Community Involvement at Germain Automotive Partnership

Our team at Germain Automotive Partnership is passionately committed to supporting our community and the people who live there.  Giving back and helping those in need is very important to us and we do what we can to make Columbus a healthier and stronger community.  Owners,  Rick and Libby Germain lead the way and help engage associates to become involved with many of the organizations they are personally passionate about.  Some of these partnerships include:

·       The Ohio State University and The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center - The James

Rick and Libby are passionately involved in a number of charitable organizations in and around Columbus. Libby is a proud alumni of The Ohio State University and supports the University in a number of capacities by serving on The Ohio State University Foundation Board. Libby has become very involved with Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center, The James. She serves on their Foundation Board and was a longtime co-chair of Up On The Roof, benefitting The James.

·      Pelotonia - benefitting The James

Rick was a Pelotonia rider for several years when he realized he wanted to help increase rider participation within the Germain organization. He realized that there were two barriers to entry for many associates: the fundraising commitment necessary to participate, or the equipment needed to ride. Since 2016, Rick and Libby Germain have made an offer to every associate in the organization that wants to participate in Pelotonia: they will provide them with the equipment needed to ride (bike, helmet etc), or will match half of the necessary fundraising commitment in order for them to participate.  Since 2016 the Germain Peloton has raised over $380,000 for Pelotonia benefitting The James.

To learn more and watch our Pelotonia story click here.

       Nationwide Childrens Hospital

After the birth of their first grandchild, Rick and Libby Germain began advocating for the wellbeing of Nationwide Children's Hospital and their efforts to take care of the children in our community. Libby serves on The Board for Nationwide Children's Hospital and Rick serves on the Foundation Board.  Throughout the dealerships, associates participate in various programs to support the work of Nationwide Children's Hospital including the On Our Sleeves campaign and Reach Out & Read.

.       Recreation Unlimited

Rick serves as a board member for Recreation Unlimited, a camp for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  Rick helps Recreation Unlimited raise the necessary funds to help run this organization that provides year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns, while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors. 

Other organizations that our dealerships regularly support include:

·       The Salvation Army

·       Five Strong Foundation

·       Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio

·       Ohio State University Athletics

·       Ohio State University

·       Brighter Days Foundation

·       CBJ Foundation

·       Franklin Park Conservatory

·       Schools and programs throughout the Columbus, Ohio community