California-based Pan Pacific RV Centers Inc. has upped its lifetime pledge to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center to $41,500. According to a press release, the recent renaming of the Learning Center provided the kickoff for the annual fundraising campaign to benefit education for RV dealers and staff.
“Jim Shields of Pan Pacific was just honored with the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) highest award for service to the organization and the industry, so I don’t think anyone is surprised by this level of commitment. Jim has not just given of his time and talent over the years to improve our industry, he’s taken out the checkbook, too,” said Learning Center Chair Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center in Hartville, Ohio. “This isn’t just about all the zeroes at the end of the lifetime contribution, it’s more about the value of continuing to give over time because education is a need that never goes away. Pan Pacific RV Centers is on our list of ‘Legacy Donors’ who first made dealership education a priority, and they’re also on the list of current donors, continuing to make a difference in our industry.”
Shields noted, “Education continues to be the single most important thing we as dealers can offer to our employees, that in the end benefits our customers, our dealerships and our industry. The Mike Molino education foundation is the best investment you can make in your future as a dealer.”
Names of other recent contributors are listed on the RV Learning Center’s website. Donations to the RV Learning Center fund programs including webinars on current topics, training and certification for dealership staff, essential publications and learning guides, and the convention/expo. Contributors can make online donations or use a printable form that accommodates customized pledges and scheduled donations as well as lump sum gifts.