GIFTS TO THE COMMUNITY
The Association and its members have a strong commitment to the communities they serve. Many of our area dealerships are family owned businesses, passed on from generation to generation. Others are part of large multinational corporations that instinctively understand the importance and benefits of good corporate citizenship.
So whether it’s donating vehicles to help the fund raising efforts of local hospitals and colleges, greater New York’s dealerships have a proud tradition of dedicated community service at the local, state and national levels. Here are some recent examples of the extraordinary philanthropic work of the Association and its members:
RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AUTOMOTIVE EDUCATION
GNYADA's Annual Golf Outing, the Manufacturers Challenge Cup, raises money to support scholarships for students who wish to pursue careers in the automotive industry. The event is an annual sell-out, with all sectors of the industry coming together for a day of camaraderie, friendly competition, gourmet dining, and exciting prizes. The 2011 Manufacturers Challenge Cup will be held on June 27 at Old Westbury Golf and Country Club.
HELP FOR HAITI
GNYADA Dealers respond to crisis situations in their communities and around the world. The earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince Haiti is a tragic disaster of historic, global proportions. Three million people have been impacted. GNYADA Dealers gave generously to relief efforts through the Red Cross and the Association matched donations and presented the Red Cross with a $75,000 check to support relief efforts.
CARS, CULTURE AND THE CITY
To mark its 100th anniversary in 2010, GNYADA sponsored a major exhibit on New York's relationship with the car at the Museum of the City of New York.
BREATHING LIFE INTO THE COMMUNITY
In association with the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, GNYADA arranges for donations of CPR training mannequins throughout the New York area. Every year, our dealers donate mannequins to area hospitals and fire departments.
SPREADING THE SAFETY MESSAGE
Promoting road safety is an important part of GNYADA’s work. The Association’s annual support and sponsorship of the New York City Department of Transport Traffic Safety Calendar is one of our favorites. The Traffic Safety Calendar is the product of a public-private partnership between the NYC Department of Transportation and the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, with support from Traffic Safety of New York City, Inc.