Fund Story

The Rumely/Allis-Chalmers La Porte Heritage Center has a goal of building a museum to preserve the history of the Rumely and Allis-Chalmers companies’ important, innovative and iconic machinery and their contributions to agriculture, the people who used them, and the world.

They teamed up with the Unity Foundation of La Porte County, the community foundation that serves the county that was home to both companies. Funds were established in the Unity Foundation to accept gifts of cash and marketable securities, which are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The funds will be used to build the center and to maintain it into the future.

  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 3.5% per transaction. When donating online, we invite you to select the option to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment from a bank account, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or
  • If you prefer to donate by check, our mailing address is 422 Franklin St, Suite C, Michigan City, IN 46360. Please include the fund name(s) you wish to donate to in the memo line.