NADA Foundation Presents Grants to Wesley College
McLEAN, Va. (Oct. 16, 2015) - The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation presented Wesley College in Dover, Del., with two grants totaling $14,000. The donations were made through the Joseph J. Sanchez Memorial Fund, which supports the emergency needs of students; and the John P. Winston, Sr., Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to the study of ethics.
“Today was a great day on the campus of Wesley College as we hosted some extended Wesley College family members from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation. Their gracious gifts will provide our students a margin of excellence that will be second to none, while also allowing them the opportunity to carry on the legacy of excellence and service, reflective of the fund's namesakes, into the future,” said Robert E. Clark II, president of the university. “We especially want to acknowledge, and thank, Wesley's Board of Trustee member Bill Willis (Class of '66) for bringing this opportunity to fruition for Wesley College and our students."
Sanchez was former vice president and general manager of General Motors' Oldsmobile division and the first president of Saturn Corporation. Since 1985, Sanchez fund grants totaling $586,000 have been presented by the NADA Foundation to private and independent colleges across the country.
Winston served as an NADA secretary and was an attorney who was committed to ethical practices. Since 1990, the Winston fund has contributed $546,000 in grants to the study of ethics.
"Sanchez and Winston were committed to education and the study of ethics," said Bob Mallon, chairman of the NADA Foundation. "It is our pleasure to present Wesley College with this gift to honor their memory."
The grants were presented by Mallon; Bill Willis, NADA director and foundation trustee, and his wife Mary Jane Willis; and Winston's wife, Jeanni Winston.