Healey Brothers Creates ‘Driven to Give Foundation’ to Expand Charitable Initiatives in the Hudson Valley
Annual Golf Outing with Healey Partners Adds $60,000 to fund
MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (November 16, 2022) – Healey Brothers, a family-owned network of automotive dealerships, has created a permanently endowed fund to award grants to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the Hudson Valley and scholarships to students pursuing automotive industry careers.
Established with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, the “Driven to Give Foundation” extends Healey Brothers’ tradition of supporting nonprofits and other civic and philanthropic initiatives in the Hudson Valley.
The fund formally kicked off with the annual Healey Brothers Golf Outing at the Powelton Club in Newburgh on Oct. 10, 2022. The event raised $60,000 to advance the Healey Brothers’ ongoing giving.
“Healey Brothers has a long history of philanthropic giving to the organizations that enhance quality of life in the Hudson Valley,” said John Koerner, Healey Brothers’ Executive General Manager. “By creating the Driven to Give Foundation with the Community Foundation, we have ensured that nonprofits doing crucial work in our communities will continue to be supported with grants year after year. With the success of the fund’s first golf outing, we’re off to a great start!”
Healey Brothers’ giving has benefited a wide range of organizations and service initiatives in the region, which is served by its 500 employees at eight Healey automotive dealership locations. Organizations that have benefited include the Wallkill River School of Art, the Corinne Feller Memorial Fund, and, in a joint donation with Ford, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Covid-19 Response Fund. Healey Brothers also awarded a donation to Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie to purchase personal protective equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The generosity provides more than just financial assistance. Each holiday season, Healey Brothers donates bicycles to Hudson Valley children, and all eight dealerships serve as drop-off points for gifts to Toys for Tots.
“When it comes to charitable giving, Healey Brothers already has an outstanding track record,” said Elizabeth Rowley, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. “We are honored that Healey Brothers has entrusted the Community Foundation with stewardship of its Driven to Give Foundation to maximize its giving and streamline the application process for grants and scholarships.”
Fittingly, the new fund will award scholarships to students continuing their post-secondary or vocational education in preparation for a career in the automotive industry.
“The automotive industry is growing, and there is a tremendous need for young people entering the automotive trades,” said Koerner. “By investing in promising young people in the region, we create a pipeline of outstanding employees for local businesses and a brighter economic future for the next generation here in the Hudson Valley.”
For more information about the Driven to Give Foundation or to donate, visit cfosny.org/healey.
About Healey Brothers
Healey Brothers, a family-owned business with 40 years of experience, has eight locations across the Hudson Valley. Its friendly, well-trained employees prioritize treating customers with fairness, honesty and respect. Its vehicle roster includes Chevrolet, Buick, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Lincoln and Mitsubishi, and it offers parts and services at all locations. For more information, visit HealeyBrothers.com.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
Based in Montgomery, NY, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan connects people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships, for good, forever. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region. Since its inception, CFOS, with its donors and fund representatives, has awarded more than $25 million in grants and scholarships. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan currently administers 390 active charitable funds that represent $45 million in assets to support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation and youth. To learn more, visit cfosny.org.