Maaco, a leading automotive paint and collision repair brand, in partnership with the Driven Brands Charitable Foundation and more than 475 Maaco franchisees across North America, donated more than $40,000 to its 2015 charity partners. The donations represent the collective contributions from fundraising efforts throughout 2015.
“We are proud to continue building upon our existing philanthropic efforts and support these causes on behalf of our franchisees, corporate employees and customers,” said Noah Pollack, executive vice president and general counsel for Driven Brands, the parent company of Maaco.
Representatives from the charities were in attendance at a check presentation ceremony held by Maaco at its Charlotte, North Carolina, headquarters.
Mark Griffith, director of fund development for Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, accepted a donation of $21,550 on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; Mike Fisher, chief development officer – fundraising for AMVETS, accepted a donation of $9,920; and Phillippe Roe and Georgene Francis, board members of 1-800-Charity Cars, accepted a donation of $2,690. A representative from Hope for the Warriors was unable to attend the ceremony, but the charity received a donation of $8,190.
“It’s a privilege to align our brand with organizations that make such impactful differences in people’s lives,” said Maaco’s Senior Director of Marketing Kristi Kanzig. “We look forward to growing these partnerships each year.”