by BMW Group Financial Services
Donation made to The Seeing Eye Foundation on behalf of center
City, State, Date, 2011 -- BMW of Murray has been named a BMW Group Financial Services "Driving Force" member for 2010-11. This honor is presented annually to a select group of BMW retail centers for their outstanding commitment to BMW Group Financial Services. BMW of Murray is one of 196 BMW centers to be selected to this elite group this year.
BMW Group Financial Services, which offers leasing, retail and wholesale financing services to BMW owners and centers, created the Driving Force in 1998 to recognize select retailers for their business commitments to BMW FS. Today, those investments have helped the company's commercial lending portfolio exceed $34 billion in serviced assets.
"We are honored to recognize BMW of Murray for their exceptional commitment to our organization. We are fortunate and proud to have such a valued business partner, particularly in this economic climate," said Ed Robinson, president and CEO, BMW Group Financial Services.
It is in the spirit of partnership, Robinson notes, that BMW FS has made a donation to The Seeing Eye Foundation on behalf of the Driving Force members. "We greatly admire the tireless work of The Seeing Eye and remain committed to support the thousands of men, women and canine companions who demonstrate the true meaning of partnership everyday," Robinson adds.
This is the third Driving Force donation made to The Seeing Eye. The funds are used to sponsor a puppy-in-training. The newest addition, Reba, will be raised by a foster family for 18 months before heading to Seeing Eye headquarters in New Jersey to undergo rigorous training. After that Reba will be paired with her human partner.