CarMax Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to AbilityFirst
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 5, 2009

CarMax Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to AbilityFirst

AbilityFirst receives a  $10,000 check from The CarMax Foundation. Pictured at CarMax in Inglewood are  (L-R): Andy Thalken, CarMax Location General Manager; Monique Watts,  AbilityFirst Harry A. Mier Center Associate Director; Dennis Hayes, CarMax  Purchasing Manager; Lori Gangemi, AbilityFirst President and CEO; and John  Stokes, CarMax Location General Manager. 

CarMax, Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of used cars has awarded AbilityFirst a $10,000 grant through its CarMax Foundation Regional Giving Program. The grant will be used for AbilityFirst’s After School Enrichment Program, offered at seven AbilityFirst community centers including the Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood. The centers serve more than 400 children with developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. “We appreciate this generous donation from The CarMax Foundation. This funding will help children with disabilities continue to expand their possibilities and secure a better future,” said Lori Gangemi, president and CEO of AbilityFirst.

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