Burke Motor Group has been committed to supporting our local community for 109 years. Our fourth generation, family owned and operated dealership works year-round to give back to charitable causes, creating and participating in projects and events throughout the year. From raising funds for veterans through our annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show, to sponsoring our local sports clubs, to presenting a graduating senior in Cape May County with our Burke Promise Scholarship, Burke is always looking for the next opportunity to support our neighbors.
Burke Motor Group launched the Burke Promise in 2019 to reaffirm our over century of commitment to our customers. As part of the Burke Promise, for every vehicle purchased, Burke makes a donation to one of four local charitable organizations chosen by our customers. We select new charitable organizations every six months to be of the most benefit to the community at large. Organizations that have received donations through the Burke Promise include:
In our inaugural year of our Burke Promise initiative, we exceeded our goal and raised over $30,000 to donate on our customers' behalves back to our community.
Since 2015, Burke Motor Group has been hosting our annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show at our dealership in Cape May Court House, NJ. This tradition typically welcomes about 200 cool and classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and over 1,000 spectators. The event also includes vendors, live entertainment, a complimentary BBQ and Rita's Water Ice, a mobile unit from the Wilmington VA Medical Center, and judges' awards for Top 10, Top Motorcycle, and Best In Show. Event proceeds always go to a local veterans group, and in the past have benefitted:
During the 2019 Car, Truck & Cycle Show, we received our first ever Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Jeff Van Drew, recognizing our community efforts for the event.
Every year through the Chevy Youth Sports program, Burke Motor Group sponsors local sports clubs such as Lower Cape May Little League and Cape Express Soccer Club. Our sponsorships provide our local area children with complimentary equipment and sports clinics, as well as a monetary donation to the clubs to help with any expenses. We also open our dealership to the teams at the end of the season to have a celebratory pizza party!
Year after year, Burke Motor Group continues to support Habitat for Humanity Cape May County with a large donation as a result of Subaru's Share The Love campaign. During the campaign, customers who purchase a Subaru vehicle are able to choose from 5 charities for Burke and Subaru of America to make a donation to – one of which is Habitat for Humanity Cape May County, our hometown charity choice. We also team up with Habitat to host a free, family-friendly "Stud Party" where guests get creative and decorate actual wooden framing studs with artwork, blessings, and messages for the next Habitat homeowners.