What a way to start the new year! On January 18th, 2023 Executive Director, Andrea Jackson (middle), presented Laurel Lynch (left) and Char Young (right) of HOPE Family Services at the site of their upcoming Children Counseling Center with a $20,000 donation. HOPE's primary purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength, and evaluate their options. On behalf of Sunset Auto Group, thank you so much for all you do! 

 

Continuing to Stay Connected Through Community! On December 20th, 2022 General Manager, Mike Freeman of Sunset Chevy/Buick/GMC and Finance Manager, Webb Jackson, presented Scott Eller and the team at Community Supported and Assisted Living with a $10,000 donation. Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL), is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization which provides affordable housing and other needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse problems and co-occurring disorders, as well as to wounded veterans and the homeless.

 

In the spirit of giving, we are proud to present Sarasota Crew with a $15,000 donation on December 7th, 2022. Sarasota Crew is a local Rowing Club that utilizes competitive rowing to promote a strong character, positive self-concept, as well as many other qualities for all youth and adults in Sarasota County and its surrounding communities. 

 

Continuing to stay Connected Through Community! Our General Manager of Sunset Cadillac of Venice and Sunset Kia of Venice, Jeff Kaminske (middle) presented Todd Miller, Director (left) and Reed Stoner, Ambassador (right) of Community Assistance Ministry with a $2,000 donation to help local families in need. Sunset Cadillac of Venice, as well as Sunset Kia of Venice also hosted a canned food drive to assist CAM in their efforts to help feed families in the area. 

 


We are thrilled to be a sponsor of the 12th annual Superhero 5k race and Kids Fun Run held by Bridge A Life on February 11th, 2023. Bridge A Life is a local 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization that provides faith based hope for children with relational trauma through awareness and family support. 

 


Sunset Auto Group was a sponsor for the 2022 Tee It Up for a Cause Golf Tournament held on October 24th, 2022 by the Sarasota South Side Rotary Club. Proceeds from the event went towards better helping serve the surrounding communities in need! 

 


Sunset Auto Group was a proud sponsor of the Selah Freedom "Light the Path" event that took place on October 20th, 2022. Selah Freedom is a faith-based non profit organization with a mission to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited through five strong programs: Awareness, Prevention, Outreach, Residential, and Organizational Consulting.

 



Staying Connected Through Community! On May 18, 2022 Executive Director Andrea Jackson, General Manager, Jim Lander, and Audi Area Sales Manager, Craig Heringhaus presented Jeffrey Jean, Program Director, William McKeever, Executive Director, and Zachary Pastor, Academy Member of The Academy at Glengary with a $15,000 donation! The Academy at Glengary, is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization which provides Mental Health Recovery to those in need. 

 

It was a great day to be on the course to raise money for such a great cause! We are honored to again be the Silver Sponsor for the 2022 Meadows Cup held by Easterseals Southwest Florida on April 24th, 2022. Easterseals is a non profit organization that offers the highest quality of care to children, youth, and adults with disabilities so that they can enjoy access, opportunities, and increased life choices! 

 


What a way to spend a beautiful day! Sunset Auto Group recently sponsored the Educational Outreach Gardens "Garden Party". Educational Outreach Gardens hosted this event to develop the grounds around the Twin Lakes Park (TLP) Extension office into a premier horticultural education garden. This multifaceted project includes an Educational Greenhouse, Americans with Disabilities Act compliant Sensory Garden, outdoor classrooms, raised beds for edibles, and Florida-Friendly demonstration gardens!

 

What a way to give back to our community! Sunset Auto Group recently partnered with Safe Children Coalition to help children and families in need. 

 


What a way to stay Connected Through Community! Sunset Auto Group has partnered with The Florida Center for Early Childhood to help continue the vision of helping children reach their full potential. The Florida Center provides developmental therapies, mental health counseling, and the Starfish Academy preschool in Sarasota and North Port. The organization also offers Healthy Families, a home-visiting program that guides parents who need assistance.

 




As always, our mission is to stay Connected Through Community and what better way than to give back to local non-profit organizations supporting our community. On October 21st, 2020, Executive Director Andrea Jackson and General Manager, Don Osborne, presented Scott Eller, CEO of CASL, Inc. and Brian Roskamp, Director of Building Development at CASL with a $10,000 donation! Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL), is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization which provides affordable housing and other needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse problems and co-occurring disorders, as well as to wounded veterans and the homeless.
 


What a great cause. Sunset Auto Group will be the Tribute Presenting Sponsor for the Centerstone Life;Story 5k/10k behing held on September 25th, 2021. Centerstone is a nonprofit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments to those in need! 

 


We are thrilled to give back to such a great cause! Sunset Auto Group is sponsoring the 2021 Southwest Florida Region Six Swat Challenge held by the Sheriffs Activity League of Sarasota County. SAL provides our youth with safe, experiential education opportunities which allow them to explore the many diverse aspects of our communities, while developing positive relationships with deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.


 




What a way to close out 2019! We had the honor of surprising The Loveland Center with a $10,000 donation to assist in providing services to all their members! Jeff Kaminske, Executive General Manager of Sunset Cadillac of Venice and Sunset Kia of Venice, presented Rafael Robles, Chief Development Officer, and Tim Hedley (Santa) with the check at their annual fundraising BBQ. To learn more about their mission and services please visit http://www.lovelandcenter.org/
 




In the spirit of giving, we were honored to present HOPE Family Services in Bradenton, FL with a $5000 donation. Andrea Jackson, Executive Director, presented Laurel Lynch, CEO, with the check! HOPE's primary purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength, and evaluate their options. On behalf of Sunset Auto Group, thank you so much for all you do! 
 



In the spirit of giving back, we presented The Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County with a $5000 donation to support their ongoing mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Vance Dickinson presented them with the check!
 



As always, our mission is to stay Connected Through Community and what better way than to give back to local non-profit organizations supporting our community. On October 9th, our Sales Managers Jim McCloy, Tim Reheer, and Charles Kyle from our Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Fiat, Subaru, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati locations presented Scott Eller, CEO of CASL, Inc. with a $10,000 donation! Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL), is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization which provides affordable housing and other needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse problems and co-occuring disorders, as well as to wounded veterans and the homeless.




What a way to kick off back to school week! We were so happy to present Sheriff Tom Knight and numerous board members for the Sheriff's Activity League with a $10,000 donation! Kevin Simmons, General Manager of our Sunset Kia of Sarasota store, presented them with the check. We are continually supporting our mission of staying Connected Through Community!
 


We are at it again! Giving back and supporting our amazing community. This time, with a $7500 donation to Easter Seals of SWFL. Our Executive Director, Andrea Jackson, along side Ben Klein and Jason Stutzman of The Meadows Golf and Country Club, presented George Pfeiffer, Valerie Vance, and some of the amazing preschool students with the check! We are so honored to continue to support such an amazing cause at the 23rd Annual Meadows Cup.
 


In closing out 2018, we surprised Loveland Center with $5000 to assist in providing services to all their members! Jeff Kaminske, Executive General Manager of Sunset Cadillac of Venice and Sunset Kia of Venice, presented Rafael Robles, Chief Development Officer, and Tim Hedley (Santa) with the check at their annual fundraising BBQ. To learn more about their mission and services please visit the Loveland Center website.
 



In the spirit of giving, we were honored to present Brandi's Wish Foundation with a $5000 donation to support their ongoing mission! Mark Cobb, General Manager of Sunset Volkswagen and Suncoast Porsche, along with Vance Dickinson, presented Lisa Brandy, Founder of Brandi's Wish, with the check! To learn more about Brandi's Wish please visit their website www.brandiswish.org 
  



We were so happy to present Sheriff Tom Knight and numerous board members for the Sheriff's Activity League with a $10,000 donation! Steve Montanaro, General Manager of our Sunset Cadillac of Sarasota store, presented them with the check. We are continually supporting our mission of staying Connected Through Community! 
 




Here at Sunset our mission is to stay Connected Through Community and what better way than to give back to local non-profit organizations supporting our community. On October 26th 2018, Don Osborne, General Manager of Sunset Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Fiat, along with Charles Kyle, Sales Manager, presented Scott Eller, CEO of CASL, Inc. with a $5000 donation! Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL), is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization which provides affordable housing and other needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse problems and co-occuring disorders, as well as to wounded veterans and the homeless.
 




 We are so excited to be a part of this mission with Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota. The group recently donated $20,000 to the House That Faith built project in Venice. Don Osborne, General Manager of Sunset Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Fiat, presented the committee with the check!
 




In our mission to stay connected through community, we recently donated $5000 to the Suncoast Blood Bank to assist in purchasing a new blood mobile. Mike Freeman, General Manager of Sunset Chevy Buick GMC, and Melissa McKeehan, CFO, presented Scott Bush, CEO of Suncoast Blood Bank, and Amy Tuten, Event Chair, with the check! 
 




We were so honored to surprise and present the Booker High School football team with an $18,500 donation on August 30th! The funds will provide new uniforms and helmets!
 



 We are so honored to become a Gold Sponsor to the Manatee County Chapter of the Special Olympics! Our General Manager of Sunset Kia of Bradenton, Matt Bradfield, presented the group with the $5,000 check! 




To close out 2017, we were more than honored to present Tidewell Hospice with a $10,000 donation in honor of our longtime employee, Shelly Woolf, who we lost this past year. Shelly will forever be remembered and was the Office Manager at our Sunset Kia Sarasota location. Melissa Crowley, Chief Financial Officer, and Kevin Simmons, General Manager of our Sunset Kia of Sarasota store, presented Denise Pope, Chief Philanthropy Officer, with the check.
 


Heading into 2018, we were honored yet again to give back and support Loveland Center, Inc. with a $5000 donation! Jeff Kaminske, Executive General Manager of Sunset Cadillac of Venice and Sunset Kia of Venice, presented, Patrick Guerin III, CEO and President, Jennifer Bushinger, Director of Community Impact, and Rafael E. Robles, Chief Development Officer with the check December 1st at our Sunset Cadillac of Venice store. The Loveland Center's mission is to help adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest. Our "student-first" philosophy provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunities to learn new skills, have a diverse set of life experiences, and grow to meet their individual goals.
 

In the spirit of giving, we were honored to present a $5,000 donation to The Library Foundation of Sarasota County. Dan Bonora, General Manager, of our INFINITI of Sarasota store presented Karen Eastmoore with the check on November 27th.
 



We were honored to present a $10,000 donation to the Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Activities League. Mike Freeman, General Manager of Sunset Chevy Buick GMC, presented Sheriff Tom Knight, Major Jeff Bell and Sheriff's Activities League board members Lance Karp (Sarasota Dental Group, Drs. Fabiani and Karp, Drs. Fabiani and Karp) and Stewie Bitterman, with the check on November 21st. The Sheriff's Activities League's (SAL) mission is as follows: to provide youth with safe, experiential education opportunities that allow them to explore the diverse aspects of our communities, all while developing positive relationships with our deputies.
 


In the spirit of giving back and staying connected through the community, Sunset Auto Group was honored to presented Children's Guardian Fund with a $5,000 donation. Steve Montanaro, General Manager of our Sunset Cadillac of Sarasota store, presented Carol Belmont, Board Chair of Children's Guardian Fund, with the check on November 15th, 2017.
 



Once again, we were honored to celebrate the spirit of being connected through community and presented Brandi's Wish Foundation with a $5,000 donation on November 3, 2017! The mission of Brandi's Wish is to raise awareness through education and offer preventive solutions to teens and their families regarding the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Vance Dickinson and Mark Cobb, General Manager of Porsche/VW, presented Lisa Brandy and Gigi Kovach with the check.
 


CASL receives $10,000 donation from the Sunset Automotive Group on October 23, 2017.
From left to right,  Don Osborne, General Manager Sunset Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Subaru FIAT and Alfa Romeo in Sarasota, Scott Eller,  CEO of CASL and Andrea Jackson, Executive Director Sunset Automotive Group.
Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL), is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization which provides affordable housing and other needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse problems and co-occuring disorders, as well as to wounded veterans and the homeless.  Founded in 1998 in Sarasota county,  by 2016 CASL had expanded services to four additional counties - Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier.   CASL serves 580+ low or very low income clients at 140 locations.  Licensed case workers and life coaches provide residents with living skills training, medication management and other assistance based on individual need.  
 


Sunset Automotive Group donated $10,000 to Hope Family Services, Inc. in Bradenton on October 30, 2017. HOPE's primary purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength, and evaluate their options. Melissa McKeehan, Chief Financial Officer and Andrea Jackson, Executive Director presented Laurel Lynch, CEO and Dawn Bryant, Shelter Director with the check.
 


We are honored to announce that we presented Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL) with a $10,000 donation on Nov. 21, 2016. CASL, is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit organization which provides affordable housing and other needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse problems and co-occuring disorders, as well as to wounded veterans and the homeless. The organization was founded in 1998 and supports Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties. Jim Lander, Executive Manager Audi Sarasota and Don Osbourne, General Manager Sunset Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Subaru FIAT and Alfa Romeo presented Scott Eller, CEO of CASL, with the check! We are thrilled and honored to support this cause.



We were honored to present a $5,000 donation to the Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Activities League on November 30, 2016 ! Jeff Kaminske, Executive Manager, Sunset Kia of Venice presented Sheriff Knight, Deputy Dewayne Hill and Sheriff's Activities League board members Lance Karp (Sarasota Dental Group, Drs. Fabiani and Karp, Drs. Fabiani and Karp) and Stewie Bitterman, with the check today! The Sheriff's Activities League's (SAL) mission is as follows: to provide youth with safe, experiential education opportunities that allow them to explore the diverse aspects of our communities, all while developing positive relationships with our deputies. 
 
 


Sunset Auto Group was honored to present a $5,000 donation to Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc.. Mark Cobb, General Manager of our Suncoast Porsche and Sunset Volkswagen store, presented Linda Harradine, CEO of Legal Aid Manasota, with the check on December 6, 2016!
 


We were honored to present the Loveland Center, Inc. with a $10,000 donation at their annual BBQ on December 13th, 2016. Jeff Kaminske, Executive Manager, of our Sunset Cadillac of Venice store presented Daniela Koci, President/CEO, and Santa, Tim Hedley, with the check! The Loveland Center's mission is to help adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest. Our "student-first" philosophy provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunities to learn new skills, have a diverse set of life experiences, and grow to meet their individual goals. On behalf of Sunset Automotive Group, thank you so much for all you do!
 


On December 22nd, 2016, we were honored to present HOPE Family Services in Bradenton, FL with a $5000 donation. Andrea Jackson, Executive Director, and Melissa McKeehan, Chief Financial Officer, presented Laurel Lynch, CEO, and Dawn Bryant, Shelter Director, with the check! HOPE's primary purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength, and evaluate their options. On behalf of Sunset Auto Group, thank you so much for all you do!
 

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