Hagerty is committed to fueling car culture, honoring Detroit’s automotive heritage and helping to save driving for future generations. Together with students, residents and attendees, we support local nonprofit efforts that empower small businesses and drive economic development.
September is also Detroit Month of Design. Learn more here.
We believe cars are the vehicles to the best things in life, connecting us through meaningful experiences and building our communities.
We are an inclusive automotive community where all are welcomed, valued and belong regardless of race, gender, age or car preference.
We are united by our shared passion for driving, our commitment to preserve car culture for future generations and our desire to make a positive impact in the world.
That is why we are proud to support these local non-profits and their efforts:
Cass Technical High School is a city-wide college-preparatory, examination-entry school of choice located in the heart of Detroit. It is the largest Detroit Public Schools Community District school currently serving over 2400 students in grades 9 – 12.Cass Tech attracts its student population from the city of Detroit, as well as the larger tri-county metropolitan area, with a mission to educate and empower every student, in every community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit. Their offerings are as follows:
Midtown Detroit Inc. (MDI) provides funding for Detroit through their mission to support and enhance community and economic development, while preserving and promoting culture in the Midtown & New Center areas. They represent over 150 area stakeholders, including Detroit's anchor educational, medical and cultural institutions and have invested nearly $800M in projects since 2014 (parks, greenspace, infrastructure + public space improvements, etc.). MDI has supported openings + expansions of 178 small businesses since 2014 and provides affordable housing to help keep residents within the city, storefront rent assistance, free events and so much more.
Visit Pingree Detroit today to experience live shoemaking and shop their small-batch, handmade footwear and home, pet, and fashion accessories that smell like a new car because they nearly were. Pingree Detroit is a worker-owned, triple bottom line design and manufacturing cooperative in Detroit that hand-makes all their goods with leather, seat belts, and other materials upcycled from the auto industry. Every product comes with a picture and quote from the Veteran or Detroiter who made that piece of Pingree.
The Hagerty Drivers Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit launched in 2021 by Hagerty. With the purpose of ensuring car culture is celebrated and accessible to everyone while providing funding for automotive training and education, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation provides scholarships for students in the automotive field of education, as well as students seeking formal driver education training.
In addition, the Foundation continues to build a federally recognized program – the National Historic Vehicle Register – that documents and records the important history of our automotive past.We believe cars are an important part of our history and culture. Loved by millions, enthusiast vehicles and the lifestyle that revolves around them are an important part of our cultural fabric as a society and provide significant economic impact. Through the generosity of many individuals and companies, we are focused on a future where all vehicles regardless of age, power source or mode of operation coexist on public roadways.