The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise is just that. A promise. It is a promise to do right by our community by partnering with nonprofit education, health, community, environment, and animal organizations - to set Subaru apart through our deeds and the deeds of our partners. To be unlike any other car company by doing what is right and good, just for the sake of doing it.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country. 


Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Since 2018, Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle.  Participating Subaru retailers collect hard-to-recycle trash that was headed to local landfills. We collect approximately 2 tons of this hard-to-recycle trash monthly, which will be converted to furnishings and other usable items and donated locally.


It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 277,600 award-winning science books.  In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and we supported teachers and students with donations of S400,000 in gift cards and school supplies. 


In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. 


We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide. 

How is Doug Smith Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Humane Society of Utah
Brigham Young University, Alpine School District, American Fork High School Marching Band, Bingham, Highland & Cottonwood High Schools
Autism Council of Utah, Forever Young Foundation, Wasatch Adaptive Sports
American Fork Hospital Cancer Center, Community Action, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Utah Chapter
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Love Promise Stories from Doug Smith Subaru

Subaru and Doug Smith Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Bringing Utah's First Adult Autism Center to Life  –  Cheryl S

This month, the Autism Council of Utah and Valley Behavioral Health were excited to receive an extremely generous $40,000 donation from Doug Smith Subaru and Subaru of America to support the construction of a new adult autism center in Murray, Utah. With this donation, the Autism Council of Utah and Valley Behavioral Health have been able to make significant progress in the construction of a large teaching and experiential lifetime learning center specifically for adults with autism. We were so excited to be able to use this donation toward the Adult Autism Center of Lifetime Learning. This adult autism center is state of the art and the first of its kind in the United States. This center will give adults severely affected by autism a place to thrive and to help develop the best quality of life possible. The level of quality services in this program will raise the bar for services provided to adults with autism, helping empower them to become more independent, learn new skills, and not least of all have a happy, meaningful place to spend their day. Having these opportunities means everything to the adults in our program and their families. The Autism Council of Utah is proud to be a community partner with Doug Smith Subaru. Without the support of Subaru, we wouldn’t be able to fund these life-changing programs for this vulnerable population. Doug Smith Subaru has been a generous yearly supporter of the Autism Council of Utah for 30 years, helping the autism community through financial donations, events, and service projects. The Doug Smith Subaru “Share the Love” donation is one of the main ways for us to support individuals with autism in the State of Utah. We are all volunteers at the Autism Council of Utah, so 100% of those funds go to help individuals and families affected by autism. The Autism Council of Utah, Valley Behavioral Health and the Pingree Center for Autism Learning join together in expressing a sincere “Thank you” to Doug Smith Subaru and Subaru of America for always being there for the Autism Council of Utah and our partners to help provide support and services to the families that need us the most. Together, we have been able to help make things better for thousands of families and for our community as a whole. Thank you, Doug Smith Subaru!

Doug Smith Subaru Helps Donate 620,000 Meals  –  Kendall F

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Subaru America has donated 50 million meals to Feeding America to feed communities around the country. Doug Smith Subaru along with the Wasatch Front Subaru Retailers have teamed up to donate 620,000 of these meals to the Utah Food Bank. Thank you to the amazing teams who help coordinate these important efforts and to the amazing customers who help make these projects possible.

April is Autism Awareness Month  –  Autism C

Doug Smith is proud to sponsor the Autism Council of Utah. Every month of April is considered Autism Awareness Month to help promote autism awareness and help ensure all those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. This month is meant to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, many of the Autism Awareness Month events planned by the Autism Council of Utah have been postponing, but efforts still continue to ensure awareness is spread and that those individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder can receive the resources and healthcare they need during this time.

Doug Smith Subaru Supports Autism Council of Utah  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru is proud to support the Autism Council of Utah. The Autism Council of Utah supports individuals of all ages who have or are affected by autism, or related conditions by providing support, resources, and programs. Some of the help they provide the community include autism conferences, trainings and workshops, representing the Autism Council of Utah in arenas such as the Utah Autism Initiative, the Governor’s Commission for Early Childhood Development, Special Care Advisory Board, and more. They’ve also initiated several statewide projects such as the Autism specialty license plate, law enforcement training, and legislative education. Learn more about the Autism Council of Utah and how to show your support at

Free Microchip Event & Costume Contest  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru loves pets and knows how important they are to you and your family. That’s why Doug Smith Subaru partnered with the Humane Society of Utah to offer a free pet microchipping event and Halloween costume contest at Doug Smith Subaru on Saturday, October 19. At the free pet microchipping event, families across the state were welcomed to come and have a pet microchipped by licensed Banfield veterinarians and technicians who graciously donated their time to this event. These microchips are tiny implantable medical devices inserted below the pet’s skin. In the case that a pet is misplaced, these chips can be scanned by shelters and vets around the country to gain contact information for the owner. During the event, dozens of pets were microchipped. In addition to free microchipping, Doug Smith Subaru also held a pet costume contest and awarded prizes to 3 lucky Halloween pet costumes winners. These prizes included a 6-month subscription to Bark Box for monthly toys and treats, a Reddy orthopedic dog bed, a dog backpack, and all-weather dog boots. Congratulations to the Halloween pet costume contest winners: 1st Place: Brooke Blackwelder with Holly 2nd Place: Destinee Lancaster with Shilo & Winston 3rd Place: Christina Quinn with Bagheera

Bark at the Moon - Doug Smith Subaru Loves Pets  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru is a proud sponsor of the Humane Society in Utah. This September, Doug Smith helped support the Humane Society of Utah’s second annual Bark at the Moon fundraiser. This fun event brought the community together for food, drinks, live entertainment, and a dog zone with puppy-approved activities. The event culminated in a nighttime glow-in-the-dark group stroll. Doug Smith Subaru was excited to help bring the event to life as a sponsor as well as bringing over 1200 handmade dog biscuits to share with the community.

Doug Smith Spreads Love to Cancer Patients  –  Stacie K

On July 16th, the amazing people at Doug Smith Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver 80 blankets, 30 craft kits and messages of hope once again to the cancer patients at Intermountain American Fork Hospital. This is the fourth year Doug Smith Subaru has provided this generous gift to the hospital. Many of the staff and employees from American Fork Hospital came out for a photo with the Doug Smith Subaru Outback as a thank you to the dealership for their support year after year. The hospital staff expressed how much this annual delivery means to them and their patients. Blankets may seem like a small gesture to people who are not dealing with cancer treatment, but to the patients at the hospital the blankets mean so much more than warmth. Because of how involved Doug Smith Subaru is into their local community, the blankets they delivered seem to represent the care and thought of the entire American Fork community. LLS staff look forward to partnering with Doug Smith every year and are so grateful for their support!

Wasatch Adaptive Sports & Steve Young Ski Classic  –  Mikelle D

With Doug Smith Subaru's partnership, the 2019 HGGC Steve Young Ski Classic was an overwhelming success! During the Subaru Athlete Challenge, more than 30 WAS athletes made it up the canyon to race against Steve Young and other professionals, Olympic, and Paralympic athletes with over 100 spectators taking in the action despite a significant snowstorm. During the evening portion of the event, more than 450 supporters gathered to raise over $500,000 for Wasatch Adaptive Sports, making this a record-breaking year for the Classic! Doug Smith Subaru is proud to support Wasatch Adaptive Sports, helping children and veterans with physical challenges be able to participate in outdoor recreational activities.

Doug Smith Supports the Autism Council of Utah  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru has donated tens of thousands of dollars to this very worthy local community charity. The Autism Council of Utah supports the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning in Salt Lake City where hundreds of autistic children receive education by qualified instructors to meet their needs and expand their horizons. Doug Smith Subaru has been a sponsor of this heart-warming charity for over two decades donating tens of thousands of dollars in volunteer time and money.

Doug Smith Subaru Supports Wasatch Adaptive Sports  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru is an important sponsor and partner of Wasatch Adaptive Sports. This wonderful organization teaches children, adults, and military veterans who have suffered debilitating injuries how to enjoy outdoor sports with special equipment and counseling. Many of the individuals that were helped are para and quadrapalegics who would never be able to enjoy skiing, paddle boarding, bicycling and other outdoor sports. The pure joy experienced by these injured, paralyzed and home-bound individuals is a delight to see.

Doug Smith Subaru Sponsors Cyclist TJ Eisenhard  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru and Subaru took a chance on sponsoring one of Utah’s most prestigious cyclists, TJ Eisenhart, who is a team leader of BMC Racing Teams and is a local and national favorite. TJ makes public appearances at schools and co-operates with other Doug Smith Subaru beneficiaries Wasatch Adaptive Sports and the Autism Council of Utah. He cycles with wounded veterans and disabled individuals and teaches autistic children how to ride bicycles.

Greenwood Elementary Thanks Doug Smith!  –  Matt K

Doug Smith Subaru of American Fork donated hundreds of books to Greenwood Elementary School at the beginning of the 2018 school year. These books have made a wonderful difference in the lives of our students. Reading is such a vital part of education and for many of our students, access to books can be problematic. We provide opportunities for students to borrow books to read in their own homes, but those books all have to be returned at some point. The book donation from Doug Smith allowed us to give books to students for them to keep and begin building their own home library as they learn to love reading. Thank you Doug Smith!

Doug Smith Subaru Supports BYU  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru takes great pride in Brigham Young University. As a proud BYU supporter, Doug Smith Subaru provides support and assistance to multiple BYU sports teams, including the BYU Cougars football team. The BYU Cougars football team currently represents Brigham Young University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Go Cougars!

Doug Smith Subaru Suicide Prevention Awareness  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru partnered with professional Utah cyclist TJ Eisenhart to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Doug Smith Subaru and TJ invited Southern Utah community members to join a suicide prevention walk starting at Southern Utah University and concluding with a talk about peace, love, and positivity by TJ Eisenhart.

Doug Smith Subaru Spreads Hope  –  Emily M

On June 25th, employees from Doug Smith Subaru joined staff members from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver warmth and hope to patients at American Fork Hospital’s Cancer Treatment Center. Doug Smith Subaru provided 80 blankets, 10 kid’s craft kits, and messages of hope to the patients at the American Fork Hospital Cancer Treatment Center. Among the hospital staff who were on hand to receive the generous donation was Mr. Scott Walker, American Fork Hospital’s Human Resource manager. As soon as the Doug Smith Subaru Outback filled to the brim with blankets arrive at the hospital, Scott approached Rich Green, Doug Smith Subaru manager to thank him. Scott wanted to personally thank Rich and his team for their amazing donation and presence in the community. “Blood cancer has touched my family,” Scott said to Rich, “My father is currently battling a chronic form of leukemia. When he was first diagnosed he was given a maximum of 10 years to live, he is now in his 17th year battling this disease. It really means a lot to the family and loved ones of our patients, including my father, that Subaru supports our hospital and organizations like LLS.” Every year as Doug Smith Subaru delivers blankets to American Fork Hospital, stories like Scott’s are shared and the mission of the Subaru Share the Love program is fulfilled.

Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning  –  Michael H

Doug Smith Subaru is honored to be a partner with the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning. This program serves kids on a wide range of the autism spectrum with intensive applied behavioral analysis therapy. The center has a very high teacher-to-student ratio, with 160 students and 100 staff members. Doug Smith is dedicated to providing support and service to the center with financial donations from the Subaru Love Promise and by participating in service projects at the center.

Make-A-Wish Utah to Grant 205 Wishes in 2018  –  Michael H

Make-A-Wish Utah has an ambitious goal to grant 205 wishes this year, and Doug Smith Subaru is committed to help. So far, Doug Smith Subaru has helped raise over $5500 dollars, uniting Subaru drivers and employees in the Make-A-Wish mission. Make-A-Wish Utah helps grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses, while helping improve their emotional and physical quality of life.

Doug Smith Subaru Donates $30K to Autism Council  –  Michael H

Doug Smith Subaru in partnership with Subaru of America recently donated $33,000 to the Autism Council of Utah. This incredible organization promotes resources and responsible information for individuals of all ages who have or are affected by autism or related conditions. They sponsor and co-sponsor events, conferences, trainings, and workshops, including the Family Links Conferences, Keeping it Safe: Managing Difficult Behaviors workshop, and more. They have also been key in initiating special projects such as the Autism Specialty License Plates, a law enforcement training dvd, and legislative education. This donation will help the Autism Council of Utah continue pursuing their mission to improve services and resources for those impacted with autism throughout Utah.

How Will You Do your Blue?  –  Michael H

How will you Do Your Blue? April is autism awareness month, and Doug Smith Subaru is honored to have an opportunity to participate. Doug Smith Subaru is helping show support for people with autism by bringing a “Do Your Blue” event to the Doug Smith showrooms in American Fork on Saturday, April 14 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. During this event, there will be blue hair extensions, hats, t-shirts, or autism support wristbands available for purchase to show their support for autism awareness. Doug Smith is sponsoring the event and encouraging blue purchases by paying for 50% of all employee purchases. All funds raised at the Do Your Blue event will go directly to scholarships for children with autism, helping to bring a tangible, lifelong impact in the lives of those who need it.

Doug Smith Subaru Honored by 2017 Aurora Awards  –  Mikelle D

Doug Smith Subaru is passionate about our Doug Smith Love Promise to serve our community. Doug Smith Subaru recently received International recognition in two Gold Awards for automotive commercial excellence from the 2017 Aurora Awards. The Aurora Awards recognizes media creators around the world who demonstrate the great ability to captivate audiences through creative execution and content.The Doug Smith television spots were judged as highest in their category for creative excellence. Both commercials were created by Welti & Call Advertising for Doug Smith Subaru. One commercial featured Doug Smith Subaru’s support of the Autism Council of Utah and focused on the need for understanding of one of society’s growing issues. The other featured the American Fork Marching band as they performed inside the Subaru retail facility.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports Celebrates 40 Years in UT  –  Michael H

Wasatch Adaptive Sports is an incredible organization that helps individuals with adaptive needs to realize their potential and engage in living through year-round recreational, education, and social programs. This year, Wasatch Adaptive Sports is celebrating their 40th years of impact in Utah. Their goal is to raise $40,000 by December 31, 2017 to serve even more adults, children, and veterans with adaptive needs for years to come. Doug Smith Subaru is a proud supporter of Wasatch Adaptive Sports, and has committed to help Wasatch Adaptive Sports achieve their goal.

Supporting the Music at Skyridge High School  –  Michael H

After the Skyridge High School band trailer was blown over in a windstorm, Doug Smith Subaru heard the Falcon’s request for community support. Doug Smith Subaru donated $9,000 to Skyridge High School to help them purchase a new band trailer.

Doug Smith's Messages of Hope Go Above and Beyond  –  Emily M

On July 25th, Doug Smith Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Utah Chapter partnered to deliver blankets, love, and hope to cancer patients at American Fork Hospital. Doug Smith Subaru and LLS employees were greeted by Ginger Moulton, Director of Major Gifts for Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation and several Oncologists at American Fork Hospital’s Huntsman Cancer Center. “A blanket can be a huge comfort during such a trying time as cancer treatment,” Ginger commented. “Our patients are always so touched to receive gifts from the community, but they are especially touched when they can get good use out of the gift. I know, as someone who is always cold, I would love this gift!” In addition to delivering 80 blankets and 10 kid’s craft kits, the employees of Doug Smith Subaru went above and beyond to ensure that over 100 care cards were filled out for their local cancer patients. “I approached as many customers as possible with the care cards and asked them to write love notes to our local cancer patients. Our customers were thrilled to have an opportunity to lighten someone’s day,” said Tami Baum. “I took some care cards home so my kids could write notes to patients,” said David Dickson “We even folded paper cranes, a symbol of hope and healing, and glued them to cards to inspire the recipient to keep fighting.” The Subaru Loves to Care blanket delivery at American Fork Hospital was an amazing example of Doug Smith Subaru’s dedication to their community.

Bringing Hope to the A.F. Hospital Cancer Center  –  Michael H

Doug Smith Subaru has teamed up with the American Fork Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Utah Chapter to help bring hope to individuals battling cancer. Doug Smith Subaru is asking members of the community to stop by their showroom in American Fork to write or draw a message of hope to those fighting a battle against cancer. These messages of hope, love, and support will be delivered to the American Fork Cancer Center along with blankets donated by Doug Smith Subaru.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports & Steve Young Ski Classic  –  Michael H

Wasatch Adaptive Sports assists children, adults and military veterans with special needs with the development of increased ability, independence and active living through recreation. The organization provides entry-level personal assistance through advanced instruction of winter and summer recreational pursuits for individuals with adaptive needs and their families. Through personalized assessments and instruction, along with adaptive equipment, Wasatch Adaptive works to achieve those with special need to realize their goals and experience the outdoors without limitations. Wasatch Adaptive Sports programs focus on increasing independence and mobility in a social environment. Doug Smith Subaru has been a long-time supporter of Wasatch Adaptive Sports and the Steve Young Ski Classic.

Thank you Wasatch Front Subaru!  –  Izumi C

I was able to receive a free microchip for my cat last weekend because they cared for lost pets and paid for all our fees. I am so grateful. Thank you so much!

Supporting the American Fork HS Marching Band  –  Michael H

Doug Smith Subaru is proud to the AFHS Marching Band at American Fork High School. We chose to support the American Fork High School Marching Band because we believe this program cultivates community pride, as well as being a pinnacle for encouraging leadership, responsibility, teamwork, pride, and hard work in the students who participate.

Improving Utah Employment for Autistic Individuals  –  Michael H

The Autism Council of Utah in partnership with Doug Smith Subaru granted the Center for Persons with Disabilities in Logan, Utah $20,000. The Center for Persons with Disabilities will use these funds to distribute the Autism Speaks employment toolkit to adolescents and adults on the Autism spectrum within several of the communities in Utah. They will hold meetings to help those on the Autism spectrum gain employment, and will train businesses in Utah communities about Autism and how Autistic individuals can be great employees in their organizations. We are very excited about this grant and how it can bring about positive changes in employment for Autistic individuals in Utah.

A Service Dog to Save a Life  –  Kelley R

At the Malinois Foundation we are so blessed to be able to provide service animals to our Veterans in need. This is the story of one such Veteran we are currently trying to help. "I deployed to Iraq in 2007 & worked in a field hospital. Seeing the things we did in the hospital were ugly in more ways than can be explained. As I returned, it was a battle to return to civilian life. Bouncing from job to job, town to town, I never had a purpose or a plan. At 35 years old, I finally decided to go to school. I am half way through my associates degree. Even in a class room full of students, I still feel alone, depressed & secluded. I try to stay at the school late into the evening.I hate the loneliness I feel. Loneliness seems to be my only companion. I hate being alone. One of the other students has a service dog to aid him. He explained to me the comfort the dog brings him & how it helps keep him calm. The dog keeps him centered. It occurred to me that’s what I need in my life. A service dog to keep me calm, centered, & most of all, away from the suicidal thoughts that join me late at night. I want to be happy; I want to have the same companionship that was in the Army; I want peace. I struggle with school, but the only thing that keeps me going is the bigger long term picture. For me, that is not graduating, but staying alive and not succumbing to the demons that plague me. I want the love of a companion. The everlasting love that can come from a dog. And also a best friend."

Contributing to Golf to Eradicate Cancer  –  Michael H

Kristin Damon described herself as a mother, wife, author, crafter, baker, designer, zombie slayer, and cancer warrior. In November of 2013, Kristin was diagnosed with terminal cancer at 41 years old. After a brief remission and extensive metastasizing of the cancer, Kristin, her two children, and her husband, sought answers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Kristin received impeccable care from Dr. Sharma and his staff at HCI. Though Kristin passed away in February 2016 surrounded by her loved ones, her legacy lives on in The Kristin Damon Project (, which helps combat cancer by selling Kristin’s books and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. After Kristin’s passing, her husband, John, became a member of the Utah Valley Area Golf to Eradicate Cancer program to further benefit the life-saving cancer research at HCI. This May, Doug Smith Subaru is sponsoring The Kristin Damon Project and the Utah Valley Area Golf to Eradicate Cancer Fundraiser at their 2nd Annual Utah Valley Area Golf Tournament where 100% of donations benefit The Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

High School Marching Band Celebrates Donation  –  Michael H

Doug Smith Subaru loves our community, which is why we are proud to support the American Fork High School Marching Band. Besides being the premier marching band in the state, having performed at the Rose Bowl, Macy’s parade, and consistently winning top honors in competitions, the American Fork High School Marching Band is also a beacon of integrity and service, donating time in local service projects such as a stuffed animal drive for The Family Support Center’s Midvale crisis nursery, as well as lending their uniforms to an opposing team at a recent competition when the team discovered they forgot two of their own uniforms. Doug Smith Subaru was proud to donate $19,000 to the marching band to help purchase a new drum line. Brad Smith presented the check to band director, Nate Seamons and colleagues on December 22 in a school assembly as the band played “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” to honor Subaru, Doug Smith Subaru, and the Subaru Love Promise.

Family, Hope & Love – Autism Council of Utah  –  Michael H

Utah has one of the highest incident rates of Autism in the U.S. with 1 in 54 children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. As part of our Subaru Love Promise, Doug Smith Subaru has partnered with the Autism Council of Utah to help provide support to Utah families affected by autism. With this partnership, Doug Smith Subaru is helping the Autism Council of Utah support awareness, education, programs, and research within our Utah community.

Doug Smith Subaru partners with Humane Society of Utah  –  Michael H

Doug Smith Subaru loves our pets and is passionate about helping support and find loving homes for homeless pets in our community. This year as part of our Subaru Love Promise, Doug Smith Subaru partnered with the Humane Society of Utah to support lifesaving programs, host adoption events and microchip clinics, educate students on the importance of choosing adoption, and sponsor a Pet of the Week program to highlight animals in need of a loving home. This partnership helped 500 pets receive microchips to return to help them return home if they ever become lost, educated over 10,000 students on the importance of pet care and choosing adoption, and helped the Humane Society of Utah save over 11,000 animals in 2016.

Subaru’s Humane Society Pet of the Week  –  Michael H

Subaru’s Humane Society of Utah Pets of the Week always have a few things in common: they’re furry, they’re lovable, and they’re in search of a forever home. Did you know that 70% of Subaru owners are pet-adoring families? We love pets as much as you do, which is why Doug Smith Subaru supports the Humane Society of Utah. Each week, Subaru sponsors the Humane Society of Utah’s pet of the week, helping spotlight homeless animals in need of a forever family and helping pair those animals with loving human sidekicks. View photos and profiles of pets searching for loving homes by highlighting and right clicking this link:

Autism Council of Utah Donation  –  Michael H

The Autism Council of Utah is excited to announce the Doug Smith Subaru grant to the Center for Persons with Disabilities in Logan, Utah who will use it to take the adolescent and adult employment toolkit for autism throughout the State. In addition, they will train 3 to 4 businesses (potential employers) on autism in each city or town. Thank you Doug Smith Subaru for supporting our families affected by autism.

Blankets to Cancer Patients  –  Ted P

During the month of June, Doug Smith Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to provide blankets to cancer patients at the American Fork Hospital Cancer Treatment Center. “Having lost a few family members to cancer over the last year and a half, this is something that touches everybody,” remarked Derek Schwendiman, Doug Smith Subaru Sales Manager. “We all know someone, whether directly or indirectly who is struggling with cancer. This is a hard thing in and of itself, but it would be exponentially harder to do alone. This is why any support we can give becomes so important.” Derek and Mike Smith, of the Doug Smith family, were joined by staff from LLS as well as blood cancer survivor David Kersys as they delivered blankets to the Cancer Center staff. “LLS does a fantastic job enabling companies like Subaru to show their commitment to fighting cancer within their communities,” said Mr. Kersys. “Thanks to Doug Smith Subaru and the two representatives that attended the event at American Fork Hospital. Subaru has shown that they recognize the work that the Cancer Center does for the community. Subaru has also shown that it understands that cancer is traumatic to the people involved, patients, families and friends alike. For them to provide blankets to patients at American Fork Cancer Center demonstrates that they understand, and they care!”

Steve Young, WAS and Subaru  –  Elizabeth J

What do Subaru and Wasatch Adaptive Sports have in common? Mobility is our passion. Whether in an Outback headed to ski in the mountains or in a handcycle riding 10 miles around Liberty Park, this world has a lot to see. Together, we want to make it accessible for individuals of all abilities. On March 12, 2016, the 30th annual Steve Young Ski Classic raised $275,185 thanks to the support of Silver Medal Sponsors, Doug Smith Subaru and Subaru of America. Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers, along with Kyle Whittingham (Head Coach UofU) and Kalani Sitake (Head Coach, BYU) and other former NFL players took to the slopes at Snowbird to raise money for scholarships for children who ski, snowboard, bike, fish and bowl with WAS. Founded in 1977, Wasatch Adaptive Sports provides recreational, social and educational opportunities to children, adults and veterans with adaptive needs. The love was strong at Snowbird as 356 guests enjoyed the fun of a live and silent auction as well as the emotive words shared by WAS students, Tyler Schilhabel and Gabe Casados. Ninety-seven percent or 3,298 lessons each year are on full-scholarship meaning that neither the individual nor their family pays for the private lesson, equipment, lift ticket, etc. The support of Doug Smith Subaru and Subaru of America powers the scholarship assistance program and mission of Wasatch Adaptive Sports. Thank you!

Subaru Loves Pets Partnership  –  Rich G

The Wasatch Front Subaru Retailers and Doug Smith Subaru never want us to lose our pets! On Feb. 14, 2015, the Humane Society of Utah and Doug Smith Subaru hosted the first quarterly Subaru Loves Pets Event for the year. Free Avid microchips were offered to the public as a community service to increase the likelihood of owners finding their lost furry loved ones. Bringing awareness to the plight of homeless animals in Utah and encouraging the public to microchip their pet as a safe, permanent form of identification, the first Subaru Loves Pets Event was a great success. Over 700 Utah pets now have the means to find their way home in the unfortunate event the pet goes missing. The Humane Society of Utah is grateful for the sponsorship and support from Subaru and looks forward to future collaborative events to service our community and our beloved pets. To view a video recap of the event visit:

Trunk or Treat  –  Ted P

Since 2008, Doug Smith has been involved in organizing an annual Trunk or Treat in conjunction with American Fork Main Street. This was initially realized by an employee at the Autoplex, Joey Di Regelo, and he's headed up the event ever since. What started out as smaller event, has turned into a large community tradition, bringing together approximately 50 local vendors, the fire department and over 3,000 visitors to the dealership every year. There's a lot of candy involved! This event has brought the community together year after year, providing a fun, safe environment for kids and their families to trick or treat, and we hope it will continue to provide this service for many years to come.

Hope for Holidays Telethon  –  Barry J

Doug Smith Subaru embodies the spirit of the Subaru Love Promise! On top of sponsorship support that provides necessary funds for our life-saving programs, they actively partner with our organization throughout the year hosting adoption events and microchip clinics to assist us in meeting our most important goal, placing and keeping more animals in loving homes than ever before. We couldn't ask for a better partner! - Heidi Myers | Corporate Sponsorship Manager | The Humane Society of Utah We love working with you guys! -- Heidi Myers Corporate Sponsorship / Telethon Manager Humane Society of Utah 801-506-2404