Holman Automotive Group and ARI together have pledged more than $1.1 million to the United Way during their 2013 "Driving Impact" campaign. This marks the third consecutive year that the annual fundraising effort has led to a donation that surpassed the million dollar threshold.

This year's campaign was also the first national campaign for Holman Automotive and ARI, encompassing all of the organization's locations within the U.S., with the funds raised being channeled directly to the local communities each location serves. Notably, 77 percent of the $1.1 million was designated specifically to the United Way's Impact Fund, which focuses on education, income, health and basic needs.

"Philanthropy and community service have been a very important part of our corporate philosophy and continue to be fundamental to who we are as a company," said Mindy Holman, president and CEO.

"We are incredibly proud of our 65-year relationship with the United Way and continue to be amazed by the generosity and dedication of our employees," Holman said. "This commitment embodies my grandfather's mission to give back to the communities that help to support our success."

In addition to the fund-raising campaign, employees also supported the United Way during the annual Holman/ARI "Day of Caring" on Oct. 17. Together, Holman and ARI employees donated their time, volunteering for various community service initiatives which included painting and yard work at several United Way facilities, engaging in activities with senior citizens at several area community centers, and spending the day working at a local food bank.