Rolls-Royce Motor Cars joined forces with real estate developers Don and Katrina Peebles and their daughter Chloe, a competitive junior equestrian on the First Blue Show Circuit, along with Goldman Sachs and Georgina Bloomberg to raise nearly $50,000 for Give Back for Special Equestrians at a Bridgehampton benefit in support of children and veterans with disabilities.
Rolls-Royce Motors Cars Marketing Manager-Americas, Michael Snell, was on-hand to present the luxury automobile’s generous support in the form of a check for $5,000. This is Rolls-Royce’s latest philanthropic venture in the Americas. “It is a notable cause like the “Give Back for Special Equestrians” that allows a corporation like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to get involved and truly make an impact,” Snell told Polo Lifestyles following the event at the stunning Peebles estate in the Hamptons.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars provided the backdrop for the event while Juilliard School violinists serenaded benefit-goers: a lively mix of celebrities, elite equestrians, local Hamptons residents, and business executives joined together to celebrate the power of horsemanship and equine therapy. Philanthropic giving in the United States surged in 2017 and exceeded $400 billion for the first time in history, increasing 5.2% from 2016. Experts credit a booming stock market and strong economy, according to the Giving USA Annual Report 2017.
As Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Americas rolls out the long-awaited SUV “Cullinan” addition to its impressive fleet, Snell will play an integral role in the brand’s association with philanthropy and partnerships. From his office in New York, Snell relayed to Polo Lifestyles his intention of continuing to push the C-Suite toward additional charitable endeavors, which pay dividends for the British automaker. “While we are a company that is synonymous with bespoke luxury craftmanship, we would also like to be known for our philanthropic nature and continue to support aligned programs and charities,” he said.