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Community Award

2015 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
NIADA/
MANHEIM NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Independent dealerships across the nation contribute everyday to their communities.  Manheim and the NIADA believe in community involvement and want to recognize those dealerships that selflessly give back within their communities.  Dealerships contribute in many ways, through special projects, through sponsorships, financial contributions, or by leading innovative community improvement activities. This award was created to honor those independent dealerships. Nominees must be members in good standing of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and nominations may be made by the dealership, a community business or organization, the state independent automobile dealers association, a community member or even a loyal customer.  Three finalists will be selected and the winning dealership will be named on June 24 at the Leadership Awards Banquet during the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Manheim representatives will present the award along with a $5000 check made payable to the dealership’s chosen charity,
which must be classified as a
charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


All nominations, along with the required nomination packet contents are due by APRIL 1, 2015.  Click here to download the 2015 Nomination Form and for instructions for what to include in the nomination packet.


PAST  COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS AND CHECK PRESENTATIONS

 
 Eric Freeman, representing 2013 winner Freeman Motors in Portland, Or, accepted a $5,000 check from Manheim to his local charity Bridge Meadows. Bridge Meadows develops and sustains intergenerational neighborhoods for adoptive families of foster children to promote permanency, community and caring relationships, while offering safety and meaningful purpose in the daily lives of older adults.


  

Ron and Debbie Rigdon of 2012 winner Ron's Auto Sales in Lawrenceville, GA,  received a $5,000 check from Manheim to KidStuff, the charity designated by the dealership to receive the donation. KidStuff is a Georgia-based international organization that “exists for the passion and purpose of bringing love and laughter into the lives of children whose young lives have been affected by strife, poverty or disease.”




PAST 2011 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER INTERVIEW



The 2011 NIADA/Manheim Community Service Award was awarded to Chacon Autos of Dallas, Texas in recognition of its longtime support of Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School. Chacon Autos presented the $5,000 donation to an audience of students, teachers and administrators during a ceremony at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.