Drive for Education Awards 3 Scholarships to the MPA Principal’s Awards

After a number of meetings and conversations with the Maine Principals’ Association, Berlin City’s Drive for Education program made a decision to become involved with the awarding and presentation of three, $1,000 Drive for Education scholarships. “With the focus on supporting education in our communities, it was an easy decision for the Berlin City Auto Group to support the efforts of the Maine Principals’ Association in recognizing Maine’s outstanding seniors,” said Berlin City’s Vice President, Yegor Malinovskii.

Drive for Education and MPA Principals Awards

In Bangor, Maine, on Saturday, April 5th, the Maine Principals’ Association held the annual MPA Principal’s Award Honors Luncheon. With 153 Maine public and private high schools in attendance, Maine’s U.S. Senator Susan Collins presented the keynote address where she encouraged the high schools seniors to work hard to create opportunities and be confident as they follow their dreams.

With 10 total scholarships to be handout out to some well deserving Maine high school seniors and 3 of those from the Drive for Education program, we decided to dispatch our own Michael McPherson. Michael has been a fundamental element in shaping the mission and impact the Drive for Education program is having in Maine communities. Drive for Education is truly special. It’s a forward-thinking charity program created by the employees of Berlin City. The program is deeply committed to enhancing the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs and to build on the important work that young people are doing in the classroom.

MPA Principals' Awards

The employees of Berlin City Automotive would like to congratulate each of the three recipients of a $1,000 scholarship from the Drive for Education program.

Annie Castonguay, Leavitt Area High School

James ‘Seward’ Matel, Lincoln Academy

Alyssa White, Mt. Blue High School

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Berlin City Drive For Education Spring 2014

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Thank You Letter from Scarborough Primary Schools

Thank you letter from the Scarborough Primary Schools.  They are using their grant money for a Water Dispenser System to help achieve their wellness goals.  Teaching young students the benefits of proper hydration and alternatives to less healthy beverages.

Drive For Education - Scarborough Primary Schools

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Berlin City Drive for Education – Fall 2013 Awards Video

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WCSH6 recognizes Berlin City as a Company that Cares

Companies That Care - Berlin City

Our Drive for Education program has been featured on WCSH6′s “Companies That Care” website.  They are recognizing local businesses working to improve the lives of Mainers through charitable giving and outreach efforts.

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Berlin City Drive for Education Spring 2013

This month Berlin City Auto Group gave out another round of checks to schools from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York as part of our Drive for Education program.

The ceremonies themselves were most successful we have ever had  – with over 200 people attending and most of them were kids of different ages.

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Berlin City Drive for Education – Spring 2013 Donations

New england car dealer EXCEEDS $204,695 in donations to local schools

Berlin City Auto Group and its Drive for Education Foundation Award Nineteen New England Schools

PORTLAND, Maine – May 9, 2011 – Berlin City Auto Group, a family of dealerships founded in 1980 in New England, and its Drive for Education foundation, a forward-thinking program created by the employees of Berlin City Auto Group, announce the award recipients in its Drive for Education program. Donating $33,050 to 24 K-12 schools spanning across New England, Berlin City Auto Group has exceeded awarding of $204,695 to local schools. Recipient schools will be honored with a check presentation at a Berlin City Auto Group dealership in Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire, May 15, 16 and May 22.

To be considered for the program, a school official had to submit a short essay to Berlin City Auto Group by April 15, 2013 explaining how their school would use a donation of up to $3,500. Berlin City’s Brand Ambassadors, a group of employees that lead the dealerships’ community involvement campaigns, evaluated the needs of each school and selected the winners accordingly.

”We’re thrilled to have be in the position to give out $204,695 in donations to New England schools,” said Yegor Malinovskii, vice president at Berlin City Auto Group. “We believe in giving back to the community and helping our local schools succeed in education.”

Berlin City Auto Group will hold check ceremonies on Wednesday, May 15 in New Hampshire; Thursday, May 16 in Maine; and Wednesday, May 22 in Vermont, honoring the winning schools. Awarded schools include:

  • Groveton High School – Groveton, NH
  • Berlin High School- Berlin , NH
  • Brown School – Berlin, NH
  • Edward Fenn Elementary School – Gorham, NH
  • Berlin Regional Career and Technical Center- Berlin, NH
  • Colebrook Elementary School- Colebrook, NH
  • Saco Middle School- Saco, Maine
  • Skillin Elementary School- South Portland, Maine
  • Gray/New Gloucester High School- Gray, Maine
  • Harrison Lyseth Elementary School- Portland, Maine
  • Blue Point School- Scarborough, Maine
  • Gorham Middle School- Gorham, Maine
  • Carrie Ricker Middle School- Litchfield, Maine
  • Braintree Elementary School- Randolph, Vermont
  • Brown’s River Middle School- Jericho, Vermont
  • St. Albans City School- St. Albans, Vermont
  • St. Albans Town Education Center- St. Albans, Vermont
  • Northern Adirondack Central High School- Ellenburg Depot, New York
  • Highgate Elementary School- Highgate Center, Vermont
  • Richmond Elementary School- Richmond, Vermont
  • Franklin Central School- Franklin, Vermont
  • Rick Marcotte Central School- South Burlington, Vermont
  • Winooski Middle School- Winooski, Vermont

From each vehicle sold at its six dealerships throughout New England, Berlin City gives a portion of sales to the Drive for Education program. This first of two yearly awards periods, the Drive for Education Foundation has awarded more than $33,000 to New England schools with the first donation of $40,000 made in June of 2011 to twelve recipient schools.

For more information about Berlin City Auto Group’s Drive for Education Foundation, visit:

About Berlin City Auto Group

Berlin City Auto Group consists of six dealerships in New England, located in Gorham, N.H., Burlington, Vt. and Portland and S. Portland, Maine. The company sells Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Nissan, Honda, Chevy, GMC, Buick, Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Kia. Berlin City offers a 4-day/200 mile no questions asked return policy and the lowest, most competitive 4-day/200 mile price guarantee, door-to-door delivery service throughout New England and pre-owned protection on Berlin City certified pre-owned vehicles within 60 days or the first 2,000 miles. If it breaks, we’ll fix it. For more information or a list of locations, please visit You can also find Berlin City on Facebook and Twitter.

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Fall 2012 Drive for Education

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Franklin Central School Thank You Letter


Franklin Central School

Franklin, Vermont  05457

January 14, 2013

Dear Dedrick, the Drive for Education Committee, and all at BerlinCity,

On behalf of the students and staff at the FranklinCentralSchool, I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you all for allowing us to be a part of your Berlin City Drive for Education program this year.  Being selected to receive the $1400 check was such a wonderful and welcomed surprise.  The impact you have made on our school has been immeasurable!

Our little school in Franklin, Vermont has such a small budget to work with when it comes to buying extra 21st Century tools to use directly with students.  Because of that, $1400 seems like million to us in many ways!  The money we received through your generous program is being spent as I write.  We are thrilled to be purchasing at least three iPads and the necessary accessories to allow students to use them for small group and individual lessons.  Without your generous grant money those tools would remain as resources we could only dream about having.  What a difference you have made!

Not only was the grant money wonderful, but the experience our students had when receiving it, as well.  Your staff helped the children feel so comfortable and welcomed as soon as we stepped in the door. The photo opportunities, pizza, cupcakes, drinks, and gifts for the students were above and beyond all expectations.  The students left feeling very honored and returned to school with “the giant check” as proud as could be.  The following day, they presented the check to the entire school community.  The remainder of the day was filled with much excited talk about the possibilities that money would hold for our school.  It was an experience that will not soon be forgotten.  Thank you for making the presentation day so special and inspiring the students to pass on that excitement to the rest of the school.

I hope that we will someday again be a part of the Drive for Education grant.  Thank you again for your incredible generosity.


Deb Boucher

Reading Interventionist/Literacy Leader

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Village Elementary School bought Document Cameras


The students from the Village Elementary School in Gorham Maine wrote a thank you letter to Berlin City’s Drive for Education program.  They spent their grant money on document cameras to share math pattern block designs, read stories and do an origami lesson.  We love to hear how the students and schools have used their grant money.


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