Volkswagen Group of America Highlights Community Partnerships, U.S. Investments at Washington Auto Show


Volkswagen Group of America is the Washington D.C. area’s only hometown automaker — a fact that we were excited to highlight during the Washington Auto Show. Moreover, nearly 400 VWGoA employees are proud to call the Washington area home.

During the Auto Show, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. President and CEO Jonathan Browning was joined by a host of community partners as he introduced the all-new American made Volkswagen Passat sedan to the Washington area.

He then provided more than 100 attendees a glimpse of our local community partnerships with a riveting video.

Jonathan Browning at Washington Auto Show

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. President and CEO Jonathan Browning stands in front of the all-new Volkswagen Passat sedan while addressing attendees at the Washington Auto Show.

“Volkswagen has been involved as a company,” Mr. Browning said, adding that in Tennessee and Virginia, VWGoA has committed $7.5 million to support education from the elementary school level to top research facilities.

Northern Virginia Community College Officials

Officials from Northern Virginia Community College, a Partner in Education with VWGoA, attended the Washington Auto Show and thanked VWGoA for the partnership. L to R: Chuck McCarty, Gary Phares, George Bolash, and John Hicks.

You can see our commitment to communities wherever we have a major presence.

Corporate social responsibility is deeply embedded in the culture of our company.

In the three years since Volkswagen has been in Herndon, Va., employees have been actively involved in the community.

Employees have helped restore oysters to the Chesapeake Bay, volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fairfax County, rebuilt playgrounds at DC Public Schools, and walked, biked and run thousands of miles for area charities.

Whether it’s investments in local educational institutions or passionate volunteer work on the parts of our employees, Volkswagen has shown that we are truly at home in the Washington, DC area and everywhere the company does business.

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