AutoLenders announced its partnership with Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley. The special honor comes following AutoLenders’ $10,000 donation to support a child’s wish in observance of April’s Distracted Drivers Month, which highlights how active community support plays a role in the safety of the youth.
In recognition of the sponsorship, AutoLenders hosted Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley’s president and chief executive officer, Jennifer Davis, for a touching commemoration at its newest showroom in Exton, PA on Thursday, May 12. The event was complete with opening remarks from Brad Wimmer, president of AutoLenders; a donation presentation to Make-A-Wish; a short speech from Davis; and an exclusive meet and greet with Wimmer, Davis and other AutoLenders leaders who attended the ceremony.
“Since our inception in 1979, community, stewardship, philanthropy and transparency have guided AutoLenders’ success,” said Wimmer. “As our brand has evolved, so has our commitment to making our neighbors feel safe, as both drivers behind the wheel and members of our communities. We are honored to work alongside Make-A-Wish, an organization that embodies this mission and champions what it means to create strength, hope and transformation in communities nationwide.”
Independent and family-owned for more than 40 years, AutoLenders is constantly seeking ways to support the communities and families across its East Coast footprint, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. The first-of-its-kind partnership for the automotive industry leader marks just one of the ways AutoLenders continues to showcase its dedication to being an active and involved member of its communities.
“The Make-A-Wish wish journey provides children with more than a momentary gift. It provides them with hope,” said Davis. “Wish Heroes help make future wishes possible, which is why we are thrilled to have AutoLenders’ support. AutoLenders’ generous donation helps ensure that local wishes are granted to the over 400 children waiting.”
Make-A-Wish defines Wishes Heroes as those committed to raising $1,000 or more during the campaign. With a campaign goal of $175,000, the Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley campaign went on to raise nearly $200,000. AutoLenders was recognized as one of the generous Wish Heroes sponsors.