Manheim Seattle Makes Donation to Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust; Wins Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup
In conjunction with a new internal program focused on sustainable business practices, Manheim Seattle announced Thursday it has made a donation to the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust.
In an effort to reinforce their commitment to support local green efforts, the $12,500 gift is made in conjunction with the first-ever Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup, an internal program that recognizes Manheim field locations for implementing sustainable business practices, the company explained.
Manheim Seattle, the program winner, was awarded $12,500 to donate to a local environmental nonprofit and selected Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as the recipient.
“We’re thrilled to receive this great contribution from Manheim Seattle and Cox Enterprises, which comes at a very exciting time in our history,” said Cynthia Welti, executive director of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. “A gift like this really bolsters our ability to do the work at the core of our mission. The funds will be put to good use this year out in the Mountains to Sound Greenway.”
Manheim Seattle was selected as the program winner for its environmental accomplishments that included developing a holistic recycling program, supporting wetland development and creating partnerships with customers to promote green activities, Manheim said.
The auction’s donation will be used to fund community projects such as road, trail and recreational access improvements in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley and completion of a new, family-safe trail to the top of Mailbox Peak.
“Our employees take conservation seriously,” said Ray Priest, Manheim Seattle general manager. “When the Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup was announced, our team was so excited to participate and highlight their efforts to support local conservation. I’m so proud of our team and delighted to offer Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust funding to support their valuable conservation work.”
Highlighting the background of the program, The Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup was established just last year “and is designed to motivate Cox companies to challenge each other through environmental efforts in and around their locations.”