Giving back to the community was just as important to Don Chalmers as his lucrative Ford dealerships.

He was involved in dozens of philanthropic endeavors right up to his passing in 2014. His dealerships continue on his legacy of giving, contributing tens of thousands to charitable organizations statewide.  

Chalmers is also in good company when it comes to giving.

Charles Henson, president of the New Mexico Auto Dealers Association, says giving from dealerships statewide is well into the millions.

The Sisbarro dealerships in Las Cruces give to nearly 50 organizations in southern New Mexico every year.  

It’s a tenet shared by dozens of dealerships, both big and small, throughout New Mexico.