Cruisin' the Boulevard, Inc., an all-volunteer, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit California Public Benefit Corporation, was founded in 2005 by a group of classic car and American Graffiti enthusiasts to pay tribute to the film, rekindle the "happy days" it portrays, and benefit Petaluma. Net proceeds from each annual Salute are invested in our own community projects as well as other community programs that benefit arts, education, history, safety and welfare.
WHO WE SUPPORT - Community Support Overview
Cruisin' The Boulevard, Inc. has 4 community projects that proceeds from our annual Salute Celebrations are helping to fund: Petaluma Save-A-Life, the Henry Travers, Rich Poremba and the Susan Giammattei Memorial Scholarship Funds.
Through our Petaluma Save-A-Life project, we have donated over 80 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) into our community. From our police patrol cars to our high schools to many public buildings, we are making a difference.
We have also purchased an electrically powered ambulance cot for the Petaluma Fire Department and supported the Petaluma Police Department’s Bicycle Helmet Safety Program.
Henry Travers' Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Henry Travers' Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors for advanced education in the fields of automobile repair, performing arts and motion picture industry.
Rich Poremba Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Rich Poremba Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship to graduating high school seniors for advanced education in the field of Website design.
Susan Giammattei Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Susan Giammattei Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship to graduating high school seniors for advanced education.
Don Phelps Memorial Scholarship FundDon passed away in October of 2017. He became a Cruisin’ the Boulevard board member in 2006. His many talents and drive to make our event better are still evident today. His many life stories kept our board members laughing. In his honor and memory, we have established the Don Phelps Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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