NAPA, Calif. – AUL Corp. (AUL), one of the nation’s leading automotive Finance & Insurance (F&I) providers, just surpassed $1,000,000 in total charitable contributions, announced AUL President and CEO, Jimmy Atkinson. With the firm donating more than $150,000 in 2021 alone, AUL has doubled its corporate giving totals since 2019, when the firm eclipsed $500,000.
“Ever since our founding by Luis Nieves in 1990, giving back to the community has been one of AUL Corp’s core missions. As we’ve grown, we’ve looked for new and more impactful ways to give back to the communities in which we live and work. And while the pandemic and work from home mandates may have put our employee-led charitable giving committee on pause, the firm continues to increase its contributions and find new partners and causes to support,” stated Atkinson.“Through our national network of lender, dealer, and agent partners, we have extended our giving to causes local, regional and national in scope,” Atkinson added. Among AUL’s 2021 contributions was a $20,000 donation to Giving Hope in New Orleans, a non-profit focused on feeding, clothing, housing, and providing fellowship to those in need, in both the local New Orleans community, and around the world. “The generosity of companies such as AUL allows us to continue our mission of helping those most in need,” stated Alphonse Smith, Executive Director of Giving Hope in New Orleans.
AUL also donated $10,000 to Providence Queen of the Valley Foundation in its hometown of Napa, California, where funds will be utilized to help support the expansion of the hospital’s emergency services. “We are immensely grateful for the generous support from AUL over the years, especially this year as we continue to care for patients and our community members during the pandemic,” said Elaine John, the Foundation’s CEO. "The Queen’s Emergency Department serves 30,000 patients or more annually. Generous companies like AUL help to ensure that all have access to the best care close to home – even during the toughest of times.” AUL is also a regular contributor to many local Napa charities including Hands Across the Valley, Share the Care, CASA, Boys and Girls Club, 4H, and Molly’s Angels.