Hertrich partners with great local organizations who help our communities

For three generations, the Hertrich Family has dedicated themselves to supporting the impactful individuals in our local community, making their lives better and easier. We value our community partners and we enjoy working with these impactful individuals directly to make this world a better place. Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships is proud to be recognized as a Delaware Family Owned Business Award winner for our community impact. 


Boys And Girls Clubs

  • Help children build great futures 
  • Provide opportunities that expand the lives of young people 
  • Share our values 
  • Strive to help every child, especially those that need them most 
  • Serve the same communities we do


Agriculture is the number #1 industry in our area and there is no better place to learn about it than the Delaware State Fair.


  • Kids Day 2019 - 5 clubs. 600 kids
  • Learn about the circus
  • Feed a giraffe
  • Touch a live horseshoe crab
  • Pet animals…lots of animals
  • Learn about our natural resources
  • Eat as much fair food as possible
  • Get interviewed by the news

Sports develop character and character allows you to be great, which is why we sponsored the New Castle Basketball League.


  • Get announced like a professional player 
  • Learn to dribble
  • Make my first basket
  • Be part of a team
  • Develop confidence 
  • Stay active 
  • Build commitment

In order to support the kids in our community, the Boys and Girls Club needs the community to support them, which is why we often donate to the Local Clubs and specific programs they request as well as their annual gala. In fact, Fred Hertrich IV was honored with the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware's Great Futures Award for his dedicated support.


  • Receive a healthy, well-balanced meal 
  • Get help with my homework
  • Get a scholarship 
  • Learn valuable life skills
  • Connect with caring adult staff and volunteers
  • Have fun 

Teacher of the Year

We believe in rewarding impactful individuals in our community and there is no one more impactful than the teachers who shape the minds of our young people.  To win Teacher of the Year is a distinct honor that shows you are world class in your field and we believe in recognizing and rewarding those individuals…with the use of a brand new SUV for a year!

Whether it be at the back-to-school assembly or a high school football game, there is no better way to motivate, inspire and create a sense of pride than to recognize and reward those who are leaders in their field and community.  For this reason, we always prepare an exciting public presentation of the Teacher’s new vehicle, complete of course with lettering that announces the honor. 
  • Teacher of the Year nominated
  • Win 3 levels: school, district and county
  • Mentor Students
  • Be involved in the community
  • Impact hundreds of lives
  • Spend countless hours trying to better students
  • Compete in State Teacher of the Year

In 2017, the Talbot County school district recognized that there was another group of individuals who deserved to be recognized, so they created the honor of Support Staff of the Year. At their back to school assembly, we surprised their very first Support Staff of the Year with…you guessed it…use of a brand new SUV for a year!


  • Help make the school run efficiently 
  • Provide a safe environment for students
  • Be dedicated to the education of students
  • Always be a mentor and leader to students
  • Serve the community

USO Delaware

We believe in serving the men and women in uniform who serve our country.  That is the mission of the USO. Whether it is providing snacks at the USO lounge or NASCAR race, or providing for the troops who are called to assist during a natural disaster, the USO is the frontline support for our veterans and their families.


The USO told us that they really needed snacks, so we got snacks- 8 trucks full of snacks actually, which were presented during our annual Veteran Recognition Event.


  • Ask for the community's help to Snack Pack the Truck 
  • Fill 8 full pickup trucks with snacks
  • Hold a Veteran’s Recognition Dinner
  • Have the Boys and Girls Club and local classes color pictures for our veterans
  • Donate a check to further the good of the USO 
  • Visit the USO to see first-hand the impact they have

    Learn more about Snack Pack the Truck

Cash for Class

​Hertrich Cash for Class allows educators on Delmarva the opportunity to earn funds for their classrooms. Since 2018, Hertrich has donated $40,000 to over 50 classrooms. 

Teachers and students put together a short video telling Hertrich what their class(es) or school needed funds for! Hertrich reviews each request and if chosen, classrooms are awarded up to $1,000 locally directly to great classroom ideas benefiting students! Winners are determined by a panel of Hertrich and community judges, and is based upon the video conveying the need and benefit to students, why they are passionate about this project, the impact it will have, uniqueness of the idea, the use and execution of the idea and reativity of video. The next Cash for Class campaign will be in Fall 2020 and is limited to participating school districts and counties in Maryland and Delaware. For more information, please contact Courtney at chastings@hertrichs.com.


  • A field trip you want to take.
  • A special experiment you want your students to try.
  • A new hands on learning idea.
  • New technology or classroom learning app.
  • New furniture or decor for reading room or courtyard.
  • Reading program or new library books. 

Salisbury Zoo

The Salisbury Zoo has been a pillar of the community for many years.  Fred Hertrich IV recalled in a press conference that like much of the local community, he remembers visiting the zoo as a child and now loves taking his own children there. The Salisbury Zoo is one of the only remaining free zoos in the country and is focused on both the education of children of the community and the conservation of the animal species that reside there. 

Did you know a male Andean Bear can grow to be over 5 ft and can weigh up to 340 pounds? Now imagine what it would take to ship one internationally. As soon as we opened the new Hertrich Buick GMC of Salisbury, we immediately approached the zoo to see how we could help.  Turns out, they had a great opportunity to get a male Andean Bear from Ecuador to partner with their female bear Chaska. This was a huge opportunity for not only the community, but for the conservation of the species.  Only problem was they had to get him here.  After a lot of planning, we were able to join them in welcoming home to Salisbury our new friend Pinocchio. Since then we have continued our partnership with the Salisbury Zoo through participation in celebrations and events including Earth Day, coloring contests and the party unveiling of Pinocchio to the Salisbury Community.


  • Build and ship the bear travel crate
  • Get Pinocchio’s travel papers approved by the government
  • Get crate out of customs
  • Salisbury Zoo’s Andean Bear team meet Pinocchio
  • Crate train Pinocchio
  • Learn about conservation by looking for Andean Bears…In the Andean Mountains
  • Transport Pinocchio to airport and board a FedEx plane
  • Fly Pinocchio from Ecuador to Miami
  • Pinocchio goes through US customs
  • Drive from Miami to Salisbury
  • Welcome Pinocchio to his new home
  • Transition Pinocchio to a new habitat
  • Throw a party
  • Introduce Pinocchio to Chaska
  • Welcome baby cubs?


Additional Partners

Accomack County Public Schools
AMC Museum Foundation
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Autism Delaware
Bears that Care
Beebe 1916 Club
Beebe Medical Foundation
Bethel Christian School
Big Fish 5k Race
Boardwalk Buddy Walk Fund
Bryan Brothers
Camden-Wyoming Little League
Cape Henlopen Educational Fund
Capitol School District
Caroline County Public Schools
Caroline County Youth Soccer
Caroline Humane Society
Cecil County Chamber of Commerce
Chesapeake Chamber Music
Children and Families First
CR School District
Dickens Parlour Theatre
Delaware and Maryland Search Dogs
Delaware Knights of Columbus
Delmar Fire Department
Delmar School District
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Denton Little League
Dorchester County School District
Draper Foundation/Bless our Children
Easton Family YMCA
Easton Volunteer Fire Dept
Ellendale Volunteer Fire Department
Friends of Caroline County
Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Dept
Home of the Brave
Horsey Family Golf Classic
Independence Hall
Indian River School District
John M. Clayton Elementary School
John M. Scharp 5k / Beach Goes Blue
Junior Achievement
Kim and Evans Foundation
KSI, Inc.
Marion Volunteer Fire Dept
McCrea Golf Tournament
Mid-Shore Community Foundation
Middletown High School
Milford All Stars
Milford Chamber Scholarship Program
Milford Lions Club
Milford Little League
Milford School District
Milton Fire Department
Moms House, Inc
New Church Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Pocomoke City Elks Lodge
Pocomoke City Lions Club
Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company
Pocomoke Little League
Relay for Life
Ryan Kappas Foundation
Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
Seaford Historical Society
Seaford Little League Baseball
Seaford School District
Shoes for the Soul
Soap Box Derby
St. Johns the Beloved Church
St. Michael's Little League
St. Michaels Middle/High School
Somerset County School District
Stevensonville Middle PTSA Pirates Inc
Stockton Fire Department
Sussex Tech
Sussex Tech Marching Band
Talbot Agriculture and Education
Talbot Country Public Schools
Talbot Figure Skating Team
Talbot Hospice
Tap Faith Partnerships
Team Trace, Inc
Thomas A. Edison Charter School
Urban Vision Works
Wicomico County School District
Worcester County Board of Education
Worcester Prep School
YMCA of the Chesapeake
Youth Sports Institute