Blog Archives

Toyota helps out the Motor City

Toyota Commits $1 Million to Help the City of Detroit and Secure the Future of the Detroit Institute of Arts

August 06, 2014
DETROIT (August 6, 2014) — The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Toyota Motor North America pledged $1 million toward the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum’s art collection for the public.

“Toyota has demonstrated its commitment to Detroit and Michigan by doing its part to secure the DIA’s future while helping Detroit’s retirees,” said Eugene A. Gargaro Jr., DIA board chairman. “We are extremely grateful for Toyota’s generous support and know that it will motivate other donors and help pave the way for a bright future, both for the City of Detroit and the DIA.”

“Detroit and the surrounding areas are vitally important to the automotive community. They deserve our support,” said Simon Nagata, president of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc.  “Together we can find solutions to help Detroit become the healthy and vibrant community that reflects the spirit of its people. This commitment is a way to demonstrate our gratitude to the people who have built this industry and support us every day.”

The grand bargain will provide Detroit’s pensioners more than $800 million from the DIA, local and national foundations and the State of Michigan over a 20-year period. The funds will be directed to a supporting organization of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and then disbursed for city pension payments over the next 20 years. As part of the grand bargain, the City of Detroit will transfer ownership of the DIA’s collection, building and related assets to the private nonprofit corporation that currently operates the museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Inc.

Detroit Institute of Art

Win this Toyota Highlander!

Healthy babies.  This is what the March of Dimes is all about.

The March of Dimes Mission:  “We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies”.  And they’ve been doing it for 75 years!

Anderson Toyota Scion, Stenstrom, and Pearson Plumbing-Heating-Pest Control are proud to be teaming up to assist in the March of Dimes Illinois Chapter’s fundraising efforts.  If you’ve seen this 2013 Toyota Highlander driving around Rockford and the Stateline area with the March of Dimes logo, you know what we’re up to.

Win this Highlander!

Don’t miss out on this terrific opportunity to support a fantastic cause ~ and a chance to win a 2 year lease of this brand new 2013 Toyota Highlander!

Limited number of tickets available!

Raffle tickets are on sale NOW for the opportunity to win a 2 year lease of this brand new 2013 Toyota Highlander.  A limited number of tickets are available for sale at 1 for $10 or 3 for $20. This Blizzard Pearl Highlander is the perfect family vehicle, equipped with a powerful 3.5 V6 engine, 4×4, display audio, Bluetooth, Ultra-Low Emissions, Star Safety System, Traction Control and a 3rd row seat.  Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or in person at Anderson Toyota Scion – 4100 N. Perryville Rd, Loves Park, IL.

The winner will be randomly selected at the Signature Chefs Auction at Giovanni’s in Rockford on October 24th, 2013.  The winner does not need to be present to win.  The prize includes Illinois State tax and title.


*Subject to credit approval and terms of lease. Must by 18 years old and have valid drivers license.