Building Better Communities
Baierl believes in creating a better community. It’s why the company supports numerous charities and philanthropic efforts. In recent years, Baierl contributed $5 million dollars to the University of Pittsburgh for the Baierl Recreation Center, gave a $3 million dollar gift for the Baierl Family YMCA in the North Hills, and donated $1.5 million dollars to The Sarah Heinz House. They also support a variety of other causes such as Passavant Hospital Cancer Center, North Allegheny School District, The Imani Christian Academy, Cranberry Township swimming pool, The Pine Township Community Center, and North Hills Youth Ministry. “We enjoy being part of the community and supporting so many incredible causes that make our home a better place,” says Lee Baierl, President of Baierl Automotive.
Baierl Donates Van to Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA
Friday, June 23, 2017
It was a great day as Baierl Automotive had the privilege of donating a 12-passenger van to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA. The van will be used for various purposes, including transportation for thousands of children as they venture on field trips this summer. Boys & Girls Clubs’ President and CEO, Mike Hepler, told us “our little corner of the world sure got brighter when Mr. Baierl informed us of this wonderful gift for the children”.
We are so grateful to be a small part of the adventures the children will experience this summer! Supporting our local communities has been a core principle for Baierl for more than 60 years. We’re excited our new partnership with Lithia Motors affords us even more opportunity to continue those endeavors.
The Night to Shine Prom
Friday, February 10, 2017
It truly was a Night to Shine! On February 10th, more than 175 VIPs and their guests attended the prom. The Night to Shine Prom, hosted by Woodland Valley Church and C.A.R.E.S. of Western PA, offered guests the royal treatment from beginning to end. Starting with a walk down the red carpet, complete with cheering crowds and paparazzi, to limousine rides, hair and makeup, dinner and of course … lots and lots of dancing! Night to Shine was started by the Tim Tebow foundation three years ago, and is now providing 75,000 individuals with mental and physical disabilities from all over the world a night they’ll never forget.
We’d like to thank the Baierl team members and their families who volunteered at the event; Bob Baierl, Joe Cusick, Jon Osman, John Sabella, Jerry Spear, Charlie Orendi and Chuck Simmons. It was a memorable time for them as well.
La Roche College Unveils the Baierl Athletic Complex
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
It was a perfect fall afternoon on October 11th at Varischetti Pavilion as La Roche College announced the naming of the Baierl Athletic Complex. The complex is home the La Roche Redhawk’s various athletic programs, including baseball, softball and soccer.
The renovated complex has already had a positive impact on college enrollment among student athletes. Just this year, there has been an increase in first-year athletes in nearly all of La Roche’s athletic programs, with the men’s and women’s soccer teams experiencing the highest number of freshman and transfer recruits in the college’s history. The Baierl Athletic Complex will also allow La Roche to expand its varsity sports program, beginning with women’s lacrosse.
“The support and extraordinary generosity of Baierl Automotive and La Roche College Trustee, Mr. Lee Baierl, played a significant role in making our ‘Field of Dreams’ a reality for our student athletes, coaches and loyal La Roche Redhawk fans,” proclaimed La Roche President, Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D.
Many attendees joined the dedication ceremony, including student athletes, faculty, staff and members of La Roche’s Board of Trustees. Also in attendance were U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus, PA State Representative and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, Senator Randy Vulakovich and McCandless Township Council Member Kim Zachary.
When asked what the Baierl Athletic Complex meant to him, Baierl Automotive President, Lee Baierl, said “La Roche’s investment in the athletic complex provides tremendous benefits to student athletes, coaches and the college as a whole. Plus being an accessible resource to local organizations makes it invaluable to the community. We’re proud to have the Baierl name associated with an organization that places as much value on our neighborhoods as it does its students.”
Baierl’s 2016 Scholarship Presentation
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber and Baierl Automotive presented scholarships to seven college-bound teens on Tuesday, June 14th. The scholarship presentation took place at Baierl Chevrolet in Wexford. Five students earned the Chamber’s Educational Foundation Scholarship, while two students earned the Baierl Automotive Trade Scholarship. Students were chosen based on outstanding achievements in academics, extracurriculars and community service.
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Baierl Subaru Plants Indigenous Trees in North Park
Baierl employees to plant the trees with the help of the Boys & Girls Club and Friends of North Park
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA – November 24, 2015 – On Monday, November 30th, 2015, Baierl Subaru will team up with children from the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania and volunteers from Friends of North Park and the North Area Environmental Council to plant 50 indigenous trees.
The trees will be planted under the direction of North Park Interpretive Naturalist, Meg Scanlon, at North Park’s dog park. The dog park is located near Miller Shelter off Pearce Mill Road, just across from the North Park skating rink.
The planting begins at 1:30pm, and afterward the children from the Boys & Girls Club are invited back to Baierl Subaru, where they’ll enjoy a pizza party and prizes.
“This event represents who we are as an organization. Collaborating with community partners for the betterment of everyone. I’m happy to see this program come together,” Lee Baierl, President and Owner of Baierl Automotive.
The trees, native to this area, include the Allegheny Serviceberry, American Basswood, Black Gum, Chestnut Oak, Burr Oak and Sourwood. The hand-picked seedlings have been provided by Baierl Subaru General Manager and former President of North Area Environmental Council, Bill Baierl. Bill purchased the native trees from nurseries in Lancaster County.
ABOUT BAIERL AUTOMOTIVE
Baierl Automotive is one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest automotive groups, with 8 new vehicle franchises, three collision centers, 8 service centers and an extensive pre-owned vehicle business. They have locations in Pennsylvania’s North Hills, Wexford, Cranberry Township, Zelienople and Venango County. Baierl has been an active member in the local community since 1954, committing to its development through various philanthropic and corporate initiatives. For more information, visit https://www.baierl.com/.
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania consists of eight traditional Club facilities, a cafe and retail venture for its teen entrepreneurship program and juvenile justice services. Founded in 1888, the goal of the Boys & Girls Club is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. Over 7,000 youth come to the Boys & Girls Clubs each year to receive tutoring and homework help, computer training, sports, fitness and recreation, arts programs, summer programming, a safe place to be with friends and mentoring. For more information, visit http://www.bgcwpa.org/.
ABOUT NORTH AREA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
Founded in 1969, the North Area Environmental Council’s (NAEC) mission is to support, promote, and foster quality of life in the community through the protection and improvement of a healthy and biologically diverse local environment. In support of its mission, NAEC engages in ecological restoration projects, land conservation, education, advocacy, and scientific research. The NAEC has published studies of the watersheds in the North Hills, operated recycling events, conducted environmental education and cleanup events, awarded teacher and student scholarships, and advocated for environmental protection. For more information, visit http://naecwpa.org/.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF NORTH PARK
Friends of North Park is a County Agency/citizen’s group with the mission of providing stewardship and advocacy for the park. The Friends of North Park focuses on promoting volunteerism, raising funds for special projects, and providing a forum for public discussion on matters important to park users. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/latodaminaturecenter/history-of-park/.
Susan Baierl Discusses How Baierl Automotive is Changing Pittsburgh and Changing Lives as seen on WQED-TV
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