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Chicagoland Dealers Care can match dealers' charity funding

August 19, 2011
Illinois charities, already struggling in a weak economy, face added fiscal pressures caused by delinquent state funding. Dealer members of the CATA can turn to the association for supplemental help via Chicagoland Dealers Care.
The 3-year-old program provides up to $1,500 in matching grants to supplement a dealer’s contributions to local charities. Grant requests can be for a variety of causes: academic programs, cultural arts, performing arts, medical research, and even humanitarian needs.
As a part of the program, the CATA also continues in its partnership with NBC 5 Chicago to spotlight the positive things that new-car dealers do regularly in their communities.
Some initiatives have been developed into 15-second spots broadcast on NBC 5, and all are trumpeted on the CATA’s weekly radio show, “Drive Chicago,” at 8 a.m. Saturdays on WLS 890 AM; and on the association’s website,
To discuss this program in more detail, contact the CATA’s Sandi Potempa at (630) 424-6065 or