UW News

August 22, 2005

Toyota dealers commit $1 million to Harborview Medical Center

Western Washington Toyota dealers will donate $100,000 annually for the next 10 years to Harborview Medical Center — the longest multi-year commitment ever made to the hospital. The contribution is in support of Harborview’s annual golf tournament and its fundraising for charity care. Last year, Harborview provided $93 million in charity care, more than one-third of all charity care in Washington state.

“We are happy to make this contribution,” said Alan Anderson, President, Western Washington Toyota Dealers Association. “Our dealers recognize the critical role that Harborview plays in serving the region. Our customers, family members, and communities across Western Washington count on Harborview to be there when we need it most.”

“We are thrilled with this new partnership,” said David Jaffe, executive director, Harborview Medical Center. “An investment of this magnitude will have a profound impact on helping Harborview continue its charity care mission and will directly benefit the health of our communities.”

The Western Washington Toyota Dealers launch their partnership with this year’s Harborview Classic on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Golf Club at Newcastle. For more information, call (206) 543-8595 or visit www.harborview.org

The Western Washington Toyota Dealers Association (WWTDA) is a group of 19 independently owned and individually franchised Toyota dealers. The association was formed more the 20 years ago to promote Toyota vehicles and services in the greater Puget Sound region. Member dealers live and work in their communities which span from Chehalis to Bellingham.

Harborview Medical Center is the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Managed by the University of Washington and owned by King County, Harborview is one of the region’s most comprehensive health-care facilities, providing the highest quality state-of-the-art health care for people from all walks of life.