Proceeds Help Fund Mission
Pontiac, Mich.– The auction of the first 2015 edition Chevrolet Corvette Stingray equipped with an 8-speed automatic, donated by General Motors, raised $400,000 to support CARE House of Oakland County's child abuse treatment and prevention programs.
This Corvette Stingray was sold at the Seventh Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector-Car Auction in September, but its sale was not announced to CARE House supporters until October 25th, at the organization's CARE Night fundraiser. It was the first car of its kind to be sold with the new-for-2015 8-speed automatic transmission. The white Corvette Stingray coupe, VIN No. 001 tied as the highest auction result for the day with a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador.
The CARE Night Charity Ball event was held at the General Motors Heritage Center. General Motors Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Customer Experience, Alicia Boler-Davis co-chaired the event, along with Lisa Payne, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Taubman Centers, Inc.
"Thanks to the generosity of General Motors and Alicia's advocacy for CARE House we will be able to move our mission forward within our local communities to the people who need it most: the children," said Pat Rosen, executive director of CARE House. "Alicia so graciously donated her time and efforts to this event, alongside Lisa Payne, helping to make it the most successful event fundraising effort in CARE House's history."
With a crowd of 300 the CARE Night Charity Ball raised $700,000 toward the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Oakland County thanks to ticket-buyers, generous sponsors and the Corvette Stingray auction.
Matt Friedman or Maggie Sisco