Paul Fazio, CEO of Sonny’s, The Car Wash Factory, was inspired by his car wash industry peers and also announced a $100,000 matching donation
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Amplify Car Wash Advisors, a national mergers and acquisitions and capital advisory firm, presented a $100,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® at The Car Wash Show 2022, hosted by the International Carwash Association in Nashville in May. At the event, the advisory firm announced its corporate partnership with St. Jude and delivered on its pledge of a minimum donation of $100,000 in 2022.
Inspired by his industry peers, Paul Fazio, chief executive officer of Sonny’s, The Car Wash Factory, matched the St. Jude donation, bringing the total to $200,000.
“When Bill told me of Amplify Car Wash Advisors’ plans to support St. Jude, I was incredibly moved, and felt this encounter did not happen by chance,” said Fazio. “My wife and I have family with deep roots to this great organization for decades through ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. I am thrilled to now be in a position to give in a significant way.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened 60 years ago. Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
Amplify Car wash Advisors Partner Bill Martin shared that he and his business partner Jeff Pavone decided to make a commitment to St. Jude after attending the Motor City Wash Works annual charity event supporting St. Jude.
“Bill and I are so fortunate to be part of the car wash industry and we’ve made it a mission of our firm to give back. Paul’s matching $100,000 donation and Motor City’s ongoing support of St. Jude is a testament to how truly blessed we are to be part of such an amazing community,” said Pavone.
“Partnerships like this, with industries and businesses driven by purpose, help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital advance its six-year, record $12.9 billion strategic plan that furthers patient care and research to help more of the 400,000 kids around the world with cancer each year. We are so grateful for this support,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC.
More details about the donation and The Car Wash Show 2022 can be found on Episode 4 of Car Wash M&A, The Podcast, hosted by Lanese Barnett, vice president of business development at Amplify Car Wash Advisors. The podcast is available on most podcast listening apps or can be found at AmplifyWash.com/Podcast.