Ally is proud to present another “Giving Back Month” this November, when employees, customers and friends are encouraged to volunteer within their communities and share their experiences of giving back. We support the efforts made by our employees during Giving Back Month by matching donations of time and money to eligible nonprofit organizations.
Our friends at dealerships across the country are showing that same level of commitment to their communities — and we couldn’t be more proud. This year, they’ve given back in a big way: More than 70 percent of new-car dealers reported an increase in their charitable giving in 2014, up from 65 percent last year, according to a recent survey by NADA and Ally. To add to that success, 43 percent of dealers said they expect to increase their contributions again in 2015, up from 39 percent in 2013.
“Dealers see the value of giving back in a variety of ways — from their businesses, to their communities and beyond,” said Tim Russi, president of Auto Finance for Ally. “Auto Dealers are leaders in their communities, and their giving often inspires others to make a difference as well, which pays dividends for all.”
In honor of these efforts to improve local communities, Ally is once again sponsoring the TIME Dealer of the Year award. The award celebrates dealers who not only are exceptional within their dealerships, but who also dedicate themselves to community service. In connection with the program, we have provided grants to more than 110 nonprofit organizations. Meet this year’s nominees and learn more about the program here: http://allydealerheroes.com. The 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year award will be presented at the NADA annual convention in San Francisco on January 23, 2015.
Be sure to follow @Ally on Twitter throughout the month of November to learn about how our employees are giving back. Invite friends and family to share their stories of giving back by using the hashtag #AllyGivingBack on Facebook or Twitter.