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The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund Raises $4000 at the RILA Retail Asset Protection Conference

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) and Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) successfully partnered to raise money for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund The fundraiser culminated in a drawing for valuable prizes during RILA’s Retail Asset Protection Conference. This year’s event raised $4,000.00.

The LPBF, provides financial assistance to Loss Prevention professionals and their families in times of need. 100% of contributions go to the retail asset protection community.

“We are especially excited this year as we have applied for 501c3 status as a charitable organization. Opportunities like this, made possible through our partnership with RILA, will allow us to help even more families in the LP/AP community,” said Chris Duke LPC, chairman of the LPBF.

“Once again, RILA stepped up to support this industry initiative like they always do. It’s because of their foresight and support that the LPF is able to implement this program that helps those in their time of need”, said Gene Smith, LPC, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation.

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“RILA is honored to team up with LPF and stand with the industry in support of colleagues and their families,” said Lisa LaBruno, senior vice president retail operations at RILA. “LPF’s tireless efforts to raise funds enables us to show our compassion and generosity, and RILA embraces the opportunity to be a part of it,” said LaBruno.

The LPF would like to thank the following companies, organizations and individuals for supporting the 2016 RILA Asset Protection Conference LP Benevolent Fund Event.

The LPF would also like to give a special thanks to the entire RILA team who realized the importance of this charity and allowed the LPF to hold the fundraiser.

The following solution providers donated prizes for the raffle:

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2016 LPF RILA Raffle Donors




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Prize donations were also provided by the following retail supporters: Staples, Home Depot, Walmart, Macy’s, Container Store, Rite Aid.

Other donations came from the following individuals:

LPBF RILA Donations 2016







A special thanks to our volunteers: Chris Duke, LPC; Christina Kendall; Kevin McMenimen, LPC; Peter Owen, LPC; Brandi Priest, LPC.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund webpage.

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