In honor of the late Carroll Shelby’s birthday on Friday, January 11, the Carroll Shelby Foundation announced a $25,000 donation to a charity close to the philanthropist’s heart, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA).
Established in 1991, the Carroll Shelby Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides medical support for children at home and around the world, as well as educational opportunities for young adults who want to advance their automotive trade skills.
“We wanted to do something special for what would have been Carroll’s 90th birthday this year,” said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “What better present to give than the gift of life. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a wonderful organization that continues to help thousands of children and young adults receive another chance at a happy and healthy life. We’re proud to share the same mission and values of such a highly respected team of philanthropists.”
The $25,000 donation was presented by Carroll Shelby Foundation Executive Director Jenni Shreeves and Board of Director Neil Cummings to Children’s Organ Transplant Association Representative Ben and Jodi Sornsin during the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction gala on Monday, January 14.
As a COTA recipient, Ben Sornsin recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary of his liver transplant. The gala was a tribute to Carroll Shelby and his contributions to the automotive industry.
To learn more about the Carroll Shelby Foundation, make a donation or order an item with the exclusive commemorative signature, follow the link to www.carrollshelbyfoundation.org.