BMW Car Club of America Foundation

aka BMW CCA Foundation   |   Greer, SC   |  http://www.bmwccafoundation.org/

Mission

The BMW Car Club of America Foundation is an enthusiast-powered nonprofit, working in partnership with our donors, corporate partners and the 70,000+ members of the BMW Car Club of America. We are not a subsidiary or program of BMW AG or BMW North America, although we are strong partners with both.

Our shared mission is to help young drivers learn car control in real-world situations (Street Survival), and celebrate the heritage of BMW Motorcars through our Museum, Archive, and Preservation programs.

Street Survival
We provide high-level car control training to about 3,000 teenage drivers each year, in 110+ different clinics from coast to coast. Street Survival is an intensive, day-long clinic with each teenager trained one-on-one by a highly-skilled instructor. Teenagers drive their own car in the exercises, and learn how to control it in emergency situations. This is the kind of training that saves young lives, and our corporate partners and donors make it possible.

Museum, Archive & Preservation
The BMW CCA Foundation operates the world's second-largest BMW museum & archive, on seven acres next door to the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina. The Museum belongs to the 70,000+ members of the BMW Car Club of America, although it is open to all visitors.

The Museum & Archive celebrates the 100 year history of the BMW brand, along with the nearly 50 year history of the BMW Car Club of America and its members.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Mr. Scott Dishman

Main address

190 Manatee Court

Greer, SC 29651 USA

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EIN

03-0437428

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Automotive Safety (M42)

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Our programs

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Foundation Library & Archive

Across the country, people are entrusting their BMW treasures to the Foundation. Our current building is bursting at the seams with remarkable memorabilia—some 50,000 individual items. We boast the finest archive of technical manuals in the country. Back issues of key car magazines. original advertising, marketing posters and brochures that go back to the 1930s. Signed racing car prints, custom artwork, model cars, driver uniforms—the list is endless, and getting bigger every day.

While we are sorting and organizing these priceless materials as best we can, they are overwhelming our limited office and warehouse space. Irreplaceable paper-based archives require humidity-controlled storage if they are to be preserved
and organized in a way that can be accessed and enjoyed—in person and online—by anyone with an interest in BMW and their heritage.

Population(s) Served

Car accidents are the leading killer of teens ages 16 to 19 in America today—taking more of our children than cancer. More than alcohol and drugs. More than depression or suicide.
At first glance, it makes no sense. Today’s cars are safer than ever—filled with airbags and safety belts, rear-view cameras and crumple zones. Yet often, it is precisely those kinds of advances that lull drivers into a false sense of security.
Add to that the epidemic of “distracted driving”— especially texting while driving—and it’s fair to say that technology is as much a problem as it is a solution.
Today, more than ever, teens must be taught how to drive. Hands-on. Not just in a video game, but in the real world. Yet across the country, high schools are
cutting back on driver education—an education that, even at its best, focused more on laws, regulations and parallel parking than on true control of the car.
The time has come for concerned parents and communities to stand in the gap. To wake kids up to the risks of driving while preparing them to meet crisis situations.
That’s why the BMW CCA Foundation has poured heart and soul into the Tire Rack Street Survival® teen driver education program. It is our proudest achievement. After all, who better to defeat the ultimate threat to our children than the Ultimate Driving Community?

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Our results

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Number of teenage drivers trained annually through Street Survival

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Tire Rack STREET SURVIVAL

Context Notes

Number of teenage drivers receiving a full day of high-level car control training in the Street Survival program. Each teenage driver worked one-on-one with a highly experienced instructor.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Street Survival
Our goal is to bring Street Survival car control training to 20,000 young drivers each year. Currently, we provide training to about 3,000 teenage drivers each year, in 110+ different clinics from coast to coast. Street Survival is an intensive, day-long clinic with each teenager trained one-on-one by a highly-skilled instructor. Teenagers drive their own car in the exercises, and learn how to control it in emergency situations.

Museum, Archive & Preservation
Our goal is to expand the Museum & Archive for the benefit of the 70,000+ members of the BMW Car Club of America, and ensure that the 45,000 rare and one-of-a-kind items in our care are properly preserved and displayed. The Museum belongs to the members of the BMW Car Club of America, although it is open to all visitors.

The Museum & Archive celebrates the 100 year history of the BMW brand, along with the nearly 50 year history of the BMW Car Club of America and its members.

STREET SURVIVAL
There are two concurrent strategies for Street Survival.

1) Current Operation
The program currently reaches about 3,000 young drivers each year, in 110+ clinics facilitated from coast to coast. We are constantly striving to find areas for improvement in program delivery, impact and capacity. Our Program Staff and lead volunteers lead this work.

2) Expansion
An expansion of Street Survival capacity to 20,000 young drivers each year will require new models of program delivery, curriculum, technology and transportation / logistics. We have a Task Force of Program Staff and lead volunteers working to chart out this brave new world, with action steps, milestones and resource needs. We're excited about it.

MUSEUM & ARCHIVE
We employ a highly experienced Curator, with BMW running in his blood. Nationwide outreach for historical memorabilia and automobiles is ongoing.

Our facility is directly next door to the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina...and across the street from the the largest BMW assembly plant in the world.
Our seven acre campus is becoming a popular stop for all automotive and BMW enthusiasts.

The BMW Car Club of America Foundation is supported and governed by some of North America's most influential automotive enthusiasts and philanthropists.

We are grateful for the long-standing support of several major corporate partners, including The Tire Rack, Michelin, BMW North America and Enterprise Rental Car.

Our leadership and program staff are highly experienced, passionate about the Foundation's goals, and well-stocked with the tools they need to help the organization reach those goals.

STREET SURVIVAL
We have accomplished steady and sustained growth of the program in its current form. In 2016, we trained just under 3,000 teenage drivers in 110 different clinics from coast to coast.

We have yet to accomplish our stretch growth to 20,000 teenagers per year, but that project is only just beginning. New methods for program delivery are currently being designed.

MUSEUM & ARCHIVE
We have accomplished the task of finding a permanent home, and Member Campus for the 70,000+ members of the BMW Car Club of America. We currently own a 15,000 square foot building, which contains our home office and the 45,000 BMW-specific items that comprise the Museum.

We are now working on the funding and design of a full seven acre member experience, including an expanded Museum & Archive, and space for clinics, festivals and car shows, all for the benefit of BMW Car Club members.

Financials

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BMW Car Club of America Foundation

Board of directors
as of 8/8/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Lance White

Retired, serves on several boards

Term: Apr 2015 -

Leo Newland Trustee

Mike Ura Trustee

Louis Goldsman Treasurer

John Eveland Secretary

Lance White President

Scott Hughes Trustee, Preservation Chair

Bruce Smith Vice President

Scott Blazey Trustee, Street Survival Chair

Bruce Hazard Trustee, Archive Chair