VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC. RECOGNIZED FOR DISTINCTION IN CORPORATE SERVICE BY THE TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL
May 15, 2017
HERNDON, VA (May 15, 2017) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service, has honored the company with its Distinction in Corporate Service Award. The accolade recognizes Volkswagen’s commitment to preserving the National Mall’s rich history and improving the visitor experience. Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday.
“It has been a privilege for Volkswagen and our dedicated employees to support the Trust for the National Mall in its mission to restore one of America’s greatest landmarks,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, CEO of the North American Region, Volkswagen. “Preserving the Mall is an important way for Volkswagen to give back and show our commitment to America, and we are proud of what we have accomplished together.”
“It is with gratitude that the Trust for the National Mall honors Volkswagen Group of America with the first-ever Distinction in Corporate Service Award for its generosity,” said Catherine Townsend, President and CEO of the Trust for the National Mall. “The commitment and engagement demonstrated by Volkswagen is a leading example of the visibility and impact major contributions can make in support of a more functional, welcoming and sustainable National Mall.”
Volkswagen announced its corporate sponsorship of the Trust for the National Mall in 2013, committing $10 million in national and grassroots initiatives dedicated to maintaining and improving the grounds of the National Mall. Volkswagen’s donation helped fund the restoration of Constitution Gardens and curate the award-winning redesign of the Washington Monument grounds at Sylvan Theater.
Additionally, over the years, Volkswagen employee volunteers have dedicated hundreds of hours to clean-up to beautify the National Mall following annual Independence Day celebrations, through the Trust’s Corporate Days of Service program. In August 2011, Volkswagen Group of America also made a $1 million contribution to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation for the construction of that memorial.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Touareg vehicles through about 652 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
About the Trust for the National Mall
Celebrating ten years of partnership with the National Park Service, the Trust for the National Mall is dedicated to sustainably restoring, improving and preserving the National Mall for present and future generations. Stretching from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, the beloved but well-worn National Mall hosts 36 million visits each year but requires more than $840 million in deferred maintenance and needed upgrades. This public-private partnership is a model for bringing critical resources to the National Mall, home to the enduring symbols of our democracy. Learn more at www.nationalmall.org, and find us on Facebook (@NationalMall), Twitter (@TheNationalMall), and Instagram (@TheNationalMall).
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