The Chrysler Foundation loves to seek out and fund great causes all around the world—whether those causes relate directly to the business or are simply charitable. The most recent Chrysler donations did a little of both, as they helped fund the FIRST Robotics teams in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Chrysler committed over $230,000 to help kids in grades 7-12 compete in FIRST competitions and challenges.
“Chrysler Group’s ability to compete and succeed in the future depends in part upon our ability to maintain the pipeline of students that pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers,” said John Nigro, Head of NAFTA Product Development for Chrysler. “The real-world experience that students gain through their participation in FIRST is invaluable in preparing students for the future.”
As Nigro points out, the grants both improve a number of kids’ lives and also improve the Chrysler Group and the entire world by extension. They gave out 47 total grants, ranging from $750 to $5000, and that money will go toward helping the teams prepare for competition.
The spirit of competition, fair play, and hard work that Chrysler hopes to foster in these teams is the same spirit that imbues all of the Group’s current employees. That’s why the Chrysler Group creates some of the greatest vehicles in the world—and why they will continue to do so. Come see us at Shuman CDJR to see them all yourself.