Three community leaders were recognized and presented The Brian LaViolette Spirit Award at our Keys to your Heart event

Three community leaders, Lee and Kathy Anderson and

Wm. "Red" Lewis, were recognized and presented The Brian LaViolette Spirit Award at the Valentine’s Day, Keys to your Heart event at The Automobile Gallery.

 Wm. "Red" Lewis, Kathy and Lee Anderson

Wm. "Red" Lewis, Kathy and Lee Anderson

Since 2011 The Brian LaViolette Spirit Award has served as a permanent recognition for a select group of individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership, commitment and extraordinary compassion. The recipients selflessly give of themselves to improve their community.

Lee and Kathy Anderson

are dedicated to honoring all those who serve our great country in uniform and have a lengthy and widespread history of volunteerism and philanthropy in the Green Bay Community.

They are the sponsors of the Scholarship of Honor Story film by the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation and support today’s Veterans any chance they have.

Lee and Kathy Anderson are proud and excited to support the Engineering Technology program at UW-Green Bay through an endowed scholarship established. The two of them are always seen among the avid fans at UWGB basketball games, or volunteering at the NEW Zoo.

Wm. “Red” Lewis, founder of PDQ Car Wash, PDQ Manufacturing and The Automobile Gallery, has a driven and quiet passion of helping others.

Red is known throughout the community for his philanthropic efforts.

He was one of the first car wash companies in the nation to offer scholarships to employees and feels

one of his greatest accomplishments is the fact that he has been able to give over 20,000 kids their first job giving them the opportunity to establish a foundation of a lifetime solid work ethic.

Red is also a supporter of the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids Campaign and Notre Dame Academy.  More recently, Red created The Automobile Gallery, a non-profit organization.

The mission is to appreciate the automobile as art.

…and to educate, inspire and share that passion with others so they, too, can truly appreciate the form and function of the automobile – past, present and into the future.

All three leaders believe in education and the good in people.

They invest in the future of our communities and have a spirit about them that truly makes a positive impact in this world.