The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.


What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Koenig Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Olympic Penninsula Humane Society

Sequim School District

Sequim School District

Rotary International

Olympic Medical Center

Did Koenig Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Koenig Subaru

Subaru and Koenig Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Subaru Loves Pets OPHS - Luanne H

October was Subaru Loves Pets month whereby Koenig Subaru participated in a nationwide effort to support animal welfare and help the hardest-to-adopt shelter animals find loving homes. This event helped encourage pet adoptions by donating $100 for every adopted animal, (up to $3,100), to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Additionally, October 22 was Adopt An Underdog Day that highlighted special needs dogs, specifically: senior dogs, amputees, visually and hearing-impaired dogs, and dogs with birth defects and physical challenges. These animals are often the last to be adopted and were highlighted in a national ad campaign. Not only did the campaign encourage people to consider adopting these special cases, but it also helped to highlight a critical need on the Olympic Peninsula for finding foster homes to care for these animals until their adoption. “Keeping these most fragile “Underdog” cases out of the shelter is critical for their health and longevity. Not only did this campaign provide funding, we had a few foster applications come in during the month as well. A real win-win for OPHS,” shared Luanne Hinkle, OPHS Executive Director. All adopters posed for pictures by the Koenig Subaru sign at the shelter and were excited their adoption gave additional funds to help the shelter continue to care for these special needs animals and all pets in general. Overall the adoption goals were exceeded and OPHS adopted 50 animals during the month.

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
Subaru Loves Pets OPHS

Koenig Subaru Supports Greywolf Students - Leigh Ann K

Seven teachers from Greywolf Elementary received a generous award thanks to Koenig Subaru. This award will provide items which current and future students will benefit from use in their classrooms such as multi-cultural books and science/stem materials. Thank you Koenig Subaru! Kindergarten- Ms. Nersinger First Grade - Mrs. Ogilvie Second Grade - Mrs. Newton Third Grade - Mrs. Green and Mrs. Burke Fourth Grade - Mrs. Stewart Fifth Grade - Ms. Maynock

Sequim School District Greywolf Elementary
Koenig Subaru Supports Greywolf Students

Koenig Subaru Gives An Assist to Furred Companions - Danette G

Peninsula Friends of Animals, a cage-less, no-kill, donor supported animal welfare organization, was honored to be chosen as one of Koenig Subaru's Hometown Charities for the 2021 Share the Love Event. Our mission is twofold - to prevent the birth of unwanted cats and dogs through progressive spay/neuter and educational programs; and to place as many homeless, neglected and abused animals as possible into good, safe, permanent homes. Through the success of the event, our animal welfare organization was gifted with $7,523.00. With this generous charitable gift, we're sponsoring a number of free spay/neuter clinics for the cats and dogs of low income pet guardians who otherwise may not have the funds for this necessary surgery. In this way, we are able to be a vital part of the solution to the overpopulation of companion animals in our community. We thank Koenig Subaru and Subaru of America for fulfilling their Love Promise to so many animals in need. Danette Grady Executive Director, Peninsula Friends of Animals (PFOA)

Peninsula Friends of Animals
Koenig Subaru Gives An Assist to Furred Companions

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society - Luanne H

How do you begin to thank someone for their many years of unwavering support of homeless animals? Frankly, words just aren’t enough. Since the inception of the Share the Love event 12 years ago, Koenig Subaru has selected Olympic Peninsula Humane Society as a hometown Charity of Choice for Subaru of America’s annual event. OPHS has cared for and placed thousands of surrendered animals that need a second chance for happily-ever-after through the funds received. Subaru is an organization that cares for the community and the animals that are very much part of our families. Thank you, Subaru of America and Koenig Subaru, for exemplifying what Love Promise truly means. Luanne Hinkle, Executive Director-Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS)

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

Sharing The Love Promise with PFOA - Danette G

In an unprecedented and challenging year, Peninsula Friends Of Animals was honored and most grateful to be chosen as one of Koenig Subaru's Hometown Charities for the 2020 Share The Love Event. PFOA's mission is to prevent the birth of unwanted cats and dogs through progressive spay/neuter programs and to place as many homeless, neglected and abused animals as possible into good, safe, permanent homes. With the charitable monies generated through the 2020 campaign, Koenig Subaru is empowering our no kill, donor supported, non profit animal welfare organization to sponsor additional low cost s/n clinics for the animals of low income pet guardians. There is a backlog of animals needing this critical surgery as they were suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions. This generous charitable gift will also assist with needed veterinary care for our adoptable kitties, including many senior cats, who come to us needing dental work and treatment for health issues such as hyperthyroidism. Our heartfelt thanks and a huge Paws Up to Koenig Subaru for sharing their Love Promise with the rescues of PFOA. Danette Grady Executive Director

Sharing The Love Promise with PFOA

Donnations - Johnny A

I would like to share about the very kind donations provided by Koenig Subaru to our homeless shelter here in Port Angeles. Because of their most generous donation, we now have plenty of blankets to go around for our guests. This is such a critical item for us, specially this time of year, most of our folks come into shelter cold and wet. With this most thoughtful gift, they can change into dry clothes and then cover up with a nice warm blanket. On behalf of Serenity House Shelter and staff, thank you again for this wonderful gift! Sincerely, Johnny Ankrom Director of Shelter Serenity House of Clallam County

Serenity House of Clallam County

OPHS Receives $15,150 of Subaru Love - Jacquelene P

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) received $15,150 as a result of funds gathered from the Subaru Share the Love® Event conducted by Subaru of America and local Port Angeles dealership, Koenig Subaru. The nationwide program, which ran from November 2019 through the beginning of 2020, allowed local purchasers of new or leased Subaru vehicles to select from four national nonprofits or their hometown charity, OPHS. Each vote garnered $250 for the local shelter to help animals in their care. “We are very grateful to Subaru of America and Koenig Subaru for their ongoing commitment to pets in our local community. For the past 12 years, our long-standing partnership has helped support nearly 200 animals for an entire year,” shared Donna Halsaver, OPHS Board of Directors President who was present at the check presentation at the end of May. In past years, Bill Koenig and his staff have attended the OPHS fundraiser, Meowgaritas and Mutts, held the last Saturday in April every year, to present the check to OPHS. “This year, due to the Coronavirus, we had a quiet socially-distanced celebration,” mused Luanne Hinkle, Executive Director of OPHS. “The funds really helped in this challenging time. We have a large shortfall as a result of having to cancel our annual event that typically garners over $200,000 for us.” During the Share the Love campaign, OPHS held a successful adoption event at Koenig Subaru where one of the dealership’s service bays was converted into a winter wonderland. The function offered free Santa pictures, along with the ability to adopt several litters of puppies and kittens.“We are so pleased that Koenig Subaru is a partner. They are always willing to host OPHS and let the community know that animals are an important part of their family too,” said Jacquelene Petersen, OPHS’s Development Manager. “They really care for and love our furry friends.”

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
OPHS Receives $15,150 of Subaru Love

Koenig Subaru Loves To Care for Patients - Katie J

When someone we love is diagnosed with cancer it has the potential to change our life forever. To honor the blood cancer survivors and patients in their community, Koenig Subaru contributes in the Subaru Loves to Care campaign at Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim, Washington each year. Director, Dean Putt, Patient Navigator, Mikel Townsley, and a representative of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A care table is established in the center's main foyer to display care packages for patients. And then an opportunity unfolds to personally present a package to a patient. Koenig Subaru’s contributions are well-known in this community and on this special day, an added touch was spread across the care table – words of encouragement written on cards, compliments of students in the 1st grade classes at Greywolf Elementary School. Through the Subaru Loves to Care program, Koenig Subaru is able to share blankets symbolizing warmth, and stories of hope that bring an awareness to the fight against cancer. Today was no exception. The patient presentation to Stan instantly took a unique turn when it was discovered that he had once purchased a very special car from the dealership —a beautiful 1975 Corvette. More specifically, the purchase was in support of a previous cancer fundraising effort sponsored by Koenig’s over 15 years ago. The Corvette is still a prized possession in the Chapple family. It’s Love to Care moments like this that make us stop and think about the bigger script. While promoting dignity, strength, and hope, it also demonstrates the importance of fighting the good fight together as a team. Stan, you are a hero. You are a fighter. You are a true representation of hope. And from the words of a childhood cancer survivor who could not meet you today, "Cancer is a word we cannot be afraid of. Cancer is a disease we can beat. And cancer is something we have to continue to talk about." Thank you for sharing your story with us today, Stan. Continue your fight and we will continue our work to make sure that someday, there is a cure. (A special thank you to Jay Cline for providing photos, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their tireless efforts to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Thanks also to Rob Edwards for his contribution in writing this story. The Edwards family truly understands the mission to beat cancer and continues to support efforts to bring awareness to the disease. Daughter Anne Edwards beat non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma nearly six years ago and continues to advocate for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.). Photo notes: From left, Mikel Townsley and Dean Putt (OMC), Bill Koenig, and Rob Edwards (LLS), other photo: Stan Chapple and Bill Koenig share stories together, and Permission from parents was obtained to display these cards.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: WA/AK Chapter
Koenig Subaru Loves To Care for Patients

Sharing the Love - Supporting OPHS - Luanne H

Sharing the Love is exactly what the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) does by adopting animals to loving, forever-homes. And, Koenig Subaru, a long-standing partner of OPHS, helps make this possible. Not only do they participate in microchip clinics and adoption events, they ensure all new car buyers know they can select their own Port Angeles & Sequim hometown Humane Society to receive $250 from Subaru of America during their nationwide Share the Love campaign. Besides Koenig staff’s commitment to help, Koenig Subura kicks in their own donation to make the pot even sweeter. The total funds received, $13,000, were presented at OPHS’ largest fundraiser of the year, Meowgaritas and Mutts. Over 420 appreciative onlookers applauded Koenig Subaru staff in attendance for their efforts. We thank Koenig Subaru and Subaru of America for their ongoing support. Pictured: Luanne Hinkle, OPHS Executive Director, Bill Koenig, Jr., Koenig Subaru and Donna Halsaver, OPHS Board President

Sharing the Love - Supporting OPHS

Koenig Subaru Loves to Care for Cancer Patients - Katie J

When someone we love is diagnosed with cancer it has the potential to change our life forever. This is something Michael Koenig came to realize after his father passed away from blood cancer. It is in memory of his father that Michael Koenig of Koenig Subaru contributes in the Subaru Loves to Care campaign at Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim, Washington. Director Dean Putt and Patient Navigator Mikel Townsley of Olympic Medical Cancer Center accepted 100 care packages to be distributed to patients currently going through treatment. With the facility being located in a remote town on the Olympic Peninsula, the care packages provide an extra touch of compassion and support from the surrounding community. During the care package delivery Michael Koenig and representatives from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society were invited to meet some of the patients that would be receiving care packages during their infusion treatments. Roberta Loushin would spend several hours in treatment and was happy to have her niece join her for the day. Roberta took the blanket to wrap around her legs and read a message of hope that put a smile on her face. It was at this time that the impact of Subaru Loves to Care was felt by all, through a simple action of gifting someone a blanket and positive message. Roberta, and thousands of patients just like her, have a long and hard battle ahead of them. Subaru has gone the extra mile to show cancer patients that they are not alone and have the support of their community. Thank you Subaru for your commitment and care!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Koenig Subaru Loves to Care for Cancer Patients