The owner and chairman of Brown Automotive Group, William E. Schuiling has managed a thriving chain of car dealerships for more than 45 years. An active philanthropist who supports a variety of causes, William Schuiling donated $25,000 to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) through his business.
On any given day, there are approximately 300 animals cared for by BARCS, with an additional 500 animals in foster care. Each day, this busy shelter receives an average of 33 new animals, with a total intake of around 12,000 animals per year. The job of caring for these homeless pets could not be done without the help of volunteers. In an average year, hundreds of volunteers log more than 30,000 hours taking care of animals and helping with other work at BARCS. Volunteers walk dogs, socialize cats, and even do laundry.
Shelter volunteers also help with event planning, fundraising, and helping to place animals with temporary foster caretakers and, eventually, their forever homes. Volunteering at a shelter is a great way for an aspiring veterinarian to gain experience and for any animal lover to enjoy spending time caring for dogs, cats, and other pets.
Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie
William E. Schuiling is the owner and chairman of Brown Automotive Group, a network of new and used car dealerships in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. One of William Schuiling’s many success stories is his Toyota dealership in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
For three years, the Baltimore Business Journal recognized Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie as one of the largest automotive dealerships in the Baltimore area. Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie sells more than 200 vehicles each month, and its service department works on 100 to 150 vehicles a day.
With a reputation for rewarding staff loyalty and promoting from within the company, Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie is a prominent supporter of several community charities, including the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and Hope For All, which provides basic necessities to people who are struggling economically.
Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) in Fairfax, Virginia
The owner of Brown Automotive Group, LTD, William E. Schuiling gives back to the community through his support of several different philanthropic organizations. One of the organizations that William Schuiling supports is the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) in Fairfax, Virginia.
HART largely operates through the help of volunteers, who assist in caring for and placing both dogs and cats. Much of the volunteer needs in relation to dogs involves fostering animals until permanent homes are found or assisting with weekly Dog Adoption Days. During these events, dogs have the chance to meet potential adopters, and volunteers are needed to look after the dogs and introduce them to interested individuals.
To help with cats, volunteers may consider fostering both adult and young cats, bottle-feeding kittens, or helping to clean cages. In addition, volunteers are needed to transport cats to veterinary appointments and follow up with families after they have adopted an animal. HART also holds cat and kitten adoption events that are staffed largely by volunteers.
In addition, individuals can volunteer at fundraising events or help collect items for silent auctions and similar initiatives.
William E. Schuiling is the owner and chairman of Brown Automotive Group, which is based in Fairfax, Virginia. Through Brown Automotive, William Schuiling operates a number of car dealerships, including Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie in Maryland, which has thrice been recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the largest dealerships in the area. As such, the dealership understands the importance of serving the community.
Last year, Brown’s Toyota donated about $100,000 to area charities, such as the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and Hope For All, which provides furniture and clothing to families and individuals in need. In addition, the dealership has provided sponsorship for local youth sports teams and RISE for Autism events. At Christmastime, the dealership participates in the Angel Tree program organized by the Salvation Army and sponsors 30 kids, which entails purchasing all the items on their wish lists.
Community service also extends to the dealership’s customers. Each month, Brown’s Toyota spends considerable money to supply customers with coffee and donuts while they are in the waiting area. The dealership also has a shuttle service to get customers where they need to go.
World Trade Center
William E. Schuiling owns Brown Automotive Group, a leading network of dealerships throughout the mid-Atlantic. Charitable giving is a priority for William Schuiling, who is especially fond of personal giving that directly touches lives. In recent years, he donated a new Toyota Tundra to Corporal Todd Nicely, a veteran disabled during his service in Afghanistan.
Corporal Nicely joined the Marines in response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. He rose quickly through the ranks, and by 2011, he was a corporal in charge of 12 infantry Marines in Afghanistan.
That year, he stepped on the weighted plate of an improvised explosive device during a security foot patrol. The resulting explosion robbed him of both legs and both hands. He became the second quadruple amputee to survive such an injury, aided by modern technology and a six-minute emergency response time.
Corporal Todd Nicely hopes to use his experience to aid other wounded troops through counseling, public awareness, and participation in programs like Tunnels to Towers.
Brown Automotive Group, Ltd.
Serving the needs of automotive customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, William E. Schuiling owns and chairs the Brown Automotive Group, Ltd. William E. Schuiling’s dealerships encompass a full range of automaker-affiliated identities, including Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.
Brown’s Car Stores achieved a milestone in December, 2016, with the unanimous endorsement by a Leesburg, Virginia, planning commission panel of its expansion plan. The proposal involves the creation of a pair of auto dealerships in the East Market Street corridor of the historic Loudon County community.
The proposal, which will proceed to the city council for approval, involves business rezoning of a piece of land to include the two dealerships, which will face each other. On the north side of Russell Branch Parkway, the business will be situated between an existing Cobb movie theater and Lowe’s site, while on the south side of the parkway, it will be located next to municipal public works and utilities buildings and a townhouse development. The Brown’s Car Stores proposal includes assisting in the creation of a segment of the Tuscarora Creek pedestrian/bike trail, which runs along an extensive adjacent floodplain that is not proposed for development.
Memorial Services for Pets
William Schuiling acts as the owner and chairman of Brown Automotive Group, LTD, an automotive company established in 1970. Apart from overseeing his company’s operations, William E. Schuiling also gives back to his community through various charities. Together with Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie and Brown’s Honda City, Mr. Schuiling donated $12,000 to the Baltimore Humane Society.
The Baltimore Humane Society (BHS) was established by socialite Elsie Seeger Barton during the early 1900s. With her pets as her constant companions, Barton decided to dedicate her life to caring for homeless animals. From its beginnings as a small refuge on a family estate, the Baltimore Humane Society has grown to offer a number of animal care programs, including memorial and bereavement services.
Through the Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park, BHS recognizes that pets will always be part of a family, even after they have passed on. The society offers several funeral services, such as cremation, pet removal and transport, and casket and headstone selection. Pet owners who need emotional support during the process can also attend sessions with a private counselor, or join the monthly bereavement group. Finally, pet owners can also lay their pets to rest at the BHS Memorial Park located within the organization’s wildlife sanctuary.