Rod Ruppel of Webster City RV in Webster City, Iowa, pledged $5,000 to the RV Learning Center, according to a press release.
His donation fuels this year’s fundraising drive, Annual Campaign 2013, which commenced during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. The campaign runs through the end of the Learning Center’s fiscal year in June of 2013 and is aimed at continuing to fund innovative and cost-effective training, education and learning resources for dealership personnel.
The $5,000 pledge puts Webster City RV into the Champion level of donors to the RV Learning Center. That category, second only to Major Gifts, is designated for donors making gifts or cumulative pledges between $2,500 and $24,999.
“This generous pledge from Rod Ruppel is just more evidence of why Rod is such a valued member of our dealer body,” said RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center in Hartville, Ohio. “As an at-large member of the RVDA Board of Delegates, Rod is a leader in our organization, but he is also one of those far-sighted dealers who truly leads the way in our industry as well.”
“I strongly encourage other dealers to follow Rod’s lead,” said Pastore. “Make a donation. Pledge to give over time. When you do that, you are funding critical programs we rely on like the convention/expo, webinars on timely topics, publications that educate and inform our employees, and cost-effective training for everyone on a dealer’s staff. You are showing you believe in education and that’s a powerful example for your staff and for other dealers.”
For more information on the Foundation’s RV Learning Center, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or send a fax to (703) 359-0152.