Community Involvement

The only thing that rivals GM’s investment in the innovation of their award-winning products is their investment in corporate citizenship. Not only has the location of the GM assembly plant in Bowling Green, KY, boosted the economy of the region, but also the quality of life. In 2013 alone, GM gave over $215,000 to various community entities throughout the region, including those in arts and entertainment, education and many other sectors. The devotion of the GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant to the community of Bowling Green is evident in the numerous awards that the facility has received for its participation in charitable events.

The corporate citizenship of GM extends far beyond monetary donations. GM employees and families are actively involved in organizing and volunteering at charitable events. Teams comprised of GM employees can be found at nearly every fundraising walk that takes place in the area, such as, but not limited to, March of Dimes, Relay for Life, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Buddy Walk. These events are just a small piece of the effort put forth by GM to make their community a better place. Their commitment to making a positive difference is evident in their dedication to countless causes throughout the Bowling Green community.


Community News

UAW-GM Contributes to Relay For Life


On June 7, 2014, a team from the Corvette Assembly Plant represented the UAW and GM at the Bowling Green 2014 Relay for Life. These volunteers have devoted not only their time and energy to the American Cancer Society- but also their skills and their stories of tribulation and triumph. The phrase “cancer never sleeps” has been uttered by more than just a few of these teammates, but it, too, applies to them. Due to their tireless efforts, they have raised over $15,000 this year alone! Hard work is only half of the battle; planning and creativity are also required.. Everything from printing high-quality Corvette calendars for sale to selling concessions to workers during the shift, these ladies have secured a healthy flow of revenue to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. We are proud of this dedicated team and their 1, 2 punch at cancer.

BGA Scores at JA Mini-Corvette Challenge


Bowling Green Assembly participated in the 2014 Junior Achievement Mini-Corvette Challenge on May 3. With a new layout and larger track at the Corvette Museum, racing was more intense and tougher than previous years.

BGA Hosts the Make a Strike Against Cancer Bowl-a-Thon


In April 2014, Bowling Green Assembly hosted its first annual Make a Strike Against Cancer Bowl-a-Thon, raising over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

BGA supports “Newspapers in Education”


In March 2014, Bowling Green Assembly visited Ms. Fleming’s 4th grade class at Bristow Elementary in support of “Newspapers in Education”, a program that promotes reading, writing, and spelling.

United Way’s Feed the Need Campaign


Also in March 2014, Bowling Green Assembly participated in the United Way’s Feed the Need campaign, gathering at local grocery stores to collect non-perishable food to restock area food pantries.

GM Foundation Donates to Habitat for Humanity


The General Motors Foundation is donating more than $1.45 million to Habitat for Humanity to fund at least 10 new-home builds and 15 neighborhood revitalization projects across the United States.

Chili-Cook-Off raises $500 for the American Cancer Society


In March 2014 as well, Bowling Green Assembly hosted a Chili-Cook-Off and raised $500 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

BGA Adopts a Kettle for Salvation Army


A team from Bowling Green Assembly adopted a Salvation Army Kettle this season.

BGA Presents $3,000 to Teen Angel


This December, Bowling Green Assembly Plant presented $3,000 to Teen Angel, an organization that supports Christmas gifts for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18.

BGA Supports Salvation Army Angel Tree


Bowling Green Assembly adopted 161 angels this year from the Salvation Army Angel Tree! Thanks to all those who ensured that these children will have a very merry Christmas.

GM Foundation Donates $75,000 to Support 11 Area Organizations through Plant City Grants Program


The GM Foundation announced $75,000 to 11 local charities! Representatives of these organizations attended the press conference and received their grants at Media Day.

Bowling Green Assembly is 2013 KAM Manufacturer of the Year


Bowling Green Assembly was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Kentucky Association for Manufacturers (KAM) at the 2013 KAM Manufacturer and Employee of the Year Awards ceremony on October 4, 2013.

United Way Day of Caring


Corvette Assembly employees participated in the 2013 United Way’s Day of Caring again this year, leading a painting project at a local middle school. The team received the “Leadership Award” while having fun “spicing up” the school!

Team Corvette participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, raising over $12,000 for the cause


In 2013, Team Corvette participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, raising over $12,000 for the cause

The Corvette Assembly team raises over $3,000 for Humane Society


The Corvette Assembly team achieved first place for the second year in a row in the 2013 Humane Society 5K, raising over $3,000.