The RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum (Hall) announced that during June it received an additional $6,800 in donations toward its fundraiser goal to raise $100,000 in donations to meet the Ingram family’s $100,000 Challenge.
That brings the total gifts received since the program began on May 1 to $62,740, according to Darryl Searer, president of the Hall.
The June contributions include $2,750 in Brick Program donations. Earlier the RV/MH Hall of Fame announced that anyone purchasing a brick in the Hall’s “Walk of Fame” Brick Program fundraiser before Aug. 31, 2012, the tax deductible donation will also qualify as a donation toward the Ingram family’s $100,000 Challenge Grant.
Searer said, “While we are pleased that contributions reached 63% of our goal as we pass the halfway point in this fundraiser, our challenge remains to raise the additional $37,260 before the deadline on Aug. 31.
“Even though contributions ranging from $5 to $2,500 continue to come in, we will need an “angel” or two who will follow the example of Marcus Lemonis (chairman of Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC) and Don Wallace (co-founder of Lazydays RV Super Center) who each donated $25,000.
“We hope those who have enjoyed a good life from the fruits of the RV/MH Industries will step up to support the Hall by making a substantial contribution toward the Ingram family’s generous $100,000 challenge grant,” Searer stated.
One hundred percent of the challenge grant contributions will go toward paying down the Hall’s bank loan at 1st Source Bank and all gifts are tax deductible.
For those who would like to make a contribution toward the Ingram family’s $100,000 challenge grant, the Hall has made it easy to contribute. Contributions can be made through the Hall’s secure website, www.rvmhhalloffame.org, or by mail, phone or fax. If paying by check or money order, make payable to the RV/MH Hall of Fame, Ingram Challenge RV/MH Hall of Fame, 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart IN 46514.