The Lemonis Family Foundation has joined a growing list of supporters of the RV Learning Center with a $100,000 pledge to help begin a new era in RV dealership employee education, according to the national Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).
“I’m so grateful for how the RV industry manufacturers, vendors, and other industry folks accepted me into the industry,” said Marcus Lemonis, president of dealership alliance Holiday Holdings LLC. “I’ve learned so much over the last couple of years that I felt it was paramount to give back to the people who’ve helped me and to ensure, as it relates to education, that people get the opportunity to learn and have the resources they need to be more educated and be better retailers.
“I felt so grateful about what I’ve received that I felt obligated to give back to those who have helped me to grow in the industry,” he added.
Rick Horsey, of Parkview RV Center is Smyrna, Del., and chairman of the RVDA Education Foundation, said, “We owe special thanks to Marcus for his dedication and interest in RV dealer education. With this generous support, the RV Learning Center will be able to develop and extend dealership education opportunities further than ever.”  
Lemonis’ contribution is part of an ongoing campaign by the RVDA Education Foundation to support the RV Learning Center. Dealers and their business partners are asked to contribute to the center, which is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships; sharing proven methods and practices; and encouraging the highest professional standards for dealerships of all sizes.
RV Learning Center education programs will include distance learning, live workshops, online products, publications and certification 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) 591-0734.
The RVDA Education Foundation 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.