Capitol Auto Group Team Donates $100,000 to United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley Auto Dealer Holds Best United Way Fundraiser in Company History

SALEM, Ore., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Capitol Auto Group (CAG) delivered an unprecedented $100,000 donation check to the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. The company completed its 28-Days of Love Campaign Feb. 28. Company President Scott Casebeer and Director of Marketing, Carrie Casebeer, serve as this year's Campaign Co-Chairs. 

United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley Executive Director, Randy Franke said, "The Casebeers and their employees at Capitol Auto have always made significant contributions to United Way through their time and funds. Last year they raised $65,000 and this year they far surpassed this. Many people will benefit from Capitol's generosity and the leadership displayed by Scott and Carrie. We are fortunate to have a company like Capitol Auto Group in our community." 

Capitol Auto Group includes Toyota/Scion, Cadillac/Chevrolet, and Subaru dealerships as well as Capitol Collision Center and Capitol West Valley which provides service and sells pre-owned automobiles in Dallas, Ore. The company President, Scott Casebeer, has a long history of community engagement. He was named Salem First Citizen last year and has served on numerous nonprofit boards. Carrie serves on the Willamette Valley Hospital Board and is active in many charitable organizations. Capitol Auto Group itself has been recognized as Salem Chamber Business of the Year, one of Oregon Business Magazine's "100 Best Green Businesses of the Year" and "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon." In 2012 they were named Automotive News' "Best Dealers to Work For" in the nation. 

Seventy-eight percent of CAG's 250 employees donated to the campaign. Nearly 10 percent donated more than $1000 and 20 percent donated more than $600. The average employee gift was $425. The company gave an additional $500 for each person donating $1000 or more and employee-driven fundraising activities raised more than $7500

Says Scott Casebeer, "While I am proud of the donation, the credit goes to the CAG team. Everyone at Capitol, from all levels of the organization, embrace the idea of fundraising for the United Way. They continue motivating each other for the cause. They create the culture of giving we want for our organization." 

About the United Way: The United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley serves organizations in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. For more information on how to get involved with United Way or start a workplace campaign call 503-363-1651 or visit www.UnitedWayMWV.org

About Capitol Auto Group: Capitol Auto Group has served the greater Salem, Oregon area for more than 80 years. Dealer Scott Casebeer opened a new Toyota/Scion facility, located on 780 Industrial Drive, in Salem off the Parkway, in the fall of 2011 and the Subaru facility in June 2012 at 3235 Cherry AV NE. Chevrolet/Cadillac opened in late July 2012 at 2855 Maple AV NE. They recently opened Capitol West Valley, pre-owned sales and service in Dallas Oregon. The company has been: recognized by Oregon Business Magazine 5 times as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon; Recognized by Oregon Business Magazine 5 times as one of the 100 Best Green Companies in Oregon; 2012 Nominee for the Salem Chamber Business of the Year; Eight-time winner, Toyota President's Award, Recognized for Toyota Sales and Service Excellence, Recognized for Toyota Parts and Customer Relations; General Motors World Class Technician on staff. The company was EarthWISE Certified by Marion County in 2013. Nominee for EarthWiSE Certified Business of the Year and Sustainable Large Business of the Year.

Scott and Carrie Casebeer

Randy Franke (Executive Director of the UW Mid Willamette Valley) Scott Casebeer (President Capitol Auto Group), Carrie Casebeer (Director of Marketing Capitol Auto Group) 

Capitol Toyota Staff Presenting Check to United Way 

Media Contact: Carrie Casebeer, Capitol Auto Group, 503-584-6102, ccasebeer@capitolauto.com

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