TYSONS, Va. - Assurant, Inc., a global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases like automobiles, donated $25,000 during the recent NADA Show for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund.

During NADA’s first-ever virtual Show, Assurant celebrated along with the NADA Foundation with a virtual check presentation on Feb. 11 to support the Emergency Relief Fund’s mission.

“Assurant is proud to support the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund that provides financial assistance to dealership employees affected by natural disasters,” said Assurant’s Global Automotive president, John Laudenslager. “The Assurant Foundation strengthens communities by supporting charitable partners that help protect where people live and can thrive, connect with local resources, inspire inclusion, and prepare leaders of the future.”

Assurant Foundation Virtual Check Presentation at NADA 2021
*Pictured (left to right, top to bottom): John Laudenslager - President, Assurant Global Automotive; Annette Sykora - Chairwoman, NADA Foundation; Ash Bauer, Assurant; Arden Hetland, Assurant; Bill Willis, NADA Foundation Trustee; Andrew DeChellis, Assurant; Naxhieli Acosta, NADA Foundation; Monica Bomani, Assurant Foundation; Deborah Hopkins, NADA

Started in 1992, the Emergency Relief Fund offers financial help for auto and truck dealership employees who have been impacted by natural disasters. In 2020 alone, more than $430,000 was distributed to 433 dealership families devastated by Hurricanes Laura and Sally in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas, as well as impacted by wildfires in Oregon and the powerful derecho in Iowa.

“Assisting others is a hallmark of the automotive industry,” said Annette Sykora, chairwoman of the NADA Foundation and dealer principal of Smith South Plains Ford Lincoln in Levelland, Texas. “The Emergency Relief Fund helps us support our own, but we cannot do so without the support of dealers and our industry partners. We are so thankful for Assurant’s generous donation that will help dealership families in times of great need.”

For more details about the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, visit nadafoundation.org.


About NADA Foundation
The NADA Foundation, founded in 1975, is the retail auto industry’s philanthropic arm. It exists to promote workforce development, provide emergency relief to dealership employees, support military veterans, and more.

About Assurant Global Automotive 
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a leading global solutions provider in the automobile industry for manufacturers, large group and independent dealers, agents, third-party administrators, financial institutions, insurance providers, and vehicle technology companies. Assurant Global Automotive helps drivers protect their vehicles and avoid costly repair. With over 50 years of industry experience, Assurant is trusted by and works with nine of the top ten global automotive manufacturers serving over 48 million consumers in 17 countries. Providing innovative solutions like vehicle service contracts, performance management and training, participation options, ancillary products, guaranteed asset protection, and more, Assurant Global Automotive helps clients grow and thrive.

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