ADESA has been supporting type 1 diabetes (T1D) research since 2011. Through partnerships with both EMKAY and Ford Global Action Team, we have donated more than $1.5 million during that time.

All of the money raised has gone to support JDRF—the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research, whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent T1D.

In 2018, we continued our charitable efforts for JDRF. Over the course of nine months—March through November—ADESA and our two great partners raised $210,546 for the cause.

ADESA and Ford Global Action Team

Our 2018 partnership with Ford Global Action Team involved special fundraising events at six ADESA auction locations:

  • ADESA Boston
  • ADESA Brasher’s
  • ADESA Buffalo
  • ADESA Indianapolis
  • ADESA Phoenix
  • ADESA Salt Lake

These auction events included talks from JDRF representatives, charity car auctions, car shows, raffles, team participation in JDRF One Walk events and much more. A friendly competition developed between the six locations to see who could raise the most money during the drive. In the end, ADESA Buffalo came out on top with $35,997 raised in 2018.

In total, the ADESA and Ford Global Action team collected $143,326 last year, increasing our seven-year fundraising partnership total to $1,173,831.


Our 2018 partnership with EMKAY Fleet Management consisted of matching donations generated through vehicle sales at 21 participating ADESA locations.

When all was said and done, the ADESA and EMKAY campaign raised $67,220 for JDRF in 2018, taking our seven-year fundraising partnership total to $334,220.

The ADESA locations that took part in the EMKAY fundraising effort were:

  • ADESA Atlanta
  • ADESA Birmingham
  • ADESA Buffalo
  • ADESA Charlotte
  • ADESA Chicago
  • ADESA Cleveland
  • ADESA Colorado Springs
  • ADESA Concord
  • ADESA Dallas
  • ADESA Golden Gate
  • ADESA Houston
  • ADESA Kansas City
  • ADESA Lexington
  • ADESA Los Angeles
  • ADESA New Jersey
  • ADESA Phoenix
  • ADESA Pittsburgh
  • ADESA San Antonio
  • ADESA Sarasota
  • ADESA Seattle
  • ADESA St. Louis

I’d like to personally thank all of the ADESA locations that were involved in the JDRF fundraising effort.

I’m so proud of the amount we were able to donate to JDRF and type 1 diabetes research in 2018. I look forward to seeing how much more ADESA, EMKAY and Ford Global Action Team can raise for this important cause in 2019 and beyond.