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Penske Automotive Group Donates $913,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America

WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is excited to announce a donation of $913,000 from corporate partner, Penske Automotive Group. The funds were raised on behalf of Paralyzed Veterans through Penske Automotive Group’s “Service Matters” cause campaign which allows customers to make a donation when they’ve had their vehicles serviced at a Penske Automotive Group Dealership. All funds go toward supporting Paralyzed Veterans’ programs and services, such as benefits assistance,employment counseling and adaptive sports programs—all of which are provided free of charge to veterans and their families.

“We cannot thank Penske Automotive Group enough for this significant contribution. It will undoubtedly have a direct, positive impact on the veterans we serve,” said Al Kovach Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans. “Penske’s generous support plays a vital part in our organization’s ability to continue serving our nation’s veterans, and to ensure those veterans have access to programs and services to help them recover and rebuild their lives after serious injuries.”

Throughout 2015, Penske Automotive Group’s dealerships invited customers to donate a $1 or more toward its “Service Matters” fundraising campaign benefiting Paralyzed Veterans, when customers serviced their vehicle at any Penske Automotive Group dealership. To multiply the impact of customers’ contributions, Penske then matched each donation—up to a total contribution of $500,000.

“It’s an honor for Penske to be part of this fundraising effort,” said Robert H. Kurnick, Jr., Penske Automotive Group President. “We thank our customers and Penske employees for embracing the ‘Service Matters’ campaign and the importance of the work performed by Paralyzed Veterans of America. We are thrilled to extend our partnership for another year to help make a difference in the lives of our veterans and their families.”

To learn more about the “Service Matters” campaign, please contact a Penske Automotive Group dealership or visit

To learn more about Paralyzed Veterans free programs and services for veterans or how to support them, please visit

About Paralyzed Veterans of America:
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (

About Penske Automotive Group
Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (, (NYSE:PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000. For additional information, visit the company’s website at
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