In the Community

Community Engagement, Charitable Giving and Sponsorships

Rafih Auto Group is committed to being an essential part of the social and economic well-being of our communities. We believe that our success is inextricably linked with the growth and vitality of the communities in which we, and our clients, operate and live. Our culture of community engagement is exemplified through our volunteerism, philanthropy, non-financial support, and the civic engagement of our team members. We use a strategic approach with our community engagement thereby building productive, mutually rewarding, and long-term relationships with non-profit organizations.

All team members are encouraged to volunteer and support recognized 501 (c) (3) charitable organizations. Team Members are supported in their volunteer activities with up to 1.5 days of paid – time off each year. In addition, our Team Member Charitable Gift Matching Program provides Rafih Auto Group financial support for non-profits supported by team members.

Our owners and senior leadership team serve on the boards and committees of a variety of leading non-profit organizations. They generously give their time and talents to strengthen local communities.

Funding Guidelines / Restrictions

Our charitable support is generally limited to organizations in which our owners and / or leadership team are directly involved. Limited, occasional exceptions are considered. Rafih Auto Group receives unsolicited requests for support that far exceed our ability to respond affirmatively. Unsolicited requests are considered quarterly by our Contributions Committee.


Dennis M. Lafferty
Vice President Community Relations
Rafih Auto Group
28364 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
[email protected]

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
College Now Greater Cleveland
Cleveland Leadership Center
Cuyahoga Community College
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
Cleveland Police Foundation
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Recovery Resources Partners
Destination Cleveland
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
American Cancer Society & Rafih Auto Group
Breakthrough Schools
Cleveland State University
Cleveland Clinic