June 9, 2009
Montana Donors Challenge Elk Foundation
MISSOULA, Mont.—A Montana couple has challenged the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to raise an extra $500,000 for its habitat work. As an incentive, the couple has also offered to match those additional funds.
“In this economy, investors don’t get many chances to double their money, but here’s an opportunity,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO.
Allen accepted the challenge gift from Rick and Penney Oncken of Missoula, Mont.
“The Onckens are great supporters of the Elk Foundation and they believe our mission is too important to risk a slowdown due to the recession. Their generosity is a chance for a combined extra $1 million worth of conservation in elk country. We intend to make the most of it,” said Allen.
Contributions, in any amount, over and above the RMEF 2009-10 budget for gifts will be matched through the Onckens’ $500,000 challenge. For details, call 800-CALL ELK.