Arts, Culture, and Humanities

BMW Car Club of America Foundation

  • Greer, SC
  • http://www.bmwccafoundation.org/

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Foundation Library & Archive
  2. Tire Rack STREET SURVIVAL
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

“Street Survival®" Teen Driver Education

Street Survival® program is a national teen driving program, locally facilitated by highly-trained instructors. Clinics are typically held on weekends, with registration available several weeks before the clinic date.

Details on coming Street Survival clinics can be found at www.streetsurvival.org.


BMW CCA Foundation Museum & Archive

The Museum & Archive is located in Greer, South Carolina. We are directly next door to the BMW Performance Center, and across the street from BMW Manufacturing - the largest BMW assembly plant in the world.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Mr. Scott Dishman

Keywords

Self-reported

Driver Safety, Preservation, Restoration, Museum, Archives

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Also Known As

BMW CCA Foundation

EIN

03-0437428

 Number

2198624526

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Automotive Safety (M42)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In the area of teen driver safety, the Street Survival program has provided high-level car control training to more than 20,000 young people. We are continually rewarded with stories of teen drivers who are more comfortable driving on public streets and highways, and who were able to avoid potentially fatal accidents because of their training.

We are also working to track teenagers who have participated in the program, monitoring accidents and driving violations.

For the Museum & Archive, our goals are realized each time an important piece of BMW history is saved, and each time an irreplaceable artifact from the BMW Car Club of America is preserved. The Museum & Archive currently holds about 45,000 BMW-specific items, from rare automobiles to race engines to memorabilia. It is the world's second-largest BMW Museum & Archive.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

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.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 2

Tire Rack STREET SURVIVAL

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?

Category

Public Safety, Disaster Services

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of teenage drivers trained annually through Street Survival

Target Population
Adolescents (13-19 years)

Connected to a Program?
Tire Rack STREET SURVIVAL
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    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.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    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.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    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.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    STREET SURVIVAL
    The program's growing capacity and outreach is carefully tracked and reported each year. This will become even more important when we soon embark on a major expansion of our capacity, with the goal of training 20,000 young drivers each year.

    We will also be monitoring our outcomes data, which includes information on any accidents and driving violations of past participants (there aren't many!).

    MUSEUM & ARCHIVE
    Main indicators here are items preserved and visitors served. Both are easy to track.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    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.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

“Street Survival®" Teen Driver Education

Street Survival® program is a national teen driving program, locally facilitated by highly-trained instructors. Clinics are typically held on weekends, with registration available several weeks before the clinic date.

Details on coming Street Survival clinics can be found at www.streetsurvival.org.


BMW CCA Foundation Museum & Archive

The Museum & Archive is located in Greer, South Carolina. We are directly next door to the BMW Performance Center, and across the street from BMW Manufacturing - the largest BMW assembly plant in the world.

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Funding Needs

The BMW CCA Foundation, our Trustees and donors are all working to: 1) Dramatically increase the number of teenage drivers with access to Street Survival training. Our goal is to reach 20,000 young drivers each year. To accomplish this, we need to fund development of new program delivery models, technology, staffing and transportation / logistics. 2) Expand the Museum & Archive for the 70,000+ members of the BMW Car Club of America, and all automotive enthusiasts. Our goal is to build the Ultimate Member Campus, with an expanded Museum, Archive, automotive enthusiast clinics, festivals, car shows and all kinds of automotive fun.

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BMW Car Club of America Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Principal Officer

Mr. Scott Dishman

BIO

Scott is a car guy with broad corporate experience, including the automotive sector. After many years in corporate marketing and brand strategy, he served as Communications Director for the $3B Michelin consumer brand in North America, with responsibilities ranging from branding and advertising to events.

In 2006, he left the corporate world to advocate for neglected and abused children, serving alongside former US Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. From 2009 to 2016, Scott served as Director of Community Engagement for The Family Effect in Greenville, South Carolina. Scott successfully led the startup of the organization, which quickly became one of the most broadly supported children's charities in the state.

In 2015, Scott was selected from a statewide list of nominees to receive the James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award from the Rutland Institute of Ethics. He was the second recipient of the institution's highest honor.

Scott joined the BMW Car Club of America Foundation in June 2016, bringing together two of his favorite pursuits...automobiles and philanthropy.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Lance White

Retired, serves on several boards

Term: Apr 2015 -

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity