As the automobile manufacturer’s corporate responsibility and philanthropy manager for more than 25 years, Sandy has been at the forefront of Subaru’s CR evolution, founded on the company’s authentic culture and centered around its well-known Love Promise. Love Promise is the automaker’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide.
“When we started the Share the Love® event ten years ago, we had a handful of national charitable partners,” Sandy explains. Held at the end of each year, the Subaru Share the Love event donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities. “Over the years, we’ve taken it to a new level and employees at our 630 retailers nationwide have been at the forefront. Today, the Share the Love® event has four national charitable partners and more than 670 hometown charities selected by our local retailers giving our employees and customers opportunities to make a greater difference in their local communities.” This year’s donations, along with a match of more than $2 million from Subaru retailers, brings the grand total amount donated throughout the life of the Share the Love program to more than $118 million.