DON CREVIER

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Kathi Saage
Don Crevier
Marilyn Mcintyre
Yvonne Jordan

DON CREVIER

In addition to his passion for cars, Don Crevier, the man behind Crevier BMW/Mini, is known for being a tireless advocate for underserved youth. About two decades ago, Crevier sat on the Board of Directors for Career Beginnings, a mentoring program for high school youth in Santa Ana. He wanted to expand his mentoring of youth, and a fellow Career Beginnings Board Member recommended that he look into The Wooden Floor, then known as Saint Joseph Ballet. He attended an Annual Concert performance, and that one evening launched twenty years of relentless, loving support from Crevier as a Dance Partner with The Wooden Floor.

“I like the mentorship the program provides," Crevier explains, when asked why the Dance Partner program has been rewarding to him for so many years. Dance Partners enjoy a guided one-on-one relationship with a student at The Wooden Floor, allowing Partners to witness the personal growth their support makes possible. Crevier has also become a steadfast supporter of The Wooden Floor's Annual Concert, which is the culmination of year-round programs that encourage creativity, subjectivity, and expression of self, resulting in positive change, including increased self-discipline and commitment. "I love the whole idea of bringing such a high level of art to these students. They gain self confidence, and it helps them think a little bigger than from where they started."

Another facet of Crevier's support is how he has encouraged others to get involved at The Wooden Floor. "We encourage everyone at Crevier BMW/Mini to try to take an interest in organizations that can offer help to people who face challenges. We have a dedicated group of people within this company that have offered their time and their influence to many organizations. We love to help people with their automotive needs. The more fun we have with that, the more we can help non-profits like The Wooden Floor."