Giving Back. Over $1.45 Million to Local Groups, Organizations, Causes & Charities in 2016.
Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
The purpose of the Autobahn Youth Scholarship Tour is simple but vital to the clear goal stated by John Chase, owner of Autobahn Motorcar Group, and his late wife Diann, “All young people should be able to receive a college education if they desire one.” Over $400,000 in scholarship money was distributed in 2016 through the Autobahn Youth Scholarship Tour. The majority of the money is awarded at the annual Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo to hard working youth exhibiting Texas Longhorn Cattle, which takes place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center every June.
Diann Chase Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence:
In continuing Autobahn Motorcar Group's effort to help kids and their families with the rising costs of a college education, The Diann Chase Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence was established in 2008. This program awards money to the top students every year and awarded $200,000 in 2016 to Autobahn Motorcar Group employee's children and grandchildren. The program is open to all 340 employees and amounts given are based on the student's cumulative GPA for the school year.
HALO For Freedom Foundation:
HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation was started to show that physically challenged people can still work and excel in today's society and military. The foundation emphasizes that "amputee" and "useless" are not synonymous. The organization provides support for wounded warriors as they face the many challenges they encounter during the rehabilitation, reintegration, and healing process.
Alliance For Children, Tarrant County's Children's Advocacy Center program, is dedicated to the protection and healing of child abuse victims. For over 20 years, they have helped more than 46,000 children heal from the trauma of physical abuse, sexual abuse or from witnessing a violent crime. Alliance For Children is the only Tarrant County non-profit organization involved directly in the protection from child abuse through coordinated and teamed investigations with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Cook Children’s Medical Center, the District Attorney’s Office.
Additional Groups & Organizations Autobahn Contributed to in 2016
All Church Home Kids Christmas party – Texas A&M Fellowship – The Cliburn – TCU Fellowship Christian Athletes – Atoka Trail Riders, Lane Frost Rodeo – Caliber Collision Golf Tournament for Heart Health – Kidmia Foundation – House of Shine – Code Blue Golf Tournament – M. D. Anderson Hospital – Tarrant County Food Bank – Art Station – Friends of the Fort Worth Herd – New Hope Church Romanian Mission Trip – Deep South Texas Longhorn Shootout – Fort Worth Police Bike Unit Shoot for the Blue – Live Thankfully – Star Point School – Project Success – Cystic Fibrosis 65 Roses – KLIF Kids – Southwestern Christian School Booster Club – East Fort Worth Business Association Scholarship – Humphrey and Associates Young Life Clay Shoot – Moncrief Can Academy Golf Tournament – Parenting Center – Pink Out for Keller ISD – Junior Achievement Hole in One Contest – Ladies On The Lamb – Fort Worth Police Crime Scene Unit – Ronald McDonald House – Salvation Army