Community Partnerships

Modern Makes a Difference

At Modern Automotive, we understand that our success comes from our customers. So it’s only natural we want to give back to the communities that have helped us grow from one dealership in 1933, to sixteen across North Carolina.

If you would like to submit a sponsorship or donation request, please email ModernMakesADifference@modernauto.com and please provide as much information as possible.

Modern’s Partners in the Community

Our Newest Partner:

Thunderbirds Carolina

Presenting Partner

The Carolina Thunderbirds is the area’s only professional hockey team. Professional ice hockey has been a part of the Winston-Salem community on and off since 1973 when the Polar Twins played in the Southern Hockey League. The city last saw a full time tenant during the 2008-09 hockey season. Winston- Salem based teams have all averaged a minimum of 1100 fans a game. There is also a strong youth hockey, college club and other ice users programs present in the Triad.

www.carolinathunderbirds.com


United Way

Over 1.2 Million Dollars in Employee and Corporate Donations since 2000

The United Way is focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health.

www.unitedwaync.org


Walk MS

Title Sponsor of Walk MS Greater Carolinas Chapter since 2004

Walk MS® brings you together with our community of passionate people to connect and raise funds to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.


Bowman Gray Stadium

Bowman Gray Pace Car Sponsor since 1998

NASCAR’s longest-running weekly race track. Weekly races include the modified, sportsman, street stock and stadium stock divisions, April through August.

www.bowmangrayracing.com


WSSU

Official Car Company of WSSU Athletics since 2012

Winston-Salem State University’s department of athletics offers a comprehensive intercollegiate athletic program for all students fielding teams in men’s and women’s cross country, women’s track and field, football, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, softball baseball, as well as bowling. Varsity and junior varsity cheerleading also function within the department as athletic teams.

www.wssurams.com


Optimist Soccer

Soccer & Field & Hockey Title Sponsor since 2008

Optimist Soccer has been the leader in youth soccer in Winston-Salem for over 30 years. Optimist Field Hockey is the only field hockey program in Winston-Salem.

www.wsoptimist.com


Kiwanis Pancake Day

Title Sponsor since 2012

The Pancake Jamboree is a fundraising event for the Twin City Kiwanis Club. All proceeds benefit their youth programs that help children thrive, prosper and reach their full potential.

twin-city.kiwanisone.org


Hispanic League

Sponsor of Fiesta and Spanish Nite

Established in 1992 to foster diversity and raise awareness by serving as a liaison between the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities. The Hispanic League is a 501©3 non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health and multicultural understanding.

www.hispanicleague.org


March of Dimes

Providing Transportation for March for Babies since 2011

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March for Babies is a fundraising walk event to help more babies be born healthy

https://www.marchofdimes.org/


The Shephards Center

Sponsor of the Annual Used Book Sale

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem is an interfaith ministry that promotes and supports successful aging by providing direct services, volunteer opportunities, and enrichment programs for older adults.

www.shepherdscenter.org


American Red Cross

Presenting Sponsor of the Give Me Shelter Gala since 2012

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world

www.redcross.org


PEA

Silver Sponsor of the Piedmont Earth Day Fair

Piedmont Environmental Alliance inspires people to make choices that protect and restore the environment. Earth Day Fair is the event for celebrating sustainability and green living in the region, with great food and music, activities for adults and kids, and wonderful exhibitors and sponsors.

www.peanc.org


MDA

Sponsor of the Muscle Walk since 2010

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals – and the families who love them – from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. Muscle Walk gives the opportunity to unite around a cause that binds us together and celebrate all the stars in our lives – supporters, caregivers, friends and family – who make this journey possible.

www.mda.org


Senior Services

Helping Meals on Wheels Volunteers deliver meals since 2012

Senior Services help older adults remain at home for as long as possible and to help them live with dignity. With concern for those who care for senior adults, they also help caregivers through services and education that will benefit them.

www.seniorservicesinc.org


Riverwood

Premier Sponsor since 2011

Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center provides quality, professional equine assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs. Equine assisted activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well-being.

riverwoodtrc.org


Indo Us Cultural

The Indo-US Cultural Association serves as a bridge between Indians and local American community and serves as a platform for local Indian families to connect with Indian culture. Through celebration of festivals especially Diwali, children and adults displayed their talents and exposed Indian art to their American friends.


Art in the park
Presenting Sponsor since 2013

Art in the Park is a six month series of juried outdoor fine art & craft shows in Blowing Rock, NC. 90 artisans at each show showcasing their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

blowingrock.com/artinthepark


Carolina Z club

The Carolina Z Club is where Z/G/GT-R enthusiasts of the Carolinas come together since 1995 to enjoy cars and make friends while being diverse and inclusive in all aspects of the Club.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Sponsor for Bowl4Kids

For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has provided children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

www.bbbs.org


Arts Council

Sponsor of the Spring Arts Extravaganza since 2014

Arts Extravaganza in collaboration with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System features the best artwork from elementary, middle schools and high schools in the system, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media.
The Arts Council enriches the quality of life for people in Winston-Salem and neighboring communities by raising funds for the arts, advocating for the arts, sponsoring events in conjunction with other arts organizations, providing educational opportunities strengthening cultural resources, developing social capital, and aiding economic development.

intothearts.org


High School Sponsorships

Ashe County High School, Avery County High School, Concord High School, Cox Mill High School, Davie County High School, Hickory High School, Hough High School, North Stokes High School, Reagan High School, and Watauga High School


Character Courage Loyalty

Little League Sponsorships

East Surry Little League, King Little League, Lake Norman Little League, and North Forsyth Little League


PYFCL

Piedmont Youth Football & Cheer League Sponsorships

Pfafftown Packers Winston-Salem Tiny Indians


Arts for life

Spoonful of Sugar Sponsorship

Arts For Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts education and engagement. By providing educational arts programs, they enrich patients’ lives, nurture their minds and spirits, and encourage positive healthcare experiences for children and their families. Arts For Life helps children in four communities across North Carolina.

www.artsforlifenc.org


The Cares Project

The CARes Project

The Cares Project serves low and moderate-income, credit-challenged, working adults in Forsyth, Davie, and Davidson counties. With a Cares Project loan, clients can buy a quality used car with a warranty, build their credit score, and learn how to manage their money.

www.thecaresproject.org


These are just a few examples of Modern’s proud partnership and commitment to doing our part where we live and work. So when you purchase, trade or service your vehicle at any one of our dealerships, you can be assured that your business with us is contributing to Modern Making a Difference for you.