Montana Donors Challenge Elk Foundation

Montana Donors Challenge Elk Foundation

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Rocky Mountain 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.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.5 million acres—a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at or 800-CALL ELK.

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