VAN HORN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP NAMED CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR BY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS WI SHORELINE
Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline recognized Van Horn Automotive Group as their Corporate Partner of the Year during their annual picnic on June 22, 2021. The event was hosted at Camp Sinawa in Valders, WI, and was a celebration of Bigs, Littles, family members and staff. The program began with a tribute to Big Brother Ron Pfister for his 43 years of service with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, followed by a special recognition of members and the presentation of scholarships for two high school graduates. Van Horn concluded the night by accepting their corporate partner award as well as presenting a $5,000 donation from their Memorial Day Test Drive Event.
“Selecting Van Horn as our Corporate Partner of the Year for 2021 was an easy decision,” said Denise Wittstock, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline. “The partnership has evolved over the past year to serve youth across Wisconsin and Iowa; in all areas Van Horn does business. They’ve approached our work together very holistically; promoting mentoring among their teams, providing access to not only vehicles but the career paths within their corporation, as well as supplies and financial support. We’re so fortunate to have partners who understand our impact isn’t transactional, it’s transformational.”
“Van Horn has been a supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters for many years; but this year especially, we wanted to be more active, not just through monetary donation, but also employee involvement,” said Ryan Thiel, Marketing Director for Van Horn Automotive Group. “It’s important that we partner with an organization that aligns with our core values. “Empower People. Amaze Customers.” is our mission statement, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is very empowering to everyone they touch.”