Our Community Partnerships

We at DCD feel it is incredibly important to continuously be a part of our community, and we like to give back whenever possible. Here are just some of the various organizations within our communities across New England and beyond that we've partnered with.

Living Legends of Auto Racing, Inc. - South Daytona, FL

Our affiliate Nucar was able to sponsor the 2022 Banquet for Living Legends!

The Living Legends of Auto Racing, Inc., was founded in 1993 in an effort to recognize, honor, and promote the pioneers of beach racing and stock car racing. Today the organization has almost 400 members from around the world and is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization. The all-volunteer Daytona Beach, Florida-based organization hosts a variety of activities throughout the year and publishes “The Cannonball,” a quarterly newsletter and our yearbook. The Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum of Racing History is operated in South Daytona, Florida. LLOAR co-sponsors with the City of Daytona Beach Shores, the Living Legends of Auto Racing Memorial Brick Walk of Fame featuring inscribed bricks honoring the pioneers of auto racing.


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Manchester, NH

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire is a nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to serve as advocates for children throughout the state who have experienced abuse or neglect. CASA volunteer advocates get to know a child and the important people in that child’s life to provide vital information to help a judge make decisions based on the best interests of the child.

CASA advocates truly change a child’s story.

Since CASA was founded in 1989, they have given more than 10,000 New Hampshire children a voice in District and Family Courts and a chance at a brighter future.



Norwood 150th Birthday - Norwood, MA

To embrace the rich memories and capture the dreams of a bright future for Norwood's citizenry...yesterday, today, and tomorrow. To engage our families, schools, and businesses in a collaboration of demonstrated and enduring civic pride. To celebrate as one unified community Norwood's rich cultural diversity, unparalleled work ethic, and extraordinary 150-year history as “The Crown Jewel of the Commonwealth”.



Norwood Day - Norwood, MA

Norwood Day is a spectacular event held every year in September. It is sponsored by the Recreation Department of Norwood and a fun day for the entire family. The event has traditionally had over 200 different tables comprised of various local businesses and organizations. The entertainment includes amusement rides, gaming trucks, a water gun trailer, rock wall, stage, and racing trailer! Sponsors such as DCD allow Norwood Day to be such a huge success!



Last Hope K9 Rescue

LHK9 Rescue is dedicated to saving abandoned, neglected, and/or abused dogs from high-kill shelters in Central Arkansas and beyond. They do not discriminate on the basis of age, pre-existing medical conditions, or breed. Since LHK9’s establishment in March of 2012, they have saved the lives of over 10,000 dogs with help from amazing volunteers, donors, adopters, and partners.



Norwood Little League - Norwood, MA

The Norwood Little League relies on sponsors to assist as they provide children with a fun athletic experience that teaches sportsmanship and teamwork.

Each year, registration fees are kept as low as possible so that more Norwood children can participate in baseball. However, the fees only cover a portion of the many costs needed to sustain a quality program. Generous sponsorships provide an opportunity for Norwood children to learn the game of baseball, the value of teamwork, and establish childhood memories that will last a lifetime. Some of the many costs we incur include field maintenance, uniforms, baseballs, equipment, umpires, and scholarships for families in need.



Notre Dame Ice Arena - Berlin, NH

The Notre Dame Arena, constructed in 1947 by the Catholic Church, is the second oldest indoor ice hockey arena and the only 501(c)(4) non-profit arena in New Hampshire. It is currently home to the largest number of New Hampshire Boys Ice Hockey State Championships and four National Amateur champions. Notre Dame Arena, a fixture in the Berlin community for over 70 years, will be undergoing major renovations thanks to a generous $300,000 donation from New Hampshire auto dealer Dan Dagesse. The arena will also be newly christened “Nucar Notre Dame Arena.”

Dagesse has been a longtime supporter of the arena, participating in hockey and athletic events in the Berlin community. “This renovation reflects our commitment to innovation, giving back, and being an integral part of the community,” Dagesse said. “We are also proud that the Nucar name will now not only be gracing dealerships in New Hampshire but will also be attached to the arena.”

This isn’t the first time Dagesse has made a huge contribution to the arena. In 2007, Dagesse donated $250,000, helping with much-needed renovations and putting the arena back on firm financial footing. His latest donation will continue to accelerate renovations and promote financial security, keeping the arena open despite the impacts of COVID-19.

In addition to his $300,000 donation, Dagesse is also committing to an annual $30,000 pledge, which will go towards scholarships for teaching youths how to skate and providing monetary assistance for those in need. Other exciting possible future plans include the creation of a Nucar invitational hockey tournament.



Kennedy-Donovan Center - Foxborough, MA

KDC's approach for children, adults, and families facing developmental delays, disabilities, or challenges, Kennedy-Donovan Center delivers life-changing outcomes. KDC brings a unique combination of pioneering data-driven approaches, a wide breadth of family and community-based services, and a passion for human empowerment.

Partnering with families, caregivers, professionals, and the wider community such as DCD helps provide the highest-quality human services possible.



Marshfield Fair - Marshfield, MA

Starting in 1862 through the present day, the main goals of the Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society have been to educate, develop, improve and promote agriculture, horticulture, mechanical arts, and all related fields. The first meeting, organized by Levi Walker and George Martin Baker, and held in 1862 during the Civil War was organized to provide a platform for residents to discuss agriculture. Called the South Marshfield Farmer’s Club, this was the beginning of what is now the Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society which continues to provide such a platform through the annual Marshfield Fair held in late August every year. This year’s fair will be held on August 19th – 28th 2022.
The Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society is a non-profit organization that aims to promote, preserve, and encourage agricultural activities as well as to educate the general public. The fairgrounds hosts a number of events throughout the year with the annual fair being the premier calendar event.
Situated along the coast between the city of Boston and Cape Cod, the Marshfield fairgrounds contains numerous agricultural buildings, thousands of exhibitor entries, hundreds of live animals, a bustling midway, live motorsports and daily entertainment. Surely something for everyone across all demographics!




Operation Airborne for Vets

DCD Automotive Holdings Sponsors “Operation Airborne for Vets”. The veteran-backed operation aims to help prevent suicide and promote comradery and healing among service members.

Project Sapient, the #1 law enforcement and military podcast, and veteran-focused nonprofits, 22 Mohawks and W&R Vets, are embarking on a weeklong campaign to bring awareness to suicide in the military community. The trip begins in Boston, MA, and concludes at the X-35 Airborne School, located at 14968 SW 110th St., Dunnellon, FL 34432.

Comprised of veterans, military members, and representatives from Project Sapient, 22 Mohawks, and W&R Vets, Operation Airborne for Vets will deploy out of Boston, MA, and drive down the East Coast to X-35 Airborne School in Dunnellon, Florida, where ten veterans will receive five days of Airborne School training as a means to bring awareness to and raise funds for initiatives aimed at supporting military members struggling with mental health.

The vehicle used by the veteran group as they travel down to Florida from Boston will be sponsored by DCD Automotive Group. Throughout the drive, they will be stopping along the way to pay homage to military service members past and present at historical landmarks and sites including Arlington National Cemetery and the Law Enforcement Memorial. The trip will conclude at the X-35 Airborne School, where ten veterans will receive aerial training to foster positive comradery and address mental health issues within the military community.

Hyundai Donation

Nichols College - Dudley, MA

Nichols College has added a new digital scoreboard to Vendetti Field in the fall of 2021.

The 30-foot sign, donated by Nucar, a subsidiary of the DCD Automotive Group in Norwood owned by the Dagesse family, was designed by Digital Scoreboards LLC. The college celebrated the addition at a ceremony at Vendetti Field prior to the start of the college’s Homecoming football game on Sept. 23.

“The new video board is certainly a game-changer for Nichols and the athletic department, allowing us to bring a whole new interactive experience for our fans and student-athletes,” Nichols Athletic Director Eric Gobiel said. “We could not be more thankful to the Dagesse family for their extremely generous gift and continued support.”