Tuttle-Click’s Tustin CJDR Donates to the Semper Fi Fund
Tuttle-Click Tustin is proud to donate to the Semper Fi Fund. Semper Fi has been serving veterans for 15 years now in spirit of “Semper Fi” – to remain “always faithful”. Our General Manager, Al Dimont, has presented the fund with a donation check in honor of the first HERO Jeep built to support the organization. Tuttle-Click Tustin Jeep of California partnered with the Semper Fi Fund to build a promotional, one of a kind 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Gunnery Sergeant Anthony Rios, an 18+ year Marine Corps veteran was part of the inspiration behind this Jeep HERO project. He participated in four combat deployments during his career before he was injured by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan. The Semper Fi Fund had an enormous impact on Gunny Rios’ life after he was wounded and he’s been an advocate ever since.
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TUSTIN AUTO CENTER PRESENTS A “BIG CHECK” TO TUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Tustin Auto Center board presented a “Big Check” to Tustin Public Schools Foundation President, Sujata Kamdar, to represent the proceeds from TAC’s annual school drive. During the month of October, each of the 11 dealerships donate $50 per new car sold to the TPSF. This year, $56,500 was the total amount but in the last three years, the average has been over $70,000. It’s a win-win for both the Tustin schools and the Tustin Auto Center!
Left to right: Bill Phelps-Tustin Lexus, Farough Dabiri-Tustin Mazda, Glenn Kashima-Tustin Toyota, Sujata Kamdar-TPSF, John Patterson-OC Auto Team, Preston Han-Nissan of Tustin, Al Dimont-Tuttle Click.
KIDS CAROLING 2018
The Blind Children’s Learning Center is one of Tustin Auto Center’s favorite local organizations. They have been the lead sponsor for the BCLC’s 5k walk-in may and donated a shuttle van. Last week, the kids walked to several dealerships to sing Christmas songs and spread some holiday cheer. It was heart-warming to see them perform in front of the employees and their customers. We wish the kids and their families a very Happy Holiday from all of us at Tustin Auto Center.
Kids Caroling 2018
The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach Recognized Tuttle-Click Automotive at National Philanthropy Day’s 31st Anniversary
November 17th marked the anniversary of the 31st annual National Philanthropy Day. This day recognizes the great contribution philanthropy makes to our society and to honor individuals, businesses, and organizations that are active in the philanthropic community. This highly respected recognition day is coordinated and is supported on an international scale by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach was thrilled to recognize Tuttle-Click Automotive for their tremendous support over the years with the Club. General Manager, Al Dimont, and Marketing Manager, Shirley Dordell of Tuttle-Click were in attendance at this year’s luncheon.
The Tuttle-Click Automotive Group has done an incredible amount of charitable work in the communities where it does business. Nonprofits, schools, and other charities benefit a great deal around the six Orange County-based dealerships operated by Tuttle-Click. Bob Tuttle and Jim Click, owners and George Saad, the Vice-President, have created a strong culture of volunteerism and philanthropy in the company. Tuttle-Click Automotive has been a huge help to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, which is one of the primary recipients of the company’s philanthropy. They have supported the Club for many years at the annual Art of Giving Gala, and have helped to double the funds raised each time. Around $500,000 is raised by the Gala each year.
Also, Carrie Click has chaired the Gala in the past and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Club. The Tuttle-Click Mazda dealership also sends employees out to volunteer every year for the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the Club’s Bluebird Park branch. In 2015 the Club celebrated the enormous contributions of the Clicks by dedicating the snack bar of the new Lang Branch as the Click Café. Additionally, George Saad sits on the Advisory Board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. The leadership at Tuttle-Click Automotive are primary drivers of the philanthropy and volunteer movement at the company, which touches many facets of the nonprofit world. With over 500 employees in Orange County, their philanthropic work is reaching many people who need it. Due to leadership involvement in philanthropy, a culture of volunteerism, and financial support of community institutions and charities, Tuttle-Click Automotive is deserving of recognition at this year’s National Philanthropy Day.