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

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.

Corvette Assembly raised over $15,000 for March of Dimes in 2013


In 2013, Corvette Assembly raised over $15,000 for the March of Dimes March for Babies. One employee was the highest individual fundraiser, raising over $10,000 himself!

Team Corvette at the '13 Junior Achievement Mini Corvette Challenge


BGA sponsored and participated in the 2013 Junior Achievement Mini Corvette Challenge. Team Corvette qualified all three of their cars in the Gold Cup Feature Race.

2013 Total Fitness Connection 5K Run/Walk for the Family Enrichment Center


BGA employees sponsored and volunteered for the 2013 Total Fitness Connection 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Family Enrichment Center. Windy, cold weather doesn’t keep our employees from lending a helping hand!

Bowling Green is largest Angel Tree adopter


In 2012, BGA was recognized at South Central Kentucky’s largest corporate Angel Tree adopter by adopting 133 angels.

Team Corvette awarded “Top Corporate Team” at 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s


GM employees pose around the C6 Corvette at the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Team Corvette was awarded the “Top Corporate Team” for raising over $7,000. Fundraising efforts are ongoing for the 2013 walk.

Corvette Assembly contributes to New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding


In 2012, Corvette Assembly contributed to New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding. NBTR is a non-profit organization that utilizes horses as a teaching tool for students with disabilities.

GM donation to the Kelly Autism Program


In 2012, GM donated a 15-passenger van to the Kelly Autism Program at Western Kentucky University. Plant Manager, Dave Tatman (right) shakes hands with WKU President, Gary Ransdell (left).