Chrysler Group brought hourly and salaried employees to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with themed concerts to tout the company's third anniversary under Fiat SpA.
"It is vital that we support organizations like the DSO, that share the same philosophy we do -- an unwavering commitment to the city of Detroit," said Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Group LLC, in a statement. "While it is our duty to focus on the revival of this city, it is equally crucial to cherish the treasures the city already offers."
More than 8,000 Chrysler employees and their guests attended. The events also included "Taste of Detroit"-themed food and vehicle displays from each Chrysler Group brand. The symphony performed music ranging from classical to rock and country. Volunteers from United Way for Southeastern Michigan were also present to help attendees learn how to take a pledge to end childhood hunger.
Marchionne is currently serving a term as the United Way Campaign Chair for Southeastern Michigan's (UWSEM) 2012 campaign. As Campaign Chair, Marchionne will be the face and voice of the UWSEM fund-raising and education efforts and will work to promote the growth and impact of the campaign among businesses and individuals.