GLVADA was nominated by Northampton Community College (NCC) where the organization is an important partner for students pursuing auto technology careers. GLVADA dealers employ dozens of NCC student interns, and nearly every GLVADA car dealership employs Northampton Auto Tech graduates in its shops and service departments. In addition to hosting an annual Auto Technology Competition involving high school students from eight local vocational schools, the association maintains two scholarships for NCC Auto Technology students each year.
GLVADA’s nomination was also based on their donation of a substantial percentage of its annual auto show proceeds to support non-profit, charitable organizations in the Lehigh Valley community. GLVADA has contributed more than $600,000 to charitable gifts and scholarships during the last five years. Within the last year alone, the association contributed just under $153,000 to area non-profits. The association is best known for the Lehigh Valley Auto Show and Auto Show Gala, which benefits a select local charity each year.
"We’re honored to be recognized alongside other leading charitable organizations in the area," GLVADA Executive Director Tom Kwiatek said. "Our dealers take pride in being actively involved in the community. They understand the importance of giving back to deserving organizations who contribute to making the Lehigh Valley a better place to work, live and play. Each year, we strive to increase our contribution to community organizations and are looking forward to raising funds for this year’s Auto Show Gala beneficiary – the Lehigh Valley Health Network Children’s Hospital."
For more information about GLVADA, visit http://www.glvada.org.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association was formed to invest in the great place where we live and work by stimulating regional auto sales and supporting selected nonprofit organizations. GLVADA, a nonprofit association of more than 50 local dealerships, benefits the local economy by encouraging car buyers to shop in the greater Lehigh Valley. This, in turn, spurs job creation, business growth and increased municipal revenue. GLVADA contributes a substantial percentage of its annual proceeds to nonprofit organizations and funds auto tech scholarships for area students. To learn more about GLVADA and support its efforts to help our unique region, visit GLVADA.org.