For 30 years, the DeSales University Golf Tournament has been one of the University's most successful annual events with 100% of the day's net income, approximately $125,000+, going directly to the 97% of our students who receive some form financial aid or scholarship.
This year, our Chairmanship Sponsor was The Robert P. Kelly Family Foundation. Collectively over the years, this event has raised more than $1.4 million and every June, more than 220 individuals attend the day-long event. This year was no exception and It was another great day of fun and fellowship and we raised more than $127,000. The day is structured with two rounds of golf - snacks, contests, cocktails, lunch, reception and dinner and a silent auction round out the day. Our primary role is to educate students and without the support of so many, including The Robert P. Kelly Family Foundation, many would not be able to pursue a DeSales degree.
October 24, 2017.
Photo (Left to Right): Bill Coles – Immediate Past Council President, Lorraine Kelly – Kelly Foundation, Jimmy Torres Scoutreach District Director, & Lisa Finkelstein – Senior Development Director.
The Kelly Foundation happily made a contribution to the Boy Scouts of America’s Minsi Trail Council today during their board meeting. The Kelly Foundation believes in education and keeping kids involved in positive organizations, in order to give kids the best opportunities to succeed. The money donated by the Kelly Foundation will support the ScoutReach program. ScoutReach helps kids, who want to succeed, with the financial aspect of scouting, which includes uniforms and trips to further their efforts and education. We just want to thank the men and women involved in all that they do to help local children in our community.
May 25, 2017.
Emmaus High School students are offered a safe and exciting after-prom alternative, thanks to Kelly Automotive Group’s gracious sponsorship. The party, which has been held at Emmaus High School for eleven years, incentivizes students to stay safe after prom with the chance of winning a car, donated by Kelly Automotive.
Among school staff and local business leaders alike, student safety is of the utmost importance. The Kelly-sponsored party encourages kids to stay safe in a fun, pressure-free environment where they can relax with friends. When the clock strikes 7am the next morning, those that have stayed the entire night are eligible to win a new car.
Kelly Automotive Group’s generosity has acted as a major boon to this post-prom alternative, which has grown in popularity in recent years. With the prospect of winning a new car introduced, attendance has risen to approximately 500 students, and continues to grow.
While other students may unfortunately run the risk of drinking and driving on prom night, these alternative post-prom partiers face an entirely different outcome. Instead of losing a car, they may just gain one. As word continues to spread, the party is sure to draw even more hopefuls next year.
May 27, 2016.
For the last 10-years, the Kelly Automotive Group has proudly sponsored the Emmaus High School After-Prom Party. As part of the sponsorship, Kelly Automotive donates a vehicle to be given away after the prom. Since the vehicle drawing started, the attendance of the After-Prom-Party has grown to over 500 students which is even more than attend the prom! At round 5 am they hold the drawing to see which lucky student wins the car. You must be present at the party to win. That’s 500 kids that are safe and sound having a good time after the prom at the party! We’re very happy to be a part of this event.
October 24, 2017.
Photo (Left to Right): Renee Haines, Library Director with Greg Kelly, President of The Kelly Auto Group and Marge Weaver, President of the Allentown Public Library Association.
December 31, 2015.
Allentown Public Library’s Bookmobile was on its last legs, or tires as the case may be. Over the years, the Bookmobile has been providing books and other reading materials to area youth that do not have access to the public library and its resources. The Kelly Auto Group, a long supporter of the Allentown Public Library and advocates of the importance of education and reading, decided to step in and lend a helping hand. In conjunction with the Allentown Public Library Association, The Kelly Auto Group donated a 2014 Grand Caravan. The donation also included an extended warranty so they would avoid costly repairs and be able to better serve the community.
The Kelly Auto Group