Community Matters: The Marc Santi Foundation
In early February, once again this year we were a main sponsor for the Marc Santi Foundation Gala.
The Santi family as well as many others connected to this group have been great customers and supporters of NewRoads.
Marc Santi tragically passed away in his prime almost a decade ago now after being hit by a drunk driver. As a tribute to him and his life this foundation was born.
They raise significant funds for Sick Kids as well as several local charities.
I remember once representing NewRoads and Michael at the hospital in Richmond Hill after Michael contributed a significant amount to sponsor a state of the art training room for hospital employees. The training room beside the NewRoads room was sponsored and acknowledged that same day… by The Marc Santi Foundation.
The family and many of their friends and supporters of the foundation are firmly rooted in the Richmond Hill area.
David Santi (Marc’s brother) worked in sales with us at North York Chevrolet. Paul Santi worked with me for several years at GMAC. Ed Santi the father retired just last summer as a Director from Reynold’s and Reynold’s.
I know David Britton has played various sports with the brothers over the years. I also know Lucio Defrancesca has also been close with the family. I’m sure there are other connections within the group.
It is very rewarding to see them raise such significant funds – all of which will be donated – from their Gala.
As Paul points out below – $45,000 significantly trumps their target of $35,000.
We can all feel good to support such a worthy cause!
Jim VanDusen, General Manager
NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC dealership in Newmarket