RCI Continues Support Of Timeshare Industry With $50,000 USD Donation To The ARDA International Foundation
RCI presented the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) with a donation of $50,000 USD on Tuesday, April 14, during the 2015 ARDA World conference in Orlando, Florida.AIF is a nonprofit organization led by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) that aims to fulfill the research, education and fundraising needs of the fast-evolving vacation ownership industry.
“Education and research are valuable resources in understanding and advancing the timeshare industry,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “We believe in AIF’s goals and programs, which impact the success of vacation ownership businesses including our many RCI® affiliated resorts. We are proud to make this donation in support of AIF’s ongoing efforts.”
RCI presented the donation to the AIF at the opening General Session of ARDA World 2015. As the global leader in vacation exchange, RCI has been a long-time supporter of the AIF, and continuously encourages efforts that develop and promote the timeshare industry.
“Companies like RCI enable us to carry out our research, fundraising and education initiatives,” said Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president and CEO. “These efforts help our changing industry keep moving forward, and we give thanks to RCI for its support.”
Established in 1982 to fulfill the research needs of the industry, AIF has grown to provide a multitude of services to vacation ownership professionals. These initiatives include research studies, fundraising events, and professional certification and scholarship programs.