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.
The check presented to our charities each February is a combination of the Grand Prix’s 10-day event in July and the proceeds of the Auto Show Premiere. In each of their three years of title sponsorship the GPADF has helped us set all-time records for our charitable donations.
Dancing with the Cars Auto Show Premiere – February 16, 2017
This was the Preview of the 2017 Pittsburgh International Auto Show – a chance to see the latest models before the show opens to the public.
At 7:30 pm that night the year end check was presented to our charities on the main Ford Stage. This was an exciting moment as our Charity Ambassadors and over 100 members from the Autism Society and Allegheny Valley School were on hand to accept the check. Hundreds of Grand Prix volunteers, supporters and fans will be there too!
Proceeds benefit the PVGP Charities helping provide residential care, treatment and support of individuals with autism and with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Pittsburgh region through the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
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’ “Dancing with the Cars” and other fund-raising events held throughout the year.
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.”
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.