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The RCI Foundation's mission is simple, to support research, education, and the dissemination of information for issues important to the building envelope industry. With your help, we can make a difference for the industry, its professionals, students and the world at large. Thank you for visiting!

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Help Support the Choctaw Academy Initiative
Join the RCI Foundation and RCI Inc. in supporting the renovation of the Choctaw Academy. Help us reach our goal of raising $400,000 to meet the needs of this historically significant project.

Foundations Auction A Success!
The 2019 RCI Foundations' Annual Fundraiser at the Orlando Convention and Trade Show was an overwhelming success.The event themed, Get Your Green On! was another successful fundraiser for both the US and Canadian foundations with silent, live, mystery items, tricky tray and two 50/50 drawings. With over 400 people in attendance, donations and sales for the live and silent auction reaching $72,035. Together with gifts received from the chapters earlier in the convention, the monies raised for the Foundations was over $112,000.

Highlights of the auction included: Jim Fell and Matt Walder both winning 50/50 drawings and donating a portion of their winnings back to the Foundations; tricky tray winners included: Bill Rogers ($250 Amazon gift card donated by the Metro NY Chapter), Cindy Chadwell ($250 Sherwin-Williams gift card donated by Sherwin-Williams), and Tim Thomas ($250 Home Depot gift card donated by OMG). Three mystery items were sprinkled throughout the silent auction sections. Items were a coffee machine and Irish whiskey donated by Helene and Riley Pierce and won by Mike Schwent; a bottle of Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon donated by Mike Williams and won by Al Nunnikhoven; and a Rotek industrial endoscope donated by Trident Construction and won by Richard Smith.

Highlights of the live auction included lively bidding for Patsy Hale’s handmade Ragged Ann and Andy dolls, won by Ron Vollmer; the Lizard Lounge T-shirt quilt donated by Carol and David Hawn and won by Peter Hicks of Siplast; the 9 days and 8 nights on Cape Cod donated by Peter and Nancy Brooks and won by Scott Snyder; the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour (Elton John) package donated by Soprema and won by Zen Szewczyk and Bill Conley; and the Indianapolis 500 Firestone Extravaganza package won by Albert Duwyn.

During the live auction, Stephenie Williams spoke about her experience in Houston last year as a student attendee and how she now is working for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates. In a “Call to Heart” donations were then collected for the RCI Convention Student Participation Fund. Many thanks to our donors who responded, including Aaron Nelson, Steve and Maureen Wadding, Tim and Sandra Kersey, Joe and Patsy Hale, Melanie and Neal Johnson, and Doug Coddington.

A very special thank you goes to all the volunteers that assisted in some way with the auction: Marie Rossiter, Mercy Hankins, Debbie Liscum, Sharon Cook, Laura Levaque, Peggy Gardiner, Brenda Ward, Lisa Darling, Linda Korte, Joe and Patsy Hale, Diane Irvine, Dave Liebal, Linda Bieber, Elaine Broussard, Linda Card, Kitty Clark, Valerie Cogan, Annette Johnson, Eileen Murphy, Dawn Nunnikhoven, Garen Ripley, Denise Roberts, Gina Schaack, Irene Schaeffer, Jessica Schuchmann, Lois Tamburrini, Libby Teitsma,  Peggy Violette, Erika Watts, Vicki Elsdon, and Mary Beth Duwyn. Thanks also to Carol Hawn for helping organize the volunteers for the night’s activities.

Finally, thank you to our auctioneer, Frank Trunzo, as well as the staff of IIBEC who helped plan and facilitate the event, especially Karen McElroy.

 Funding Awarded to Roof Technical Services, Inc.
Funding Awarded to the University of Texas at Austin

How Would You Like to Help?

The RCI Foundation has implemented a focused effort on various initiatives within our organization.  We want to give you, our wonderful donors, the opportunity to choose to earmark your pledges and donations in the areas that matter most to you!
As such, we are garnering focus on five separate initiatives, each encompassing a different area supporting our industry.  Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with what the RCI Foundation is doing!