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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6, 2024 -- Genesis Gives, the corporate social responsibility initiative from Genesis Motor America, and the Genesis Inspiration Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting education through the arts, collectively donated $30,000 to advance science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education in Charlotte. Thrive Global Project received $10,000 from Genesis Gives and Do Greater Charlotte received $20,000 from the Genesis Inspiration Foundation and Genesis of Charlotte.

"Opening our first dedicated facility in North Carolina is a significant step in our retail expansion and we look forward to introducing the Charlotte community to our award-winning product lineup," said Claudia Marquez, chief operating officer of Genesis Motor North America. "We are inspired by our retailer partners like Genesis of Charlotte who are also passionate about giving back to the local community and fostering the next generation of innovators."

Based in Charlotte, Thrive Global Project is a nonprofit organization that empowers underserved students and communities by increasing racial and gender equity to enable economic mobility through access to innovative programs and quality educational opportunities. The donation will be used to provide programming and scholarships to local Charlotte college students enrolled in STEAM degrees and by providing backpacks and resources to local students involved in sporting activities.

"Thriving futures begin with our Unzip the Potential and Ready to Thrive programs. With immense gratitude to Genesis of Charlotte, we are transforming lives, fostering resilience, and paving the way for brighter futures together," said Grace Moyd, executive director, Thrive Global Project.

Do Greater Charlotte is a nonprofit that empowers communities by offering exposure to creativity, technology, and entrepreneurship. It provides quality tools, creative spaces, and a supportive community to help underserved populations transform their ideas into future opportunities.

"We are excited to partner with Genesis of Charlotte and receive this grant," said William McNeely, chief executive officer of Do Greater Charlotte. "Together, we are significantly impacting the lives of young people in Charlotte, nurturing the next generation of creators and innovators."

Genesis Motor North America

At Genesis, we put the customer at the center of every decision we make. Genesis is a global automotive brand that delivers the highest standards of performance, design, safety, and innovation while looking towards a more sustainable future. Genesis designs customer experiences that go beyond products, embodying audacious, forward-thinking, and distinctly Korean characteristics within its unique Athletic Elegance design identity. With a growing range of award-winning models — including the 2023 MotorTrend Car of the Year G90 along with G70, G80, GV60, GV70, and GV80 — Genesis aims to lead the age of electrification with battery EVs, starting with its Electrified G80, GV60, and Electrified GV70 models. Genesis has stated its commitment to becoming an all-electric vehicle brand by 2030 and to pursuing carbon neutrality by 2035.

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