Giving back to the community and those in need has been part of the fiber and foundation of the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group since it first opened its doors in 1993, and this year, the family of luxury auto dealerships in Massachusetts and New Hampshire reached the milestone of $1.5 million in all-time donations. With commitments to a variety of nonprofits, including local shelters, Toys for Tots and Boston Children’s Hospital, Lyon-Waugh has contributed more than $115,000 to charity in 2014 alone.
The list of nonprofit and community organizations that have benefited from Lyon-Waugh’s 21 years of support and generosity is long and diverse, ranging from local schools to the Alzheimer’s Association to the girl-empowerment group Girls Inc. Lyon-Waugh co-founders Bud Lyon, Bill Currie and Warren Waugh donated more than $100,000 to the construction of the Torigian Family YMCA in Peabody, Mass., while the auto group’s first dealership, BMW of Peabody, has raised more than $300,000 for the Susan G. Komen breast-cancer organization during 11 years of the annual Ultimate Drive Campaign. In recent years, Lyon-Waugh has also directed another $100,000 toward computers and other technology for the City of Peabody school district.
“If you don’t outreach and engage with the community where your business is based, then you will never truly understand your customers and you’ll miss out on the opportunity to strengthen the well-being of your neighbors,” said Warren Waugh. “The Lyon-Waugh Auto Group has been very fortunate during our more than two decades of existence, and because of that, we consider giving back to those in need an essential responsibility.”
Lyon-Waugh’s propensity for giving is carrying on this holiday season at Acura of Peabody, the group’s second dealership established in 1994. Through the end of the year, the Massachusetts Acura dealership will match 10 percent of each customer’s service bill with a donation to Boston Children’s Hospital. lyonwaugh.com