KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), a global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider, announces its partnership with the Jefferson Awards Foundation. The Jefferson Awards Foundation is one of the most prestigious and longest-standing organizations dedicated to celebrating and inspiring public service. As a Champion partner, KAR will support and promote the Jefferson Awards’ mission by recognizing employees for volunteer work in their communities.
“Giving back to the community is one of KAR’s core values, and something we take very seriously in the areas where we work and live,” said Jim Hallett, CEO and Chairman of the Board of KAR Auction Services. “We know that KAR employees are active in their communities in many ways, donating their personal time for local organizations who rely on volunteers. I look forward to celebrating our employees who give back in such meaningful ways and personally thanking them for making a difference.”
Annually, KAR will recognize up to six employees who have been nominated by their co-workers for outstanding volunteerism and commitment to community service. KAR’s first awardees will be announced in early 2019. From these, one winner will be selected to represent KAR at the annual Jefferson Awards Foundation National Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program is open to full- and part-time employees of KAR and its business units in all locations.
“We are thrilled to partner with KAR Auction Services and welcome them into our Champions program,” said Hillary Schafer, CEO of the Jefferson Awards Foundation. “By celebrating outstanding service with employees who impact their communities, KAR Auction Services is setting an incredible example for organizations across the country and will impact lives for years to come.”
The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr., and Mr. Sam Beard to celebrate unsung heroes for selfless work in their communities and to embolden others to take action. Since its inception, JAF has recognized more than 61,000 people for volunteerism.