“Now more than ever, there are people in our community who need help. As Coloradans, we are some of the strongest people during times of crisis,” says Jay Cimino, Phil Long Enterprise
Colorado Springs, Colo. – Raton, N.M.—Phil Long Dealerships has announced that its employees have raised more than $1 million dollars in support of Pikes Peak United Way’s mission to serve its community.
The partnership between Pikes Peak United Way and Phil Long Dealerships was started in the 1960s by Philip Long, founder of the automotive group. More than a half a century later, under the leadership of Jay Cimino, president and CEO of Phil Long Enterprise, Phil Long Dealerships continues to grow its legacy of impacting lives through its employees, community support, and philanthropic efforts.
“Now more than ever, there are people in our community who need help. As Coloradans, we are some of the strongest people during times of crisis. I am so proud of our employees for their generosity and passion to support those who are struggling and less fortunate,” Cimino said. “This year we are celebrating 75 years of serving Colorado and this amazing fundraising milestone by our employees, past and present, is a personal high note of mine.”
“Now more than ever, there are people in our community who need help. As Coloradans, we are some of the strongest people during times of crisis.”— Jay Cimino
Cindy Aubrey, Pikes Peak United Way president and CEO, said, “Pikes Peak United Way is so very grateful to Jay Cimino and the Phil Long Family of Dealerships for their tremendous support of our southern Colorado communities.”
She observed that in the last 50 years, the dealerships have given more than $1 million to Pikes Peak United Way to help those in need. “We are so thankful for their generosity and their love for serving,” Aubrey noted. “Our partnership with the Phil Long family is one we value and cherish.”
Cimino founded Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center in 2014 in Colorado Springs and founded Mt. Carmel Wellness and Community Center in 2010 in Trinidad. Earlier this year, with a mission to provide relief and safety to our frontline workers, Phil Long Dealerships provided a free oil change and safety inspection to more than 3,600 essential workers.
Established in 1991, the Phil Long Community Fund has provided more than $2 million in grants for 501(c)(3) youth-based organizations across the Front Range, driven by the mission to sponsor activities and resources that champion the self-esteem and performance of youth in their pursuit of excellence in education, sports and recreation. In partnership with the Denver Broncos Charities, 15 fantasy playgrounds were built across the state of Colorado.
Phil Long’s goal for this year’s employee workplace campaign is $100,000, an increase over last year’s nearly $90,000 pledged and its current record for a yearly fundraising effort.