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Top Bidder of ADESA Motorcycle Auction to Raise Additional Funds for the NADA Foundation

Greg Noonan, the top bidder on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage at ADESA’s auction during the NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco last month, will ride the motorcycle about 3,200 miles across the country to raise additional funds for National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

The two-week trip will begin at Canine Companions’ headquarters in Santa Rosa, Calif., on February 12, followed by stops at ADESA’s auction facilities in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Tampa and Jacksonville to raise additional funds.

“Our goal is raise a hefty $250,000, which was inspired by a challenge from David Cox of Hare Chevrolet in Noblesville, Indiana,” said Noonan, owner of Insight Media Enterprises in Cooperstown, N.Y. “If someone pledged just 5 cents a mile, that’s a $150 donation.”

Noonan will present the additional funds raised for the NADA Foundation and CCI during the INSIGHT15 Customer Loyalty and Retention Conference in Orlando on March 25.

Noonan’s winning bid of $20,000 at the NADA convention on January 24 was matched immediately by Joe Verde, president of the Joe Verde Group in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Verde won ADESA’s auction the past two years. The $40,000 raised at the auction was added to two $10,000 grants from the NADA Foundation to CCI.

The four ADESA auctions at the NADA convention have raised $111,000 for the NADA Foundation and CCI. Proceeds from the auction and the grant go to NADA Foundation’s Frank E. McCarthy Memorial Fund, in whose name the CCI donation is made. McCarthy was NADA’s chief executive from 1968 to 2001.

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Press Releases

• NADA Foundation Seeks to Increase Charitable Giving through Ambassadors Program (5/7/2014)

New Orleans' High Schools Receive CPR Training Manikins from NADA Foundation (2/4/2014)

• ADESA Auction at NADA Convention Raises $27,000 for Canine Companions (1/26/2014)

• NADA and Ally Support New Orleans Community with Donation to Second Harvest Food Bank (1/22/2014)

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Foundation Programs

Emergency Relief FundEmergency Relief Fund

Offers financial assistance to dealership employees affected by unforeseen emergencies and natural disasters. (Learn more)
General FundGeneral Fund

If you are unsure of which fund to select, donate to the General Fund, which supports health and educational organizations.
Ambassadors ProgramAmbassadors Program 

Offers new-car and –truck dealers the opportunity to support educational institutions and emergency medical organizations. (Learn more)
Memorial FundMemorial Fund

Contributions are made  in honor of friends, family members and industry associates who had a positive influence in the retail auto and truck industry. (Learn more)
Leadership CouncilLeadership Council

State and metro dealer associations honor present and past elected officers. (Learn more)
The Legacy ProgramThe Legacy Program

Recognizes those who have committed to the Foundation in their estate planning. (Learn more)
Frank E. McCarthyMcCarthy Memorial Fund

Supports Canine Companions for Independence and its Wounded Veterans Initiative. (Learn more)
Medical GrantsMedical Grants

Provides CPR training manikins to organizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Learn more)
Road Safety Grant ProgramRoad Safety Grant Program

The Road Safety Grant Program supports dealer community involvement in educating customers about road safety issues. (
Learn more)
Joseph J. SanchezSanchez Memorial Fund

Provides annual grants for students with emergency education needs at four accredited private colleges annually. (Learn more)
Survivors Relief Fund9/11 Survivors Relief Fund

Created to support the educational needs of students who had family members killed or disabled in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Learn more)
John P. Winston, Sr.Winston Memorial Fund

Provides annual grants for the study of ethics at four accredited private colleges. (Learn more)
Annual ReportsAnnual Reports

View all the latest annual reports of the Foundation. (Click here)
NADA-TV reportsVideos

Watch all the latest NADA-TV reports about the Foundation. (Watch here)




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The Foundation Story

Founded in 1975, the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF) is committed to preserving and promoting private enterprise and personal freedom of mobility by supporting organizations involved in emergency medical care and higher education.

The NADCF has contributed nearly $13 million to communities throughout the nation, supporting emergency assistance for dealership employees after natural disasters, as well as scholarships for deserving students.

You are invited to help the NADCF benefit the citizens of our great nation into the future!