The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.

Learn more about the Subaru love promise by reading below or visiting our NJ dealership. Burke Subaru is more than just providing better care, better service, and better pricing; it's about making a difference in others' lives for the better.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.


Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.


It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts


In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.


We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Burke Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

We believe in making the world a better place. That's why we build fuel-efficient vehicles in eco-friendly plants. That's why, over the past 20 years, we've donated more than 50 million dollars to causes we all care about, and our employees have logged more than 28,000 volunteer hours. And that's why we created the Subaru Love Promise. It's a pledge to do right by the communities in which we all live and work. We've signed it at Burke Subaru, and throughout the country, oher retailers are doing the same. This is our promise to continue making a positive impact in the world and our neighborhoods.

Humane Society of Ocean City, NJ, Beacon Animal Rescue
The Wetlands Institute, Get In Gear for D&L Trail
Get In Gear for Scholarships, Middle Township High School Baseball Team, Historic Cold Spring Village Living History Museum
Cape May County Chamber, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #44, Avalon Lions Club, AMVETS Post #21, Lazarus House, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lower Township Little League, Cape Express Soccer Club, Habitat of Humanity of Cape May County
Volunteers in Medicine, Holy Redeemer Home Care & Hospice, American Cancer Society , Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

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Love Promise Stories from Burke Subaru

Subaru and Burke Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Burke Promise Supports Avalon Lions Club  –  Sue W

The Avalon Lions Club donates to 15 Cape May County charities during the July-July fiscal year. We fundraise to meet the needs of these 15 charities, however, having outside donations helps us to add additional charities. The Avalon Lions Club was one of four charities chosen for round 2 of the Burke Promise donations. We have placed a check we received from Burke Motor Group into our charity account to continue to serve the needs of local 501(c)(3) organizations. Thank you for the donation!

Burke Promise Supports Humane Society of OC  –  Jim W

The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) is a 501(c)3 corporation, consisting of a "no kill" animal shelter, and a full-service veterinary clinic. HSOC also provides animal control services for the city of Ocean City. Along with several other local nonprofit organizations, HSOC was part of the first Burke Promise charity group of 2019. Customers purchasing a vehicle from Burke could designate one of these organizations to receive a portion of the proceeds of the sale as a donation. The generous donation we received from Burke, based on customers' choices, allowed us to purchase a much-needed van to replace the old and deteriorating van we owned at that time. The reliability and safety of a new vehicle provided HSOC with increased travel range, which allowed us to rescue dozens of dogs from kill shelters all over the state of NJ. We were also able to partner with a rescue agency in Puerto Rico which flew several dogs that had been displaced by Hurricane Maria to Philadelphia International Airport, where we picked them up. In addition, the van has become an integral part of our community outreach program and our emergency evacuation plans. We would like to thank Burke Motor Group and their amazing customers for supporting the HSOC.

Coffee with Cops at Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru welcomed the Middle Township Police Department and members of the community for our second annual Coffee with Cops event. This gave local citizens a chance to chat with members of the police department and get to know one another or express concerns. Officers shared that this event by far had the largest attendance they've ever seen for a Coffee with Cops event, even surpassing the amount of attendees at last year's event at Burke. Along with coffee, event attendees enjoyed a gourmet breakfast complete with a waffle station, and received complimentary Burke Subaru coffee tumblers. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru was happy to host our community members and support our local law enforcement.

Burke Subaru Supports Community Charities  –  David C

On behalf of the A.O.H., I wish to thank and Burke Subaru for allowing us to participate in the Burke Promise Initiative. We are very excited to be one of the four inaugural charities to be selected. Through your generous support we can continue to assist groups like Caring for Kids and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission (ACRM) among others. I have a great story to share with you. Soon after our luncheon at Burke, I spoke to a woman named Lyn. She is one of those served by ACRM. I had met her a few times previously. She's in her mid-20's and a survivor of extreme lifelong sexual and physical abuse. As we spoke, she was very enthusiastic and told me she had already received her Christmas present. When I asked what it was, she told me that through the assistance of the ACRM she was able to be placed in a motel room. She broke down as she told me she would now be able to cook her own meals as she now had a kitchen in her room and her own bathroom and shower. Arrangements were made for transportation to doctor and counseling visits to help her get her life back together. But best of all, since she was no longer homeless, she could now regain custody of her daughter from foster care! Agencies like Caring for Kids also help families with programs like Parents as Teachers where certified counselors provider in-home assistance for parents, parenting classes and special programs aimed at helping parents enhance their ability to care for children. Clients come through referrals from other organizations, hospitals, social service agencies and word of mouth. We support them through diaper drives, with food and formula, and financial assistance So, we are indeed very grateful to Burke and Subaru for your generosity and support. The donations we receive through the Burke Promise Initiative will provide much needed help and assistance to a good number of local individuals and families in our community. It is with your help that we are able to achieve this goal. Thank you once again and may you have a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

Burke Promise in Action  –  William A

As recipients of the efforts of the Burke Subaru Promise, we were able to purchase a used mini bus with a wheelchair lift for our Post's Veterans, our oldest member is 99. We will be using this bus to transport homebound local Veterans to special events in the County and abroad, that may have a significant meaning to Veterans. At some point we plan to visit different Memorial and sites outside the State. We still have around half of the money we received in the bank for transportation expenses related to the bus. Our Post was happy to be a part of the Burke Subaru Breast Cancer walk team. We raised $500 in donations and they matched it! We feel privileged to be associated with Burke Subaru and their Community Efforts. They make us feel like we are really a part of the family. We plan to support any event or fundraiser within our means.

Over $30,000 Raised for Burke Promise Initiative  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru was proud to present four checks to the local charitable organizations who received donations from round two of our Burke Promise initiative - Avalon Lions Club, Beacon Animal Rescue, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #44 and Holy Redeemer Health System of NJ Shore. In our inaugural year of our Burke Promise initiative, we exceeded our goal and raised over $30,000 to donate on our customers’ behalves back to our community. We also welcomed our next round of donation recipients - Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Cape Hope and Heroes on the Water - South Jersey. As part of the Burke Promise, for every vehicle purchased, we will make a donation to one of four charitable organizations chosen by our customers. The night also consisted of a gourmet catered buffet dinner. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru is happy to assist with these organizations’ amazing work in our community!

Burke Has Holiday Lunch with Burke Promise Groups  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru recently held a Holiday Luncheon for its staff members to celebrate the season. A catered lunch was provided, as well as a cake and gifts for all staff members. Also in attendance were representatives from each local organization that the Burke Promise has assisted: Humane Society of Ocean City, Lazarus House, Ancient Order of Hibernians, American Veterans Post #21, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44, Avalon Lions Club, Beacon Animal Rescue, and Holy Redeemer Home Care & Hospice. We welcomed these groups to come meet the Burke staff members that help make the donations to their organizations possible, and to remind our staff members that their jobs are making an impact in our local community.

Sensory-friendly Santa Visits Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru recently hosted its first ever Sensory-friendly Santa event, the only event of its kind in Cape May County. We welcomed children of all ages and abilities and their family members (even the furry ones!) to visit with Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Guests also enjoyed complimentary cookies, hot chocolate and Subaru-themed gifts - teddy bears for the kids, and magnetic photo frames for the parents. A great time was had by all. Keeping our mission through the Burke Promise and our dedication to the community, Burke Subaru was more than happy to welcome our local community members into our "home" for this special event to celebrate the season.

Burke Subaru Shares The Love with Habitat  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru and Habitat for Humanity Cape May recently teamed up to "Share the Love" in Cape May County by hosting a free, family-friendly "Stud Party." Guests in attendance got creative and decorated actual wooden framing studs with artwork, blessings and messages for our next Habitat homeowners. The night included complimentary dinner and Subaru-themed giveaways. Habitat for Humanity Cape May is the hometown charitable organization Burke Subaru is supporting during the Share The Love event. Habitat works to create safe, sustainable and affordable housing for low-income families. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru is committed to helping Habitat build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in our local community.

Burke Subaru Goes to the Dogs (and Cats!)  –  Francey B

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Burke Subaru teamed up with Beacon Animal Rescue to host a successful adoption event with complimentary dinner, gifts, and some adorable, adoptable cats, kittens and dogs. Beacon received a large amount of adoption applications throughout the night, in hopes to place the animals in their furever homes. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke also donated pet food to Beacon to take back to the shelter. The pet food was collected from our community during Subaru Loves Pets month.

Burke Supports Love of Linda During Grand Opening  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated pre-owed showroom on Saturday, Oct. 26. During the event, guests enjoyed complimentary lunch from a local food truck, giveaways and a live radio broadcast. Additionally, for every vehicle sold that day, Burke vowed to make a donation to the Love of Linda Cancer Fund, a local non-profit organization that financially assists Cape May County cancer patients. Burke is excited to share that we raised $1,200 for Love of Linda! Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke is more than happy to help this organization assist local patients in our community.

MTHS Baseball Team Holds Car Wash at Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Burke Subaru was happy to host the Middle Township High School Baseball Team for a car wash fundraiser. The Panthers worked hard cleaning cars for four hours straight, and ended up raising a record total of $1,150 for their team!

Burke Promise Initiative Helps Rescue Pups  –  Francey B

The Burke Subaru family recently met some pups that our Burke Promise initiative has helped rescue and find their fur-ever homes – Einstein, Levi, Tyler and Mia! In June, the Humane Society of Ocean City, NJ put out a call of action to purchase a new transport vehicle. With the help of the Burke Promise initiative and many generous supporters, the Humane Society was able to purchase a 2018 Ford Transit Cargo Van. Since then, they have transferred over 20 dogs from other overcrowded shelters in New Jersey. In addition, they have helped several dogs that were abandoned on the beach in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria that ripped through the island two years ago, including Levi. He suffered from a back injury and skin issues, and was nursed back to health through the skill and dedication of the Humane Society staff. The van has also been used on several local animal rescue calls, including a black crow, Badger, who was found with a fishing hook stuck in his bill and undernourished. The Humane Society's veterinarian staff and animal control officer were able to assist Badger and set him free.

Burke Subaru Participates in Making Strides Walk  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru Participates in Annual Making Strides WalkOn Sunday, Oct. 13, team Burke Subaru participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk held in Ocean City, NJ. The three-mile walk took place along the Ocean City Boardwalk. Leading up to the event, our team raised funds to be donated to the American Cancer Society and assist in the fight against breast cancer. In total, we raised $1,052, which Burke matched to result in a $2,104 donation to the American Cancer Society.

Burke Subaru Hosts Annual Get In Gear Event  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru recently hosted its 10th annual Get In Gear Exceptional Bike N’ Stroll Experience. During the event, participants can either bike, walk, run or drive to 86 local participating merchants and take advantage of complimentary offerings totaling $200+. Participants also receive premier welcome gifts and coupons that extend well beyond event day. This year, we had a record 320 participants from all over the Tri-state Area and beyond – some even traveled as long as four hours one way! All proceeds from the event benefit local scholarships as well as other community endeavors. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke will also be donating funds from this year’s event to Debt Angels of Cape May County, Cub Scout Pack 65, and the rail trails in Pennsylvania through the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

Burke Subaru Holds Alex’s Lemonade Stand  –  Francey B

On a warm summer day in Cape May County, Burke Subaru helped the community cool off by hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand event. Visitors enjoyed sweet lemonade, complimentary hot dogs, Subaru-themed gifts and a live broadcast with 97.3 ESPN's Pete Thompson for a small donation. Local Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Hero Ambassador Shannon Staino and her children were in attendance assisting with the event. In total, Burke Subaru raised $570 which will be donated to the foundation to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke is happy to support the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Burke Subaru Holds Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show  –  Francey B

On Saturday, July 13, Burke Subaru held its 5th Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show to benefit local Veterans. The event featured 200 beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles on display and 1,200 attendees, along with live music, vendors, a BBQ and Rita’s Water Ice. Trophies were awarded for Best In Show, Best Motorcycle and Top 10. Thanks to our participants and donors, Burke Subaru was able to present AMVETS Post #21 with a check for $6,350!

Burke Subaru's Burke Promise Check Presentation  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru was proud to present four checks totaling $15,810 to the local charitable organizations who received donations from our first round of the Burke Promise Initiative – AMVETS Post #21, Lazarus House Ministries, Humane Society of Ocean City and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Burke Subaru also welcomed our next round of donation recipients – Avalon Lions, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #44, Beacon Animal Rescue and Holy Redeemer Health System. As part of the Burke Promise, for every vehicle purchased we will make a donation to one of four charitable organizations chosen by our customers. The night also consisted of a gourmet catered buffet dinner. Burke Subaru is happy to assist with these organizations’ amazing work in our community!

Burke Subaru Awards Local Scholarship  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru was proud to recently present Lower Cape May Regional High School Senior Isabella Garagozzo with the Burke Promise Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually in honor of Raymond M. Burke, Jr. to a local graduating senior who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and plans on attending a 4 or 2 year college with a focus in business management. The funds are intended to assist the student with his or her higher education costs.

Burke Subaru Helps Keep Local Trails/Rivers Clean  –  Francey B

While cycling on the rail trails in Pennsylvania, Burke Subaru’s Director of Special Events & Community Relations, Francey Burke, hatched a unique community service project which Burke is hoping will alleviate some of the litter issues along the trails and rivers. Husband and Subaru Dealer Owner, Dave Burke, and also avid fisherman, often mentions he sees debris along the river beds, so Francey had custom labels designed and printed and personally attached them to bait containers in area tackle shops. The labels read, “Hey Fishers! Keep our rivers and streams clean – please dispose of your bait containers and any other refuse in the proper receptable. The fish and wildlife will thank you,” as a friendly reminder to fishers.

Burke Subaru Gives Check to Habitat for Humanity  –  Francey B

For Subaru’s 2018 Share The Love campaign, Burke Subaru selected Habitat for Humanity as our hometown charity. Through the dedication and hard work of the Burke Subaru staff, we were proud to recently present Habitat for Humanity Cape May with a donation of $7,253 raised through the campaign! Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru is happy to give back to our community by supporting Habitat for Humanity.

Burke Subaru Hosts Women’s Only Network  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru was pleased to host the Women’s Only Network (WON) monthly event for April. WON meets once a month in different local venues to network and socialize with other women in the community. The women of WON enjoyed a gourmet catered dinner and listened to meteorologist Dan Skeldon speak about local weather patterns and concerns. The women also brought in donations of cosmetics and health care supplies for CARA, a local shelter for women and their children. Appropriately, the women received Burke Subaru umbrellas as their gift for attending the event. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru is excited to host more WON events in the future!

Middle Township Pink Panthers Visit Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru recently welcomed the Middle Township Middle School Pink Panthers, a girls group that focuses on women’s empowerment. President of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Vicki Clark spoke to the girls about her background and how she reached the position she is in today. She stressed the value of women and shared that education is key. The girls also enjoyed a catered dinner of hoagies, chips, cookies, and brownies, and a visit to Burke Subaru’s service center. The girls took home special pink totes as gifts for their visit to Burke. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru looks forward to hosting the Pink Panthers for another event next year!

Burke Subaru Attends Local Earth Day Celebration  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru recently attended the Cape May County Zoo’s Earth Day Celebration event with a new Subaru vehicle display. Burke Subaru shared information on Subaru’s “Love the Earth” campaign and Crosstrek Hybrid vehicle. Additionally, Burke Subaru distributed Subaru-themed reusable grocery bags with a special Earth Day logo.

Burke Subaru Creates State-of-the-art Playground  –  Francey B

Just in time for little league season, Middle Township Public Works has installed a brand new sign at the play area at the Davies Sports Complex! Back in 2002, as Francey Burke picked her son Ryan up from summer camp, it was brought to her attention that there were too many kids and too few swings at the Goshen Road play area. "Mom, I think you can do something about this!" Ryan said. Thus began operation new playground, in which 9-year-old Ryan and Burke Subaru spearheaded the funding, design and installation of the project. Through Burke Subaru's efforts, a brand new state-of-the-art playground was built in just 6 months, and open to children soon after. Since then, thousands of children in our community have enjoyed the playground, which is still in excellent shape today! Pictured from left are Greg Arnold, Nate Doughty, now Congressman Jeff Van Drew, Francey Burke, Ryan Burke, Susan Delanzo, Chuck Leusner and Dave Burke cutting the ribbon to the new playground.

Local Little League holds Car Wash at Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

On a warm spring Saturday morning, Burke Subaru welcomed Lower Cape May Little League for a car wash fundraiser. The boys and girls of the league were busy all morning long waving down and washing cars. The children were treated to pizza for lunch, compliments of Burke Subaru. The league raised over $900 through the car wash to support their efforts this season. Burke Subaru is proud to support our community and help our local little league!

Burke Subaru Attends Game of Life at Cape May Tech  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru recently participated in the Game of Life event at the Cape May County Technical High School. During this educational and interactive event, students from the junior class were given different life scenarios which prompted them to visit the agencies in attendance. The event helped enhance decision-making skills and increase awareness of community resources. Burke Subaru was happy to educate students on the importance of safe driving as well as answer any questions on the car buying process. Students were given Subaru-themed gifts to take home.

Stone Harbor Elementary Visits Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

Kindergarten students from Stone Harbor Elementary School recently took a class trip to Burke Subaru. The students had a very eventful day; they explored the insides of some new Subaru vehicles, filmed a “commercial,” visited the Subaru service center, colored in a Subaru coloring book, enjoyed a special lunch catered by a local food truck, and took home Subaru-themed gifts. The students had a blast visiting Burke Subaru. Burke Subaru looks forward to hosting other local schools in the future!

Family Welcomes Baby to World in a Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

Brett and Stephanie Matthews of Cape May welcomed their new baby to the world in the front seat of their Burke Subaru on February 9, 2019. Stephanie’s contractions started around midnight the night before, so the couple began their 30-minute ride to the hospital in Somers Point. By the time they arrived, Stephanie couldn’t wait another minute. Brett ran inside to grab a doctor, and when he came back out, the baby had already started making her entrance into the world in the front seat of the Subaru. A doctor helped finish the delivery of the healthy baby girl, Saige. Burke Subaru is glad the family Subaru helped deliver baby Saige to the world safely and efficiently. Welcome to the Burke Subaru Family, Saige!

Burke Subaru Welcomes Local Girl Scout Troops  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru recently welcomed local Girl Scout Troops #42358 and #46436 of Cape May County for a cookie sale! Burke Subaru hosts the Girl Scouts every year for a cookie sale, and both the staff and customers always look forward to purchasing delicious Girl Scout cookies. The girls had a great turnout this year and were able to raise funds to support their community endeavors. Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru is proud to support our local Girl Scouts year after year!

Burke Subaru Collects Donations for Coast Guard  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru was proud to assist our Coast Guard neighbors at Training Center Cape May, NJ during the recent Government Shutdown by collecting donations from the community. We asked our customers and followers to bring in non-perishable foods, personal care items and household supplies, and they delivered by filling up the entire trunk of a Subaru Forester Sport. Once the Forester was full to capacity, Burke Subaru team members drove it down to the Coast Guard base to drop off all donations. Training Center Cape May is the only accession point and recruit training center for the entire Coast Guard enlisted corps, which is why Cape May is considered the birthplace of the enlisted corps and the “Coast Guard’s Hometown.” Keeping true to the Burke Promise, Burke Subaru is proud to support our Coast Guard community!

Burke Subaru Welcomes Middle Township Police Dept.  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru welcomed the Middle Township Police Department and members of the community for our first ever Coffee with Cops event. This gave local citizens a chance to chat with members of the police department and get to know one another or express concerns. Some topics discussed included traffic flow issues, Middle Township’s Police Youth Camp and the desire for more police community programs. Officers shared that Burke’s Coffee with Cops event had the largest attendance they’ve ever seen. Along with coffee, event attendees enjoyed a gourmet breakfast complete with a waffle station and received complimentary Burke Subaru coffee mugs. The event was covered by our South Jersey news network and featured on the evening news. Burke is excited to host more Coffee with Cops events in the future!

Burke Subaru Grand Re Opening!  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru reopened our brand new showroom and hosted a fantastic community event. We invited back many of our local partners that were recipients of our Share The Love initiative, and they had booths and displays at the event. We were especially pleased to host the local animal shelter. They brought dogs and cats to adopt and every animal found their forever home at our Grand Opening!We also had displays from the NJ Audubon Society, including sand sculpting, decorated building studs for Habitat For Humanity, had our County Bookmobile on hand to register first-time library users, and much more! It was an awesome event, and we were so pleased to host it. Guests received dinner and Subaru themed gifts. Also at the event, we presented our local Veterans with a check for $8257 representing funds raised from our annual Car, Truck and Cycle Show.

Burke Motor Group holds awesome Car Show  –  Francey B

Burke Motor Group held our annual Car and Cycle Show, to benefit local Veterans. 210 beautiful Cars and Cycles were on display, and over 1200 people attended. We also held a month long campaign to raise additional funds throughout the month of July. A check presentation was made at the event, and another check will be presented to Veterans at the Grand Opening of our new Subaru Showroom on August 23.

Women's Only Network at Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

We hosted our annual seminar for a local group of ladies known as the Women's Only Network. We had a very informative session conducted by a female Police Officer who led a lively discussion about safe driving. The ladies were treated to a gourmet dinner and gifts following the seminar. Burke Subaru is pleased to continue to host seminars for community groups.

Burke Subaru hosts Alex's Lemonade Stand  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru hosted Alex's Lemonade Stand at a special event that took place in the showroom. Alex's Lemonade is a nationwide organization that raises funds for children with cancer. In addition to a BBQ, we had a live radio broadcast with ESPN radio. An area child battling cancer took part in the event and was featured on the radio show. His sister was reading him a story in this photograph from the storybook that tells the story of Alex and her grassroots quest to fight cancer. In all, we raised over $1200 for Alex's Lemonade stand, and we hope it will make a difference for continued research in the fight against childhood cancer.

Burke Motor Group supports Love of Linda  –  Francey B

Burke Motor Group held a special drive that lasted the entire fall season to benefit folks in our community in need. Love of Linda is an organization that provides funds to people battling cancer. They provide much needed help with basic necessities such as toll and gas money for traveling to treatments, and other crucial support that is not supported by their health coverage. Love of Linda has provided this care for many years, and we are proud to support their efforts! We ran a campaign that for every tire sold at Burke Motor Group from October and for the remainder of 2017, we made a donation to their charitable organization.

Share The Love Partner with Habitat For Humanity!  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru selected Habitat For Humanity as our 2018 Subaru Share The Love partner. We had a team from Burke Subaru take an active part in constructing this home in our community. The photo is of the move-in day ceremony for a well deserving family. We wish them all the best in their new home and will continue to stay in touch with the family.

Commitment and Love Builds Homes  –  Cheryl S

Our local Subaru Dealer- Burke Subaru and the owners, Francey and Dave Burke have committed to hosting three "Share The Love" events to help Habitat for Humanity Cape May build homes in Cape May County. Team Burke came together early Saturday morning, November 4 for the first of these events which was a Share the Love - Home Build Day. One team jumped right into the task of installing sheet rock to the ceilings and walls, and the other team started the foundation and the building of the steps that would lead not just into the house of the future homeowners but into a much brighter future for the entire family. Thankful is just one of the words expressed by the family as Team Burke helped them to envision the place they will soon call home. With the support of Burke Subaru, Habitat for Humanity Cape May will continue to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, affordable and structurally sound shelter which breaks the cycle of poverty.

New Gazebo for the new recreation complex!  –  Francey B

I was pleased to represent my Rotary Club, Mid Jersey Cape, as we donated this beautiful gazebo to a brand new recreation area in our local community. It is situated in an area where parents can view their children on the playground and on the soccer field. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by many local dignitaries. Hats off to all that made this new familyfriendly area an instant success! Story submitted by Francey Burke, Director of Community Relations, Burke Subaru, and long time Rotarian. Rotary is an international organization dedicated to making the world a better place,

Burke Subaru Assists Hurricane Impacted Pets  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru is very proud of three of our fine service management staff who took the initiative to purchase and deliver needed supplies to help families who were impacted by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Pets also have needs during times of crisis, and Doug Biello, Mike Gavenda, and Steve Storino spent their own personal funds and time to get together pet supplies when it was needed most. Burke Subaru is grateful to our wonderful service management staff for such a commendable project!

Burke Subaru Presents: Get In Gear!  –  Francey B

On Saturday September 9th, 2017, on a perfect late summer day, Burke Subaru hosted our annual Get In Gear Exceptional Bike 'N Stroll event that benefits local high school students. We had over 130 Bikers and Walkers from all over NJ, PA and NY participate in this unique event that runs from 9 am until 10 pm. Participants chose their own start time and routes. We had 65 Merchant Partners from Cape May to Avalon that each contributed a perk to all participants. It was another very successful benefit event hosted by Burke Subaru!

Trout Stocking in Central PA!  –  Francey B

We were on a camping trip and had the opportunity to assist a local Ranger and a group of concerned citizens and fishing enthusiasts by helping stock trout in local rivers and streams in Central PA. It was a great experience, and a unique Share the Love story! Fish stockers are Dave Burke, Dealer Operator at Burke Subaru, and Francey Burke, Director of Community Relations.

Burke Motor Group Car, Truck & Cycle Show  –  Francey B

Burke Motor Group recently held a Car Show which was a benefit event for our local Police Department. We had 192 Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles registered for this event. The event is now in its third year and has become the talk of the Car Show circuit. Each year, we select a local organization to benefit. This year was Middle Township Police Department. We funded a special summer camp they were setting up for the benefit of our area youth. They were so pleased that we were able to raise enough funds for them to hold this program. The day of the show, we had Police Sergeants, the Police Captain, and other officers on hand to help us register the car owners, help direct traffic, serve the BBQ, and even scoop water ice to the 1200 people in attendance. We surpassed our goal of $5000, and were able to raise $6411 that day. We even had our own giant billboards created to publicize this special event.

Women's Only Network at Burke Subaru!  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru hosted the Women's Only Network for an informative seminar that featured a demo of EyeSight, as well as an appearance by a local meteorologist who broadcast live from the dealership showroom. We had over 70 very enthusiastic ladies in attendance. They each received a Subaru tote bag and enjoyed a buffet dinner. The Women's Only Network in comprised of ladies from all walks of life, working, retired, new Moms, and business owners.

Burke Subaru hosts South Jersey Girl Scouts  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru was very pleased to host a comprehensive seminar for our local Girl Scout Troops from Southern New Jersey. The seminar included an excellent presentation from a female Middle Township, NJ Police Sergeant, who also represented an outstanding role model for the young girls. The Sgt. spoke to the girls at length about the responsibilities of driving and also presented an interactive demo using "drunk goggles" to focus their attention on the dangers of impaired driving. The message came across! After the demo, the girls toured the service department of Burke Subaru and were instructed about car service and safety during an in-depth session which included being under the hood and also under the car on a lift. Finally, the troop received a quiz to see what they learned about safe driving, automotive care and the history of the Girl Scouts. Here is a sample of what they were quizzed on: -What year were the Girls Scouts founded? ( 1865 * 1939 * 1912 ) -Teens between the ages of 16-19 surveyed, what is the % that talk on cell while driving ( 25% * 55% * 60% ) After the demos, they had a dinner buffet and were presented with special gifts.Parents and Troop Leaders were invited to attend along with the girls. A unique feature of this seminar is that the girls earned an official Girl Scout Badge in Automotive! We were very pleased to bring all the girls and their parents together at Burke Subaru, along with the support of our local police department.

Holiday Contest provides cheer and scholarships  –  francey B

A community contest was organized by Francey Burke, of Burke Subaru, and board member of the local Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape. Area businesses participated in a holiday decorating contest which inspired the town to decorate for the holidays in a fun contest. A plaque was presented to this year's winner, Gaiss' Market of Lower Township, NJ. Funds raised will be used for local student scholarships.

Third Grader Dictionary Day!  –  Francey B

As Director of Community Relations, my job at Burke Subaru takes me to a lot of different places and roles in our surrounding neighborhoods. I have been a long-time Rotarian and spearhead a literacy project that puts a brand new dictionary in the hands of every area third grader each year. I deliver hundreds of them personally each year, and always look forward to it. This year was extra special: A few days ago, I was out on deliveries to area schools. One little boy ran up to me upon receiving his book and exclaimed "I've always dreamed of owning my own dictionary and thank you so much for bringing it to me!" He reached in his pocket and gave me a plastic diamond that had been on his desk and was obviously a treasure to him. That diamond now has a place of honor and was one of life's great moments for me. I wanted to share this story with Subaru and reflect on how such simple gestures can mean so much.

Burke Subaru hosts Women's Only Network!  –  Francey B

Burke Subaru was pleased to host the Women's Only Network to an informative seminar. WON is a group of ladies from all walks of life: business owners, retirees, young mothers, executives. We took the ladies on a guided tour of our service department and discussed car safety and maintenance. We brought in local meteorologist Dan Skeldon who led a spirited conversation about "everything weather" and how it relates to driving in different conditions. We provided special gifts and a buffet dinner to over 60 ladies in attendance. We were very pleased to host WON at Burke Subaru!

Burke Subaru Welcomes Middle School girls!  –  Francey B

We recently hosted the Middle Township Middle School young ladies and their parents at an informative seminar that featured an "under the vehicle" tour of our service department. We were contacted by the faculty adviser of the Pink Panthers, asking if we could provide the young girls a session at the dealership where they could learn about car safety and technology. The session included how to change a tire, tire balance, and basic service and maintenance. The Pink Panthers are a group that encourages and fosters empowerment for the young ladies. They were very excited to take part, along with their parents, and school administration in this seminar. We provided gifts for the girls, and a buffet dinner for everyone. Burke Subaru was proud to be a sponsor of the Pink Panthers!

Burke Motor Group is Driven To Action!  –  Francey B

Burke Motor Group is the Proud Founder of Driven To Action (#DTA), a comprehensive program designed at keeping our teen drivers safe on the road. We have a presentation we have taken to area high schools, complete with videos, that engage students in the dangers of distracted driving, texting being the number one concern. We have successfully encouraged over 900 area students to take the Burke Motor Group Student Safe Driver Pledge. In doing so, students are presented with a Rewards ID Card that enables them to receive discounts from area businesses all over town that have generously partnered with us to provide this unique program. We also engage the students who have registered with safe driver tips and video clips, and any time we add a new merchant partner to the over two dozen we currently have. Another important component of this program is the support we have from local Police Departments. They have endorsed our efforts. We presented the program again today, Oct 4, 2016. One student writes about the presentation: "I really respect what you guys are doing here. We need more safe drivers on the road so we can guarantee the safety of our family and friends behind the wheel." We are proud of this program and will continue to promote it to local schools. The #DTA Student Safe Driver Pledge and complete program are also available online for those students who wish to share with others.

Burke Motor Group Helped Protect the Terrapins!  –  Francey B

The employees of Burke Subaru and their families were up early with their gloves on and sleeves rolled up to help protect the beloved Terrapin turtles at their Subaru Share the Love event on Sunday, May 3rd. Ray Burke, President of Burke Motor Group and Chairman of the Board of The Wetlands Institute said, "We wanted to give back to this community we love so we enlisted the help of The Wetlands Institute knowing that they could lead a volunteer project that would have real impact." The Wetlands Institute has been working to protect and conserve diamondback terrapins for more than 20 years. A key component is the installation and maintenance of barrier fencing throughout local salt marsh roads. From mid-May through July, female terrapins leave the marsh in search of higher ground to nest and lay eggs. This puts them in harm's way as they cross roadways. Burke Subaru and Subaru America donated more than $4,000 to The Wetlands Institute as part of the Subaru Share the Love program. The program also included a volunteer event to help The Wetlands Institute repair barrier fencing to prepare for the upcoming nesting season. For several hours, volunteers worked hard repairing the barrier fencing along Stone Harbor Boulevard. Volunteers from both Burke Motor Group and the Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape repaired fencing and did a trash cleanup. Bike Patrol and Event coordination was provided by Francey Burke, Director of Community Relations for Burke Subaru.

Burke Motor Group supports our Veterans!  –  Francey B

Burke Motor Group is a proud supporter of our local Veterans! Two years ago, we were able to raise enough funds through various benefit events to purchase them a fully equipped van to be used for medical transportation. Countless Veterans have used this transportation service since the van was donated. Since then, we have held annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Shows at the dealership to further support them. We also provide special ongoing discounts to all Active and Retired Military in our service department. We are honored and privileged to be able to be of service to those who serve our country. We were recently recognized by the New Jersey State Senate for our dedication to local Veterans.

Burke Subaru presents: Get In Gear!  –  Francey B

Get In Gear is held annually. It is a unique Bike 'N Stroll event that runs for over 12 hours! We have partnered with the Stone Harbor, NJ Chamber of Commerce, and over 40 local merchants who provided all the participants with incredible perks throughout the day and evening. We had merchants and ride routes all across Cape May County. Funds raised are used for local students to provide them with college scholarships. We welcomed all types and ages of participants: Bikers, Walkers, Children in Strollers, Fit Bits, and even had two local high school Cross Country teams participate in this amazing event! The next Get In Gear is scheduled for September 9th, 2017. One of the many welcome gifts provided was a cool three-way clip on bike light from Burke Subaru.

April 1-30, 2015 - E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste . Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40 inches,Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.

Burke Subaru Employee Founded "Volunteers in Medicine"  –  Doug B

As director of advertising and community relations for Burke Motor Group, Francey Burke founded the Spring for Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)-All Women's Golf Tournament in 2007. The event is hosted by the Wildwood Women's Golf Association and raised more than $100,000. VIM assists those who are making a sincere effort to help themselves and their families realize optimum health. VIM's focus is on primary health care, emphasizing disease prevention, health promotion, and patient education in an easily accessible facility with the same dignity and confidentiality afforded in the private sector. "I realized there was a serious need in Cape May County to help our neighbors who were without access to proper medical care," Burke Subaru said. The event attracts 120 to 150 golfers each year. The tournament provided VIM with its first computers, much-needed medical equipment, prescription medicine coverage and more. This year the tournament raised almost $13,000 at Wildwood Golf and Country Club. Francey' son Doug, Dealership Operations Manager and General Counsel is VIM Chairman Board of Trustees.

Burke Subaru Hosts Tribute Day  –  Johnnie W

MAY 17, ARMED FORCES DAY Event Director: Francey Burke, Director of Community Services Burke Motor Group In appreciation of our hard working local police, fire, military, rescue personnel and their families, Burke hosted a festive day with a complimentary BBQ and live music. Hundreds attended this event to pay tribute. Also at this heart-warming event, Burke announced that our local DAV was in need of a van to transport our local veterans to medical facilities and that Burke Subaru offered matching funds up to $10,000 to help reach this goal. The community and Burke employees were very generous in their support and exceeded the goal! We were so happy to present the DAV with a new van, beautifully personalized with the DAV logo and chapter recognition. The presentation of the van took place September 3rd with all who contributed present to witness as we proudly handed over the keys to DAV Chapter #44.

Bike-a-Thon hosted by Burke Subaru  –  Francey B

BIKE-A-THON SPONSORED BY BURKE SUBARU Event Founder and Director: Francey Burke, Director of Community Relations Burke Subaru Each year in May, riders gather at Burke Subaru to embark on a Bike-a-Thon hosted by Burke Subaru. Riders are provided various routes, reusable water bottles, water, lunch and an after ride massage. This ride event has contributed yearly to local scholarships for youth. Next year will be the biggest Get in Gear ever as we are partnered with the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce and expect hundreds of riders.

Burke Subaru Proudly Sponsors Home and Health Show  –  Ellen Kravet B

BURKE SUBARU PROUDLY SPONSORS HOME AND HEALTH SHOW August 9, 2014 Chairperson: Ellen Kravet Burke, Board of Trustees Cape Regional Health System Over the past 10 years, the Home and Health Show has provided free health screenings to all attendees including the opportunity to discuss concerns and needs with healthcare professionals. Free screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, and peripheral artery disease and skin cancer are a few of the tests available for attendees. Another part of this event is the Designer House Tour of 7 Mile Island Homes. This tour contributes substantial funding to the Brodessor Cancer Center at Cape Regional Hospital, South Jersey.

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