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JM Family Enterprises Inc. Partners with United Way of Broward County to Raise Record-Breaking Funds for its Mission

More than 750 associates contributed donations totaling $533,822

JM Family Enterprises Inc. is pleased to share the results of its Making Waves with United Way campaign, which supports United Way of Broward County. More than 750 employees raised $533,822 as part of the annual donation drive which took place from August 14 – September 1. This is the largest amount of money raised in the nearly 25 year history of the campaign and a $72,150 increase over last year’s total. 

“We’re so proud to partner with the JM Family team once again to raise crucial funds with this campaign,” said Kathleen Cannon, President & CEO of United Way of Broward County. “The goal was to make this fun and inclusive for all associates – every dollar matters.” 

JM Family associates were offered an array of incentives for raising the funds. For example, employees who donated a certain amount were issued “ride passes” for an inflatable, mechanical surfboard -- known as the Turbo Surf machine -- that was stationed at the JM Family office entrance.

Other prizes for those employees who donated included raffle tickets, “jeans day” stickers, iPads, FitBits, DeLonghi Coffee Systems and Go Pros. The top prize was a trip on Gallant Lady boats - a fishing trip or brunch cruise for the selected associates and six guests. 

"For the eighth year in a row, we experienced record support for our annual United Way giving campaign, with JM Family associates generously donating in excess of $530,000 of their hard-earned dollars to help create a stronger South Florida," said Colin Brown, chairman and CEO of JM Family Enterprises. "We are hopeful that the funds generated as part of this year's campaign will have a positive ripple effect toward the community's most critical needs."

Funds raised from the campaign will be used for United Way of Broward County’s programs including financial stability, emergency needs, improving people’s health, substance abuse prevention, youth success and the veteran assistance program. 

United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for more than 75 years. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $14.9 billion automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 55 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 19th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has more than 4,200 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; and JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.

About JM Family Corporate Philanthropy

Founded in 1968 by automotive legend Jim Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is committed to continuing his guiding philosophy of giving back to the communities where our associates live and work. By sharing time, talents and resources, we keep his spirit alive and cultivate something significant and lasting – stronger families and stronger communities. JM Family's corporate philanthropy is focused on four areas of giving – empowering families and nurturing children, providing for essential needs, promoting education and preserving our environment. Our philanthropic mission is to be a leader in corporate citizenship, and through strategic utilization of our resources, improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work.