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Auto Dealers Top $100,000 in Donations to Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh
for Immediate Release

Left to Right: David Amati, Ph.D.; Lisa McIntyre, i-Heart Media; Joey Thurby Jr., Thurby’s Riverside Ford; Mark Smail, Smail Auto Group; Tom LaFrankie, Benson Lincoln; Adam Baer, Budd Baer, Inc.; Fred Furia, Laurel Valley Motors; Dan Wind, Woltz & Wind Ford; Bill Mohler Jr., Sendell Motors; Mark Giaquinto, Chairman of the RMHC Board; Matthew Diehl, Diehl Automotive; Eleanor Reigel, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc.; Mike Engle, Jim Shorkey Auto Group; John Putzier, CEO, GPADA; Barbara Petti, PNC Dealer Finance; Bruce Kaplan, Shoots & Scores, LLC.

The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association (GPADA) topped the $100,000 mark in contributions to the Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh by donating $25,000 at their recent Annual Meeting at the Rivers Club. This marks the 5th year of donations by the GPADA and its Foundation, as part of a cross-promotion with McDonalds for the annual Pittsburgh International Auto Show.

CEO, John Putzier said that “the GPADA is proud to partner with McDonalds and the RMH Pittsburgh by having McDonalds offer $2 discount coupons for the auto show on the back of every McDonald’s receipt for several weeks leading up to the show.” In exchange for this promotion, the GPADA has been able to “give back” to McDonalds through the Ronald McDonald House, and this year’s $25,000 contribution pushed their total contributions to over $100,000!