Mike Jackson, CEO
AutoNation concentrates its vast community outreach and charitable involvement on cancer related projects. Through its DRV PNK Initiative, AutoNation has raised more than $15 million to help drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. In 2016, Forbes Magazine honored AutoNation as one of 100 companies listed on the “Just 100- America’s Best Corporate Citizens.” With over 26,000 associates from coast-to coast, AutoNation is America’s largest automotive retailer.
Now in its fourth year, AutoNation is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2018 AutoNation Cure Bowl, a partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Orlando Sports Foundation that combines the passions of college football with the importance of supporting breast cancer research.
Funds raised from the AutoNation Cure Bowl directly benefit the nation’s highest rated breast cancer organization, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is committed to exclusively funding cancer research. By investing in research, we all have the power to transform this diagnosis and save lives. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF has awarded $59.5 million to support the work of more than 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 15 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.—the only one with an “A+” from CharityWatch and Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars. Every dollar makes a difference. We are all part of the cure. The end of breast cancer begins with you.
The AutoNation Cure Bowl is nationally television on CBS Sports Network. CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, airs more than 400 live games annually, showcasing an array of college and professional sports, as well as in-depth studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBS Sports Network also provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events, including the Super Bowl, The Masters and PGA Championship.
FFVA Mutual is a Florida-based regional insurance carrier specializing in workers’ compensation since 1956. FFVA Mutual history began in 1956 with a need to provide workers’ compensation insurance for agricultural workers in Florida. That year, the FFVA Self Insurers Fund was established to help their sister company, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, obtain coverage for their members’ employees. Forty years later in 1996, the Self Insurers Fund evolved into FFVA Mutual Insurance Company. In 1998, the decision was made to expand into all market segments and become licensed in additional states. Today, FFVA Mutual provides coverage to businesses throughout the Southeast including automotive, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, retail/wholesale, and service industries.
CoventBridge Group is a full service investigation company providing: Surveillance, SIU and Compliance, Claims Investigation, Counter-Fraud Programs, Desktop Investigations, Social Media, Record Retrieval, Canvasses and Vendor Management programs. With offices in the UK and U.S. the company provides top tier data privacy and security practices, deploys robust case management technology customized to clients’ needs and delivers worldwide coverage via its 1000 employees and affiliates worldwide. The company is led by CEO Dave Merrill, former ICS Merrill CEO, and supported by a combined management team.
Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations® is the official travel company of Universal Orlando® Resort and offers a variety of packages to meet your family’s needs. From hotels to airfare to rental cars to theme park tickets, we have everything you need to design the ideal vacation in one simple, easy and convenient transaction. Experience Universal Orlando Resort for your next Orlando family vacation. Be Courageous; Be Outrageous; Be Extraordinary – only at Universal Orlando Resort!
WithumSmith+Brown brings clients the benefits of a larger organization without sacrificing the attention and personal service that one expects from a local business. Their clients represent a broad spectrum of industries and range in size from small, entrepreneurial startups to billion-dollar, publicly-held companies. The Firm has a staff of nearly 1,000 with more than 750 professionals and 450 CPAs providing accounting, audit, tax and business advisory services.
Complete List of all AutoNation Cure Bowl Partners
Alan Gooch – Tizon Commercial
Alan Hair – FFVA
Brice Aikens – Rotary Club of Orlando
Charles Pike – All Aspects Dental Lab
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit,
Gregory Lee – Baker Hostetler
Jeff Lagos – Insurance Office of America
Jim Breig – Levy Restaurants
Jim Warmus – Withum
Joanne Helbourg – Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Kay Stanney – Design Interactive
Kevin Joyce – Orlando Orthopaedic Center
Mack McLaughlin – FX Design Group
Megan Dowdy – Megan Dowdy Realty
Michael Garnes – Next Level Sports, Inc.
Michael Manglardi – Martinez Manglardi PA
Michael Morseberger – UCF Foundation, Inc.
Ray Bastin – Withum
Rob Roberson – Innovative Reasoning
Ronnie Brewer – Florida Solar
Scott Matthews – iTouch/AdOnTheBox
Scott Rose – Allstate
Ted Coltrain – Dickinson Fleet Services
The Ronald E. Dowdy Family
Tom Borgia – J Raymond Construction
Tom McAleavey – Holland & Knight
Trey Long – James Moore CPA
Blake & Mary VanBrunt
Mike & Tim Smyth