Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society Endowed Fund

Fund Purpose:
To support the Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society

Fund Story:

The Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society was founded in 2015 to preserve Indiana’s rich motorcycle history. Sharing stories such as Lawrence Ray Weishaar, the driver of Harley-Davidson’s “Wrecking Crew” who was gifted the small pig that became the team’s mascot from a local farmer earning Marion, Ind. the notable name: “Home of the Hog” is one way we ignite people’s interest in the Marion’s heritage in the Hog Hall of Fame and inspire them to look deeper into our state’s motorcycle legends.

The Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society (IMPS) stands as a beacon of this vibrant legacy, dedicated to safeguarding our past while revving up for the future. Our mission is simple yet profound: to preserve, protect, and promote the heritage of motorcycles in the State of Indiana.

As we reflect on our journey, we recognize the need for sustainable support to continue our vital work. That’s why we’re thrilled to establish our designated endowed fund, a dedicated initiative aimed at fueling our efforts for generations to come.

Through the IMPS Endowed Fund, we seek to:

🔧 Restore and maintain historic motorcycles, ensuring they remain in pristine condition for future generations to enjoy.
🎓 Educate and inspire the community about the rich history and cultural significance of motorcycles through engaging programs and events.
🛠️ Support ongoing research and documentation efforts to preserve the stories and memories of local riders and their iconic machines.
💡 Innovate and adapt to the evolving landscape of motorcycle culture, embracing new technologies and initiatives to keep our heritage alive and thriving.

But we can’t do it alone. We invite you to join us on this exhilarating journey as we race toward a future where our motorcycle legacy continues to shine bright. Whether you’re a passionate rider, a dedicated enthusiast, or simply someone who cherishes the unique spirit of our culture, your support can make a world of difference.

Together, let’s keep the wheels turning, the engines roaring, and the memories alive. Join us in preserving the motorcycle legacy of Grant County and beyond for generations to come!

Fund Impact:
Indiana Motorcycle Preservation Society

Fund Page Details:
Donating to this fund will increase the charitable impact of its fund purpose and grantmaking abilities. Clicking “Give Online” above will allow you to make a charitable gift to this fund held at the Community Foundation of Grant County. Want to give using cash or check? Download this Printable Giving Form and mail it with your gift (please hand deliver cash donations to the office during normal business hours). Don’t forget…gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance, estate plans, etc. are also encouraged. You’re gift, combined with many other generous donations, significantly increases local grantmaking!

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Shelly Jones

Development Director