Are you a Champion? You'd better eat your Wheaties! On May 10, 2018, Ruthmere held the inaugural "Breakfast of Champions" at the historic YWCA in downtown Elkhart. The purpose--to introduce the community to Ruthmere's new support campaign Ruthmere Champions, and to demonstrate that Ruthmere both needs, and is worthy of the community's financial support.
Ruthmere Champions LIVE Results
17 Champions and counting!
2018 Program Support Pledges - $96,500.00
2018 Endowment Support Pledges - $60,000.00
2018 CFEC Endowment Match - $15,000.00
5-Year Total Champion Pledges+Match - $485,125.00
"Ruthmere Champion" is a special recognition designation for people and businesses who are committed to seeing Ruthmere Campus thrive now and forever. The threshold for being recognized as a Ruthmere Champion is a minimum qualifying gift commitment of $25,000 gifted over a 1-5 year period. The goal of the Champions campaign is to raise $200,000 annually in current program support for the years 2018-2022, and during that same time frame also build an additional $5 million in endowed funds at the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.
Qualifying Champion support comes in the forms of membership, Ruthmere Forever giving, Adopt a Pom, or program underwriting sponsorships. Ruthmere Champions are committed to making Ruthmere Campus facilities a permanently vibrant and financially sustainable piece of the Elkhart community.
To learn more about becoming a
Ruthmere Champion, contact Executive Director Bill Firstenberger at
574-264-0330 ext. 105, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.