FORT WORTH, Texas, Mar 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMERICREDIT CORP. (NYSE: ACF) today announced selection of its primary
philanthropic initiatives, or "Signature Events," for 2010: March of
Dimes, Salvation Army and United Way. AmeriCredit's Canadian team
members will support the Salvation Army, United Way, and the Canadian
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
"AmeriCredit has always stressed the importance of giving back to the
community," said AmeriCredit President and CEO Dan Berce. "Our employees
generously give their time and resources to help out organizations that
assist those in need. We are proud of our employees and the success of
our community investment initiatives."
AmeriCredit's philanthropic initiatives were chosen based on employee
interest, breadth of communities and people served, and availability of
volunteer opportunities for its team members. The company has proudly
supported both the March of Dimes and United Way for 14 consecutive
years and Salvation Army for the last nine years in a row. In 2009,
AmeriCredit and its employees also supported dozens of local and
national charities through contributions of time and money.
To encourage employee participation in charitable organizations,
AmeriCredit offers team members eight hours of paid time off to
volunteer each quarter. The company also contributes to the nonprofit
agencies for which its employees volunteer. As part of its "Dollars for
Doers" program, AmeriCredit donates $5 for every hour, up to 50 hours
per year, that team members spend volunteering outside of work hours.
AmeriCredit Corp. is a leading independent automobile finance company
that provides financing solutions indirectly through auto dealers across
the United States. AmeriCredit has approximately 900,000 customers and
$9 billion in auto receivables. The Company was founded in 1992 and is
headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit www.americredit.com.
SOURCE: AmeriCredit Corp.
Caitlin DeYoung, 817-302-7394