FUN donates to ANA building fund

January 12, 2001 By ekr

FUN donates to ANA building fund

Florida United Numismatists (FUN) has donated $10,000 to the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) building fund drive.

FUN officials presented ANA President H. Robert Campbell with a $5,000 check at the opening ceremonies for organization’s convention in Orlando on January 4-7. They then announced another $5,000 donation would be made in memory of former ANA Vice President Helen Carmody-Lebo, who died in a fire on January 3.

“We originally planned to give $5,000 to the ANA building fund drive at the first of the year to help give this project momentum and to spur other clubs to also make contributions,” says Bill Hancock, who stepped down as FUN president on January 7. “When we heard of Helen’s death, we considered establishing a memorial fund in her name, but then thought it would be better to make another donation to the ANA’s building fund in her name as a lasting legacy.”

Carmody served on the ANA Board of Governors from 1993 to August 2000 when she stepped down for health reasons.

ANA Executive Director Edward C. Rochette says, “We are doubly honored by FUN’s generous donation to the building fund (ANA Target 2001) and the one FUN made in Helen’s name. She was a dedicated servant to the ANA and the numismatic hobby, and she will be remembered always here.”

When finished in the summer of 2001, the remodeled ANA Money Museum and Library will stimulate visitors’ interest in numismatics with intriguing windows on the worlds of history, art, geography, religion, economics, sociology and architecture. In addition, the ANA web site ( will feature virtual exhibits based on the ever-changing displays in the museum.

As donors at the Platinum Level ($10,000 and more), the FUN organization will receive two VIP numismatic tours guided by ANA Executive Director and raconteur Edward C. Rochette; designation as “honorary general chairman” of an ANA convention of the donor’s choice; two tickets to the gala black-tie dinner and silent auction of special numismatic material; recognition on the donor wall in the remodeled entry plaza; a donor plaque; an “early entry” pass to the next three years of ANA convention bourses; two limited-issue ANA commemorative silver medals; recognition in The Numismatist; and a banner ad on the ANA donor web page.

Other donation/pledge levels and premiums for ANA Target 2001 include:
  • • Gold ($5,000+ ) – two tickets to the gala dinner and auction; recognition on the donor wall; a recognition plaque; an early entry pass to the next two years of ANA convention bourses; two commemorative medals; recognition in The Numismatist; and a link on the ANA donor web page. (Additional tickets to the gala dinner can be obtained for each additional donation of $2,500 made at the “Gold Level” and above.)
  • • Silver ($1,000+ ) – recognition on the donor wall; an early entry pass to the next year’s ANA convention bourses; one commemorative medal; and recognition in The Numismatist and on the donor web page.
  • • Bronze ($500+ ) – recognition on the donor wall; one commemorative medal; and recognition in The Numismatist and on the donor web page.
  • • Copper ($25+ ) – recognition in The Numismatist and on the donor web page.

To make a donation, contact the American Numismatic Association, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279; telephone 719/632-2646; fax 719/634-4085; E-mail

For more information about ANA Target 2001, contact ANA Governor Barry Stuppler at 5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd., #330, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; fax 818/594-8599; or E-mail

Originally Release Date: January 12, 2001
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872
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