DENVER – Ally Financial and Denver dealer Mike Shaw will make a charitable contribution to the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council. The presentation will take place at 3:00 p.m. (MST) at Shaw’s dealership, located at 1080 South Colorado Boulevard in Denver.
Shaw was recently named the 2012 national TIME Dealer of the Year out of a select group of dealers from across the United States. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service.
As part of this prestigious achievement, Ally will make a $10,000 donation in Shaw’s name to the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, the organization of his choice.
“Mike continues to have a tremendous impact on the vitality and strength of his community,” said Tim Russi, executive vice president of North American Auto Operations at Ally Financial. “We’re honored to recognize Mike and are truly inspired by the many important organizations he is involved with that serve the Denver community.”
For the past 17 years, Shaw has also been involved in other local community causes, such as the Boys & Girls Club of America, Urban League of Denver, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Colorado Aids Walk, Food Bank of the Rockies, American Cancer Society, Crime Stoppers and Executive Women International and Seniors Incorporated, to name a few.
“The Boy Scouts were instrumental in molding me and instilling my ethical and core values,” said Shaw. “It is such an honor to be recognized for giving back and impacting the lives of our future leaders in this way.”
A 1964 graduate of Weslaco High School in Weslaco, Texas, Shaw earned a degree in business management at Texas A&M University, where he was a distinguished military student and graduate. He later served as an officer in the U.S. Army and spent one year in Vietnam before returning home to resume his career in the automotive industry, where he worked before leaving for service.
Shaw has been an advisor or board member of the National Western Stock Show, St.Joseph Hospital Foundation, Denver Zoological Foundation, Texas State Aquarium and Kempe Foundation, as well as spearheading numerous fundraising events.
“I am a person who deeply cares about kids and their education. I am convinced the key to success is education, and thus, my commitment to kids and education is a driving force. I also believe that what you give, you get back tenfold,” said Shaw.
About Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC Inc.) is one of the world’s largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. Ally’s other business units include mortgage operations and commercial finance, and the company’s subsidiary, Ally Bank, offers retail banking products. With approximately $184 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2011, Ally operates as a bank holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @ally.