Angels of America’s Fallen is honored to receive $76,000 from the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association (CIADA) as part of the CIADA Gala held Nov. 12 in Westminster, Colo.
“Angels of America’s Fallen is very grateful to the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association for this impactful donation,” said Joe Lewis, CEO of Angels of America’s Fallen. “CIADA’s collective support through its network of independent dealers will go a long way in our ambitious efforts to enroll an additional 100 children of our fallen heroes by the end of 2023 for a total of 550 supported children. Our Angels program exists solely through the generous support from its community.”
“Without a community, we are virtually nothing,” said David Cardella, CEO of CIADA. “We are all part of one community together. Finding Angels of America’s Fallen struck a chord at our heart. Because like your charity, our charity consists of volunteers – people who give back, donate their time and money, and treasure to help advance people who they will never get to meet. That was a very important part of why we selected Angels of America’s Fallen.”
The CIADA Charity Fund, established in 2014, exists to represent the goodwill of independent used car dealers to help all Colorado communities with aid, scholarships and support in order to make a positive difference with families of Colorado.
Five Angels staff members and an Angel’s family attended the CIADA Gala. Angel Colin Wong impressed the 500 individuals in attendance by opening the Gala with a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Angels was the beneficiary of the CIADA Gala paddle raise, as well as the wine pull throughout the evening.