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Penske Honored by Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Penske had much to celebrate at the first annual Leaders and Legends Dinner hosted by the Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Penske’s Senior Vice President of Procurement and Fleet Planning Paul Rosa received the Champion of Youth award for his ongoing support of the club. Dubbed by Olivet as the “King of the Kiss-A-Pig empire,” Rosa raised more than $286,000 during the charity’s Kiss-A-Pig fundraisers in 2013 and 2018.

Rosa began supporting Olivet in 2007 as a volunteer at their Blue Mountain Camp. Today, he remains active with the organization and serves on the board of directors.

“Volunteerism and giving back are the culture of my work environment – a tradition started by founder Roger Penske 50 years ago,” Rosa said.

Penske received the Partner for Great Futures award for supporting the Olivet Boys & Girls Club through corporate donations and volunteer efforts. According to the event program, “Olivet has been so fortunate to be the recipient of this passion for philanthropy and for that, we say thank you!”

Brian Hard, Penske’s president and CEO, accepted the Penske award.

A chartered member of the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Olivet Boys & Girls Club operates eight afterschool clubhouses in Reading and Pottstown, Pennsylvania, for children ages 6-18. The organization promotes academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship.

Caption: Brian Hard (center), Penske’s president and CEO, accepts the Partner for Great Futures award from Pat Shields (left), Olivet Boys & Girls Club board member, during Olivet’s Leaders and Legends Dinner. Paul Rosa (right), Penske’s senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning, received the Champion of Youth award.

By Kandace Wertz