning Center, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com, send an e-mail to [email protected], or send a fax to (703) 359-0152. The RV Learning Center is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.