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.

Launched in September 2008, our Partners in Education program was designed to support students and teachers interested in advanced automotive technology and next generation automotive engineering. We began with a five-year, $2.1 million Partners in Education initiative to create a comprehensive education partnership with schools and technical institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., area. In March 2009, the Volkswagen Group of America announced a $5.28 million expansion of the Partners in Education program in Tennessee, the new home of its manufacturing operations in the U.S. Read more »

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Providing friendship, jobs and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is the mission of Best Buddies International. Since 2007, Audi has been honored to be the exclusive automotive sponsor and official vehicle of the non-profit organization founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver. Audi has helped Best Buddies raise nearly $25 million at the charity’s primary fundraising events. The Audi Best Buddies Challenges in Massachusetts and California take riders on 100-mile bike races, raising thousands of dollars for the charity. This year, Best Buddies and Audi will introduce a new race in the nation’s capital. “We have had the privilege of employing Buddies at our U.S. headquarters and witnessing firsthand the impact of Best Buddies on the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says Johan de Nysschen, president of Audi of America,. “We are honored to continue to support the organization’s incredible mission.”

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We are only as good as our people.

We believe involved, inspired and energized employees are the hands, heart and soul of the company, enabling us to grow and thrive while meeting constant challenges in the marketplace. You know who we are by the difference our team members make in the community by volunteering their time and giving of themselves. Read more »

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Preparing students for tomorrow’s American workforce.

Our philanthropy focuses on the well-being of the mind, body and communities in which we live. And our flagship Partners in Education program is a catalyst for educational enrichment, preparing today’s students for the American workforce of the future. Read more »

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On April 30, 2010, the 2010 Tennessee State University Volkswagen scholarship receipients were honored at the College of Business presidential awards ceremony.

Tennessee State University Volkswagen Distinguished ScholarsVolkswagen Distinguished Scholars AwardsCachell GainesCatherine HannaCatherine HannaCharles CannonChika ChimezieChika ChimezieVolkswagen Distinguished ScholarVolkswagen Chattanooga Operations added to Wall of Excellence

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