Generations of Giving
The commitment Schomp Automotive has to its communities spans the decades the business has been in existence. Giving back continues to go hand-in-hand with our business’s success.
Ralph Schomp, our CEO Aaron Wallace’s grandfather, was active in the Denver Rotary Club and supported the group’s service activities. He served on the Denver Police Department’s Citizen Advisory Committee and was a founding sponsor of the Littleton Fire Muster.
It was Aaron’s grandmother, Kay Schomp, who guided the dealership toward supporting education and children, and that still continues. Mrs. Schomp served on the Denver Board of Education, the Denver Library Commission and the Colorado Commission on the Arts. She is regarded as the “Founding Mother” of the Denver School of the Arts.
Under Aaron’s mother, Lisa Schomp, Schomp Automotive supported educational foundations in Douglas and Jefferson Counties, Littleton, Englewood and Cherry Creek. The dealership also sponsored the Colorado State Patrol’s “Alive at 25” safe driving program for teens. Schomp’s Children’s Hospital Colorado sale, supporting the institution’s Burn Unit, has been an annual event for almost 30 years.
Since Aaron assumed leadership, Schomp Automotive has sponsored the Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, the Morgan Adams Foundation supporting pediatric cancer research; Utah’s Primary Children’s Hospital; Firefly Autism that offers services to individuals on the autism spectrum; the Danny Dietz Foundation that works with children and young adults to improve fitness and create contributing citizens; and Friends of the Denver Public Library. Schomp also supports vocational education programs at Arapahoe Community College and Denver’s Emily Griffith Technical College (formerly Opportunity School).
Our philanthropic efforts are not focused entirely on children’s and educational organizations, however. We also support and sponsor civic organizations and charities where our dollars and volunteer efforts make substantial impacts. Those organizations have included Love Hope Strength, which raises funds and awareness for leukemia/cancer; the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley; the Highline Canal Conservancy; and the Highlands Ranch Community Association.