In their second year of sponsorship the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation helped us set another record for our charitable donation. The $400,000 check was presented during the GPADF’s 2016 Red Carpet Premiere. Thanks to all of the local auto dealers and the GPADF!
The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation (GPADF) is the Presenting Sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. The GPADF is the independent philanthropic arm of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association (GPADA).
Dan DelBianco, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Executive Director, said, “The GPADA has always been supportive of our event with its local dealers and manufacturers representing the single largest sponsor segment. The combination of GPADA and its Foundation, with our 100,000+ attendees and enthusiastic volunteers, makes this an ideal fit for each organization.”
John Putzier, CEO of the GPADA and Foundation Board Member, said, “We’re pleased the timing to make this happen is finally right. This opens up many new opportunities to create a powerful synergy between us, benefiting both Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix charities; the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School, as well as the tens of thousands enjoying the various celebratory events throughout the year.”
In conjunction with this announcement, the GPADF has designated the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and its charities as the beneficiary of its Red CARpet Charity Premiere.
About The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation and GPADA
The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation is the independent, philanthropic arm of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association. It was formed to raise and distribute funds for the support of, and contributions to, charitable organizations. Funds are raised through sponsorship of the Pittsburgh International Auto Show Red CARpet Charity Preview and other fund-raising events held throughout the year.
GPADA is a metro dealer association representing over 200 franchised automobile and truck dealers and related industries in Western Pennsylvania. Dealer members are primarily engaged in the retail sales of new and used motor vehicles as well as automotive service, repair and parts sales. Associate Members include banks, finance companies, radio and television stations, newspapers, aftermarket services and other companies related to the automotive industry. GPADA, founded in 1924 as a non-profit organization, encourages and promotes trade and commerce by providing and supporting various services, educational and training programs.