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Manufactured Housing Institute Head to Keynote RV/MH Induction

July 10th, 2013 Comments off

Dick Jennison, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), will be keynote speaker at the annual RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner for the Class of 2013 Aug. 5 in Elkhart, Ind. With a background in advocacy and management, Jennison was chosen to lead MHI in Feb. 2012, as MHProNews learns from rvbusiness. Earlier in the day, the 2013 Annual Golf Classic fundraiser will tee off beginning at 7 AM at the Bent Oak Golf Club in Elkhart.

(Photo credit: rvbusiness–Dick Jennison)

How Much for Lunch? Millions!

June 4th, 2013 Comments off

For the 14th consecutive year Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is auctioning off a power lunch for eight on E-bay, his annual anti-poverty fundraiser that fuels the San Francisco charity GLIDE. The non-profit provides some 800,000 meals each year to the hungry, and has received $15 million since the auction began in 2000. CNNMoney tells MHProNews an anonymous donor last year won the bid for nearly $3.5 million. Bidding began Sunday evening June 2 at $25,000 and reached $130,000 by Monday morning. One of the world’s wealthiest and most generous men, Buffett intends to give away the bulk of his wealth, much of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has pledges from over 100 billionaires around the world to leave half of their net worth to charity. Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company of Clayton Homes, North America’s largest producer of manufactured homes.

(Photo credit: Clayton Homes)

Fundraiser for Rep. Hensarling Slated

May 14th, 2013 Comments off

Caitlin Nauert of the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) tells MHProNews the TMHA board members raised $16,000 towards a fundraiser it is co-hosting with the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) for Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX). As Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Hensarling oversees the mortgage industry, and has long been a strong advocate of private versus public. Noting new capital will not come into the market as long as FHA is offering 3.5 down on loans to people with low scores, he says it is difficult to compete with Uncle Sam, who has the ability to print money. TMHA has another $7,000 it has raised for Rep. Hensarling’s campaign that will be presented at the May 29 fundraiser.

(Photo credit: financialservices.house.gov–Rep. Jeb Hensarling)

Fundraiser for Residents Forced to Move

April 8th, 2013 Comments off

Updating a story MHProNews covered Sept. 5, 2012 regarding the closing of two MHCs in State College, Penn., a graduate of Penn State University and fellow church congregant with residents of the communities is sponsoring a benefit to assist those displaced by the closings. Musician Pat Elliott has organized the fund-raiser with the help of fellow musicians to be held at Park Forest Village United Methodist Church, to help those from Hilltop Mobile Home Park and Penn State Mobile Home Park, according to statecollege.com. The benefit will include an auction of donated items and a bake sale with all proceeds going to the Displaced Persons Fund, created by Interfaith Human Services, Inc.

(Photo credit: centredailynews/Abby Drey)