Published : Friday, September 15, 2017 | 2:33 PM
Cancer Support Community Pasadena (“CSCP”) recently received an unprecedented $100,000 matching gift from Rusnak Auto Group.
At Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s annual gala in April 2017, Paul Rusnak, founder of Rusnak Auto Group, announced a matching challenge of $100,000. “We are incredibly grateful to Paul for his tremendous generosity. This was an incredible opportunity for CSCP. We got to work promoting this amazing matching opportunity and our donors rose to the occasion. In three months, over 250 individual donors raised over $100,000 and Paul sent CSCP a generous matching check,” remarks Meg Symes, CSCP’s executive director.
“Paul, his daughter, Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, and the entire Rusnak family are setting the stage for a new level of philanthropy for the women, men, and children CSCP serves who are facing cancer. This match clearly inspired many others to join in supporting CSCP; we thank Paul, Liz, Rusnak Auto Group, and all of our donors who met this remarkable matching opportunity for appreciating CSCP’s mission,” adds Symes.
Founded in 1990, Cancer Support Community Pasadena is a nonprofit organization providing support groups, educational workshops and stress management classes to individuals impacted by cancer. CSCP is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215 in Pasadena. All programs are offered free of charge to cancer patients and their families and friends/caregivers.