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.
Tuttle-Click Mazda was a proud sponsor of Walk for Wishes and Make A Wish Foundation. On April 9 & 16 they hosted the 6th annual 2mile walk in Irvine and Riverside. The event included games, food and live entertainment. Several employees joined the walk and help bring life-changing wishes to children battling life-threatening illnesses. the events raised $169,669. Thank you to everyone who participated.
On March 10th the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach hosted their annual Community Breakfast at Seven Degrees restaurant. Tuttle-Click was given the Corporate Partner Award, accepted by George Saad. Tuttle-Click has supported the Boys & Girls Club for many years with their largest fundraiser, and helped to almost double the funds raised.
Tuttle-Click Automotive Group was proud to sponsor the amazing Everyday Heroes Event at the Montage Laguna Beach.
Everyday Heroes recognizes outstanding local individuals who have given to their communities in an unselfish way. Thank you to everybody that attended this great event and congrats to all the heroes!
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