CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, officially opened its first store in Spokane, Washington on May 15th. The store, located at 7814 East Sprague Avenue, is the company’s first store in Washington state and the first store in the Pacific Northwest.“We are excited that our growth has allowed us to introduce the unique CarMax concept to car shoppers in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest,” said Tom Folliard, president and CEO of CarMax. “We are committed to not only providing the best service to our customers, but also to serving the communities in which our associates live and work by giving back to organizations such as Communities In Schools of Spokane County.”

The CarMax Foundation announced at their grand-opening Communities In Schools will receive a $10,000 grant to support local at-risk students. This grant came at the recommendation of local CarMax associates.

About CarMax Foundation: The CarMax Foundation was established in 2003 to support the communities where their Associates live and work. Over the past several years, they’ve accomplished their goal by providing volunteers, matching gifts, and more than $20 million to worthy nonprofit organizations.The CarMax Foundation promotes education, youth leadership, and wellness. The CarMax Foundation is committed to:

  • Funding programs that show measurable results and benefits to the community
  • Supporting organizations that are fiscally responsible, transparent, and well-managed
  • Providing superior customer service
  • Engaging CarMax Associates in our philanthropic efforts