RECENT RECIPIENTS

The Used Car Dealers Charity Fund of Colorado presents a $135,000 check, on behalf of the generous donors who contributed at the 2021 Charity Gala. The 2021 Fund A Need, The Butterfly Fund, was overwhelmed by the generous amount raised that evening and the outstanding job Dean Gunter did as the auctioneer explaining their mission to Gala attendees. The money will be used to help families with children afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa a debilitating disease with no known cure. They said this year’s Camp Spirit, staffed by doctors and medical personnel who volunteered their time, was a huge success made possible by this donation and will help them continue their future work.

Caleb 032122Board members of the Used Car Dealers Charity Fund of Colorado present Caleb Fender, who suffers with a rare form of MS and recently underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor, a $5,000 check to help him with expenses. Employed by Loveland Auto Auction in 2011, he worked his way up to become an integral part of their team. In 2020 when COVID hit, it forced him to stay home but his bills piled up. To help out, a dealer donated a Moped which sold for $5,500, which was then re-donated selling for $4,500 the second time. Another $2,0000 was raised by passing the hat among those present for a total of $17,000 for Caleb’s peace of mind. You are in our prayers Caleb and you can overcome this setback!

Used Car Dealers Charity Fund of Colorado and Springs Automotive Group help Magdalene Soriano get through her chemo and radiation treatments. Stan Martin and Brian Karsh presented the $6,500.00 check to enable her to concentrate on healing not her bills. You got this Magdalene!

access gallery 2022Used Car Dealers Charity Fund of Colorado and CIADA Board Members along with their wives on behalf of their Charity Gala Donors present Access Gallery a $10,000.00 check. Access Gallery supports young artists with disabilities who create amazing pieces of art for our Charity Gala.

The CIADA Charity chooses a number of individual recipients, via application process, with whom we work to address specific needs. Recent recipients include:

Kim – Child with diabetes
Aurora – handicapped single mother with transportation
Cliff – stroke victim with custom wheelchair
Mark – helped family whose son was tragically murdered in robbery attempt
Charlie – motorized wheelchair
Metro Denver, Grand Junction, Montrose children toy drive