SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Mackey Auto Group recently donated $30,000 to Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s education program, which serves approximately 50,000 students throughout the Capital Region annually.
The contribution marks the beginning of a five-year campaign as part of Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love event.
“Our education program has grown exponentially over the past five years. This generous gift will help us reach even more students and children with free and engaging arts programming like SPAC’s Learning Library, our Classical Kids program, and dance workshops with New York City Ballet and National Dance Institute. We are grateful to Mackey Auto Group for not only their generous donation, but for their belief in the transformative power of arts education,” said Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in a press release.
“SPAC’s commitment to education and community clearly aligns with everything that the Subaru brand stands for,” added Chris Mackey, Mackey Auto Group managing member. “Putting the community first and selling cars and trucks second has been part of Mackey Auto Group’s ethos since the beginning. We truly believe in the vision that SPAC has for the future and know that this funding will have a huge impact on access to arts education throughout the region.”
During the holiday season, Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from Saratoga Subaru from Nov. 19, 2020, through Jan.4, 2021. Saratoga Subaru, part of Mackey Auto Group, contributed an additional $50 in funds for a total donation of $300 per vehicle. For more information on Saratoga Subaru’s commitment to the Subaru Share the Love Event, visit https://www.saratogasubaru.com/subaru-love-promise.htm.
Mackey Auto Group currently owns and operates two auto dealerships in Saratoga Springs, – Saratoga Ford and Saratoga Subaru, along with commercial, vintage, and performance vehicle divisions. Chris Mackey and his son Christopher purchased the two dealerships in February 2019. In July 2020, the pair purchased Middlebury Chevrolet in Vermont, the first addition to their growing dealership group.
The Mackey family has more than 35 years of experience leading one of the region’s largest dealership groups.