Community service for the Fleming's of Valencia Acura is a way of life. As owners of a successful Acura Dealership, they knew that they wanted to be very involved in what makes Santa Clarita so wonderful. Look up community service and you'll see the smiling faces of Don and Cheri Fleming. Not only do they contribute financially, but they also roll up their sleeves, pitch in and give their time and talents.
Not content with being just co-owners on Auto Row, Don and Cheri set out to devote their spare time to helping the community. In 2004, Cheri was named the Santa Clarita Valley's "Woman of the Year," sharing the award with her husband Don.
Being able to volunteer is a great gift in itself. I always feel that I'm receiving so much more than I'm giving.
For the past seven years, the Flemings have electrified the fund-raising world with their innovative ideas and hard work. They each serve on a number of distinguished boards including the Hospital Foundation, the Child and Family Center, and the Boys and Girls Club Foundation. In addition, Don is continually called on to conduct charitable auctions, while Cheri provides the classy touches to events that inevitably translate into money for charity.
Here are just a few of the positions that Don and Cheri have served in the community over the past eight years:
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation- Board member and past Chairman
- Co-Producer of the Crawford-Fleming Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament
- HMNMH Golf Tournament Committee Member
- Donor of Portion of Car Sales Proceeds to HMNMH Emergency Room Expansion
Santa Clarita Child & Family Center - Co-Sponsor of Annual Golf Tournament and Contributor to Capital Campaign
SCV Chamber of Commerce - Director
Member and Past President Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley
Region Governor-Elect Soroptimist International Camino Real Region
Director and Immediate Past Chairman Child and Family Center Foundation
Director The Roar Foundation Advisory Board
Director and Chair-Elect American Cancer Society Unit Council (2004 & 2005 Relay-for-Life Co-Chair)
Vice President Sheila R.Veloz Breast Imaging Center Advisory Board
Co-Chair Boys & Girls Club Auction (2004, 2005 and 2006)
Arthritis Foundation Walk Chair - 2006
Vice President of Economic Development - Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club Foundation
Boys & Girls Club Auction Co-chairs - 2004, 2005, 2006
United Way- Member of the Executive Committee
American Heart Association, SCV Chapter - Member of the Executive Committee
President, Santa Clarita Valley Auto Dealers Association
Auctioneer for valley-wide Charitable Organizati ons
Torchbearer in Kick-Off for the 2002 Winter Olympics