Giving Back

You know who we are by the difference we make.

In every community where we work and live, we take our responsibilities as citizens very seriously. We welcome the opportunity to make a difference.

American values like respect for hard work, diversity, social responsibility and active sustainability are integral characteristics of our company culture. We renew our commitment each day through our corporate programs and employee involvement.

We’re a responsible partner — on the road and in your neighborhood.

Hamilton County Tennessee SchoolsA multi-year, multifaceted partnership with Hamilton County Public Schools supports a summer teacher training institute, providing teachers with appropriate training to keep pace with the state’s new, more rigorous educational standards. Additional funds help Calvin Donaldson Elementary School transform a building that is currently unusable into working student labs. Finally, the company supports preparation for the ACT college exam, helping to improve Hamilton County students’ performance on standardized college admission exams. Read more »

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The University of Tennessee - KnoxvilleAt the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, the Volkswagen Engagement Endowment Fund provides student aid and faculty support in several different areas. These categories include supply chain logistics, mechanical engineering, and environmental engineering.

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Fisk UniversityAt Fisk University, the partnership supports high-achieving students who are engaged in community service by establishing a Volkswagen fellowship, in which students combine elements such as environmental studies, service learning projects, and global business projects.

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On March 12, 2010, Audi hosted a Friendship Breakfast with Best Buddies Virginia State Director Allison Coles to support one of Best Buddies’ most important campaigns: Spread the Word to End the Word.™ Audi of America president, Johan De Nysschen, opened the event with a speech that outlined the history of Audi’s involvement with Best Buddies, and encouraged employees to take advantage of the Payroll Deduction Program to support the group. Read more »

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The employees from the VW Credit service center in Libertyville, IL play an active role in philanthropic efforts within the local community. Read more »

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Employees from the VW Credit service center in Hillsboro, OR volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank in April 2009. Employees also participated in the Romp to Stomp Breast Cancer in February 2008. Read more »

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