$22,600 Donated to the FBE by Cityside Subaru of Belmont

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Cityside Subaru of Belmont has donated $22,600 to the Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) as part of the Subaru Share the Love program. Cityside Subaru selected the FBE, for a second year, as the local non-profit organization to benefit from the Subaru Share the Love fundraiser. This year, Subaru of America donated nearly $20 million to national and local charities, a record total in the eight-year history of the campaign.“We are delighted to have been able to sponsor the FBE for a second year of Share the Love and excited that the amount generated was almost doubled. The response from the community validates the wonderful work the FBE does for education in Belmont. We look forward to continued support for the future,” said Rick White, Dealer and Principal of Cityside Subaru. In addition to the traditional Share the Love program, Cityside Subaru generously offered an additional discount to all Belmont Public School teachers and staff who purchased a car during the promotion.

Cityside Subaru is one of the FBE’s Investors in Education — businesses that donate more than $5,000 annually to the Foundation. They have also been the primary sponsor of the FBE’s annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run since it was established in 2013. Cityside Subaru has donated more than $30,000 to the FBE this year. “The support from Cityside Subaru is amazing. From their Investor in Education sponsorship to their support of the Scharfman Run to the Share the Love program, they have increased their funding of the FBE and of the Belmont Public Schools. Partnerships with local businesses like Cityside Subaru truly empower the FBE to make a difference in the Belmont Public Schools,” said Jamie Shea, FBE President.

(Pictured L to R: Nathan White, General Manager, Cityside Subaru, John Phelan, Superintendent, Belmont Public Schools, Stacey Conroy, VP, Fundraising, Foundation for Belmont Education, Jamie Shea, President, Foundation for Belmont Education, Joe Altavilla, Subaru New England)

About Cityside Subaru

Cityside Subaru is a Stellar Performer Subaru Dealership in Massachusetts serving the Metro Boston, Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont area. Named Subaru Dealer of the Year in 2016 by DealerRater.com, Cityside Subaru is located at 790 Pleasant St (Rt. 60) in Belmont, MA. Cityside Subaru treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern, and enjoys the challenge of meeting and exceeding customers’ high standards. Visit Cityside Subaru at www.citysidesubaru.com.

About the Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE)

The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is a non-profit, independent, charitable organization run by volunteers dedicated to improving educational opportunities for Belmont’s children and teachers. The FBE awards grants from a diverse array of projects—from small grants that benefit a single classroom to large programs sponsored by multiple teachers designed to benefit students in an entire grade or school. Thanks to donations from thousands of Belmont residents and businesses, the FBE donates an average of $200,000 annually to the Belmont Public Schools, granting more than $2.9 million to date.