Associates Helping Associates Reaches $2 Million Distribution Milestone

November 28, 2023

JM Family recently announced that its Associates Helping Associates (AHA) program has provided more than $2 million in on-the-spot financial assistance to 1,038 associates since its inception in 2006.

For more than 15 years, AHA has been providing much-needed immediate financial relief to associates facing unforeseen and significant life challenges. The program is funded by voluntary contributions from JM Family associates and provides support to associates going through financial hardship due to the loss of a loved one or damage to their home.

“I never thought I’d need AHA, but it allowed me to have a Celebration of Life for my mom,” said Allana Williams, JM Family associate and AHA recipient. “AHA has helped so many other associates, from the loss of a family member and helping with flights to a foreign country or aiding a family that’s lost their home due to a hurricane, flood or fire. Anything like that, that’s what this program is for. It’s the entire company coming together, helping [each other].”

While donations to the program are accepted at any time throughout the year, the annual AHA fundraising campaign, A Little Heart Goes a Long Way, takes place each February.

“Year after year, it is heartwarming to see our associates continue to support this initiative and one another,” said Lisa Davis, director of Corporate Community Impact. “We are grateful to our associates who make this program possible. It is because of their compassion and generosity that AHA will continue for many more years to come.”

About JM Family’s Corporate Community Impact
When he founded JM Family Enterprises, Inc. in 1968, Jim Moran instilled in the company the spirit of giving back as an integral part of who we are. We inspire action and engage our associates to strengthen the communities in which we live and work. We pursue that goal through support and volunteerism. We contribute our time and talent to impact diverse causes driven by our culture, associates and the community. JM Family’s Corporate Community Impact efforts are focused on three areas of giving – empowering families, promoting education and embracing the environment.

About JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with more than $20 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, Home Franchise Concepts®, Futura Title & Escrow and Rollease Acmeda. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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