RCI Foundation Giving Tuesday a Success

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December 10, 2019

The RCI Foundation (soon to be RCI-IIBEC Foundation) got a very special year-end gift from its members on this year’s Giving Tuesday: $23,675 in donations for our student scholarship funds. Our goal was $20,000, but thanks to IIBEC members and the industry, we were able to surpass it! All gifts on Giving Tuesday were made in support of the Robert W. Lyons and Lewis W. Newlan educational scholarships and the IIBEC Convention Student Participation Fund.

Highlights included videos from students, donors, and Foundation Board members; juggling by Senior Director of Membership and Registrations Alec Jeffries; pies in the face of numerous staff members, including IIBEC Executive Vice President and CEO Brian Pallasch, Manager of Region & Chapter Relations Tara Cottle, and Director of Educational Services Jennifer Roller; and Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner having his head shaved.

Be sure to check out all the fun on the IIBEC YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCioghQmmVxMIjn6rgLh3j0A

Special thanks go out to the following donors:

Marc and Lydia Allaire
John Aleksic
Kris Ammerman
Tim Barrett and the Barrett Company
Peter Bauck
Scott Bitterli and the Ivy Group Consultants
Mike and Nancy Blanchette
Kurt Brown
Carlisle Construction Materials
Bob and Linda Card
Jason Cottle
Cindy Chadwell
Jordan Crump
Albert Duwyn and IRC Building Sciences Group
Josh Edwards
Mike Fell and Building Engineering Consultants
Mike Gardner and CMW Roof Consulting
Rick Gardner
Bruce Hall
Dave and Carol Hawn
Jennifer Hogan
Kimberly Howard
Tina Hughes
Darbi Krumpos
Julie McDonald
Morrison Hershfield
Brian Pallasch
Julie Palmer
Karen Purcell
Tony Poletto and A Poletto & Associates
David Rash
Perry Safran
Steve Sharp and Sharp Roofing Associates
Ted Sheridan and Fishburn & Sheridan
Katey Springle Lempka
Martha Swanson
Mike Violette and Violette Engineering
Lionel van der Walt and PayCargo
Rick Wagner
Chip Ward and AP Ward Consulting
Bill Waterston
Connie Weiss
Mark Westbrook
Brian Whelan

The Foundation continues to accept gifts in support of these student scholarship funds as well as the General Fund for Research and Education. For tax and accounting purposes, December 31, 2019 is the cut off for 2019 gifts. Here is the link for online donations: http://www.rcifoundation.org/donate.aspx.

For more information about other opportunities, contact Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner at rgardner@iibec.org or 919-859-0742.