Gossett Motor Cars organizes and participates in many different charitable events and organizations in the Memphis Metropolitan area.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of St. Jude’s funding comes from individual contributions. Gossett Motor Cars will continue its commitment to make donations as well as sponsor events that raise money for this great Memphis institution. Thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude.
Best Buddies Tennessee: The goal of Best Buddies Tennessee is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Audi Memphis has been a proud presenting sponsor for Best Buddies local events over the years.
LeBonheur Children's Hospital: Laughs for Le Bonheur is a star-studded comedy show created by Gossett Motor Cars’ very own Nate Hall to benefit Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. The mission of Laughsprin is to use the healing power of laughter to raise donations for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and their team of heroes who care for children from all over the world.
Youth Villages: Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. For many years, Gossett Motor Cars has sponsored and participated in their annual “Dodge This!” dodgeball tournament which raises donations and awareness for this wonderful organization.
Memphis in May International Festival: Memphis in May International Festival is a not-for-profit, community-based organization, whose programs contribute more than $70 million in economic impact to the community, foster civic pride, promote awareness of Memphis heritage, and build international relationships through education. Al Gossett serves on the board of directors for Memphis in May, and Gossett Volkswagen is a sponsor of the event.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels: The mission of Hyundai Hope on Wheels is to end childhood cancer by funding innovative research, creating public awareness, and serving as a thought leader. Hyundai and its dealers have donated over $160 million to Hyundai Hope On Wheels for pediatric cancer research. These dollars go to support life-saving research and better treatment options for children with cancer.
Cardiac Classic: The Cardiac Classic Golf Tournament raises money to benefit the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation’s heart fund. For many years, Gossett Motor Cars has been one of the sponsors of the event, and Vice President Brian Gossett has participated in the tournament.
Susan G. Komen: Susan G. Komen is leading the fight to end breast cancer forever. Their mission is to address breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against the disease. Gossett has partnered with many events over the years to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation, including the Annual Germantown Chamber Golf Classic and the Pink Tie Wine Affair.
Make-A-Wish: The simple, but powerful, belief in the power of a child’s wish is what drives the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This belief guides and inspires tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters to grant wishes that can change of the lives of the kids they serve. The Gossett family participates in local events such as Dishes for Wishes to raise awareness and donations for this amazing organization.
NBA Memphis Grizzlies: The Gossett family is strong supporters of the University of Memphis and their athletic programs, and Al Gossett is also a member of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies ownership group.