The 2023 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2023 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2023 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.


What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Dellenbach Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Larimer Humane Society, Animal Friends Aliance

Climate Wise, Drive Electric Northern CO, Sustainable Living Association, Trees, Water & People

Poudre School Dist. Foundation, CSU Foundation, CSU College of Liberal Arts, Fort Collins Museum of Art

United Way of Larimer County, Food Bank for Larimer County, Boys & Girls Club Larimer Co., Fort Collins Visitors Bureau, Habitat for Humanity

PVH MCR FDN/Cancer Cent, Pathways Hospice, National MS Society

Did Dellenbach Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Dellenbach Subaru

Subaru and Dellenbach Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Dellenbach Subaru Helps Deck The Halls at Make-A-Wish Colorado Holiday Wish Store! - Tina S

Dellenbach Subaru partnered with Make-A-Wish Colorado to collect holiday-themed decorations for the Make-A-Wish Colorado Holiday Wish Store! The Holiday Wish Store is a magical place where wish kids shop for holiday gifts for their family members... for free! With hands full of “wish bucks,” to pay for each gift, wish kids are paired with volunteer shopping assistants to help with the selection and wrapping of each present. This way, the gifts are a complete surprise for the family! And, each wish kid has an extra wish buck to pick out a present for themselves! It’s a magical event that spreads holiday joy throughout the entire community. With the help of their employees and customers, Dellenbach Subaru donated over 25 items, totaling over $350 to help make spirits bright! Thank you, Dellenbach Subaru, for helping Make-A-Wish Colorado deck the halls and create an unforgettable Holiday Wish Store!

Make-A-Wish Colorado
Dellenbach Subaru Helps Deck The Halls at Make-A-Wish Colorado Holiday Wish Store!

Animal Friends Alliance - Jared G

Animal Friends Alliance is an Adoption-guarantee shelter and subsidized spay/neuter clinic offering resources to keep pets in loving homes. Serving Northern Colorado and beyond. Dellenbach Subaru was proud to partner with Animal Friends Alliance for Share the Love 2021. Subaru and Dellenbach Motors were able to donate $250 per car retailed or ordered. Subaru and Dellenbach Subaru were able to donate $7,000 to Animal Friends Alliance. Dellenbach Subaru will continue to work with Animal Friend's alliance through 2022 with an animal adoption event already in the works for October 2022.

Animal Friends Alliance

Subaru Loves to Care in Northern Colorado - John D

In June, as part of Subaru Loves to Care, Dellenbach Subaru continued their seventh year of partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). By the end of the year, Subaru and all Subaru retailers will have delivered more than 230,000 blankets and thousands of messages of hope written by Subaru retailers and customers to patients carrying on their brave fight against cancer. Dellenbach Subaru was proud to partner with the UCHealth Cancer Center - Harmony Campus. In June, Mike and John Dellenbach Presented the northern Colorado oncology team with blankets and messages of hope for our local patients. “We were able to sit in on their morning staff meeting and introduce ourselves and express our gratitude for the work the oncology team does in our community” said John Dellenbach. Please see below for a message of thanks shared to the Dellenbach Team from the northern Colorado Oncology team: Mike & John Dellenbach, Paige, & Dr. Schuster, Thank you for putting smiles on our faces by starting our day off so well today & for joining us at our daily huddle where we could honor you during our “How we Improve lives” section!!! • The blankets as you said look like royalty & like the vision of our cancer center will help with the intent of making patients feel like they get a “Warm hug” when they enter. • John, the bagels are being enjoyed by staff as I type.  • Paige, we are impressed you drove all the way from the Springs so early this morning. • Mr. Dellenbach, thank you for representing us so well on BOTH of our Board of Directors ! • Dr. Schuster, we appreciate ALL you do for our patients especially those with leukemia and lymphoma- Bless YOU. We hope you all have a great day and enjoy the attached photos. Warmly, Kathleen, Joann, Leslie, Lyndsey & the Northern Colorado Oncology team “The morning was full of gratitude, appreciation and hope, it was an awesome atmosphere and we’re looking to support the center for many years to come.”-John Dellenbach

Subaru Loves to Care in Northern Colorado

A Surprise Gift - Jeremy G

Pictured left to right: MOLLY RODGERS, JOHN DELLENBACH, GLORIA MATSUSHITA,DVM John Dellenbach presents a check to Animal Friends Alliance from donations collected from Dellenbach Subaru employees and customers collected in the Subaru showroom during January and February 2022. “It was awesome to see the generosity of everyone who came through the showroom and saw the Animal Friends Alliance info on the table and felt moved enough to leave a donation.” Dellenbach offered Subaru branded dog toys along with informational packets about animal friend’s alliance, their mission and what they do. “We have partnered with animal friends alliance for many years and we thought it would be a nice surprise to show up with the donations unannounced.” Dellenbach said about delivering the check to the Animal Friends Alliance Mulberry campus. Dellenbach Subaru Looks forward to our continued partnership in 2022 with at least one adoption event already in the works.

A Surprise Gift

Subarus loves to help at the murphy center - Kody B

As part of the Subaru Loves to Help Event, Dellenbach Subaru was able to donate warm Subaru branded blankets and socks to the Murphy Center in Fort Collins, a one-stop-shop resource center for those affected by homelessness. The Murphy Center serves nearly 3,000 people each year in Larimer County. "We are proud to be a partner with the Murphy Center of Hope, a treasure of our community." Said John Dellenbach (pictured left with Anthony, donation attendant for the Murphy Center).

Subarus loves to help at the murphy center

Dellenbach Supports Local Pet Adoption - Megan S

Dellenbach Subaru is a proud supporter of Animal Friends Alliance, a local animal welfare organization that is working to prevent pet homelessness and protect the human-animal bond. In October 2021, Animal Friends Alliance hosted an adoption event at Dellenbach, at which 14 dogs and cats found homes. In addition, Dellenbach sponsors Animal Friends Alliance's events throughout the year, playing a crucial role in the 10,000 pets the organization helps each year. Thank you, Dellenbach, for investing in our local community!

Animal Friends Alliance
Dellenbach Supports Local Pet Adoption

It begins with a transmission... - Richard R

A couple of years ago my partner Kim took her 2013 Impreza to a local Subaru specialty repair shop. A month or more afterwards I was driving her car and noticed the transmission didn't feel right. I decided we bring it to Dellenbach Subaru where they found the previous service was inconsistent in regard to proper maintenance and had compromised the transmission to the point of it needing replacement. The service manager at Dellenbach was able to save us thousands of dollars by having the transmission replaced under warranty and also avoiding our going back to the specialty shop and arguing the issue. The specialty shop approached the maintenance incorrectly and didn't take full responsibility, which is why we took it to Dellenbach. I've known the Dellenbach family to be very understanding and outstanding community folks in Fort Collins and it showed in this instance. Fast forward 2 years and I took my Honda in to trade for a 2020 Impreza and a month later ordered a 2021 Crosstrek Limited. John Dellenbach made a couple mistakes with the Impreza but I was determined to get it and then worked with Chris Taylor on the Crosstrek. Dellenbach not only has impeccable staff but a heart for their customers. They exude some excitement into their approach of selling without the fanfare other dealers portray. The car business is not my favorite nor has it ever been, but Dellenbach has injected a better appreciation for me. Chris Taylor would text me each week while I waited for the Crosstrek to arrive with updates on delivery and he would answers any and all questions during that time. When I arrived to pick up the vehicle Patrick helped since Chris was out and he was also a delight. I was also contacted by their tech specialist Jeremy to stop in and go over features and not only learned I can actually lock my key in the vehicle but I was given a $25 Visa gift card for doing so. It's great to stop in and chat with folks who know the vehicles and can answer and assist with proper information. That wasn't always my experience. Thanks Dellenbach for all your help!

It begins with a transmission...

Supporting Housing while "Safer at Home" - Alex S

When COVID-19 arrived in the United States (and quarantine and social distancing quickly followed) our homes became our everything-- our schools, our offices, our places of worship... but what does "safer at home" mean to a family that may not have a truly SAFE place to live? In 2020, Fort Collins Habitat worked hard to continue construction and deliver on our promise to eight families currently in our program--HOME would be possible, even with a global pandemic uprooting so many aspects of normalcy in our community. Natasha was one of our Habitat homebuyers, who moved into her home just weeks before stay at home mandates were given. This stability came after years of moving over and over from place to place in search of an affordable, safe place to live--this, despite being employed full-time and earning a moderate wage. Natasha's home, like many, quickly became her everything during the pandemic: a place where she could keep her young daughter safe, and where she could live, work, and rest in comfort and health. Natasha's success became the inspiration and catalyst that pushed us through the many challenges of 2020, and led us to close on four other Habitat homes in that year. Dellenbach Subaru has been a longtime partner of Habitat, and their grassroots support of the Fort Collins community is well known. They recognized the immense need for safe, decent housing during the pandemic, and selected Fort Collins Habitat to be their "Share the Love" partner through the 2020 holiday season. We weren't sure what to expect, knowing that the holidays would be challenging for many, so when we received $14,000 in funding, we were humbled to the point of tears. This gift will allow us to continue to build and serve local, hardworking families. It will lead to safety, stability, and generational change. But more than anything, we were honored to have the support of such an intentional partner who saw that HOME is EVERYTHING, and sought to make HOME possible.

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity

Dellenbach pet adoption event saves lives - Megan S

In October of 2020, Dellenbach Subaru hosted an adoption event for Animal Friends Alliance at which 10 cats and 10 dogs found loving new homes. The cats, Herb, Churro, Reba, Marvin, Streusel, Stubby, Mittens, Delila, Samson, and French Toast, and dogs, Nolan, Todd, Oliver, Nala, Benna, Lina, Rocky, Batman, Maji, and Zara, all benefited from pre-adoption support funded thanks to the ASPCA and Subaru Loves Pets grant program. The support of Dellenbach motors was crucial to the success of this event; not only was at least one of the dogs (Nolan) adopted by a Dellenbach employee, but at least one other pet was adopted by someone who had stopped by to look at cars. In a year marked by uncertainty, cancelled events, and an increased need for animal welfare resources nationwide, being able to host an adoption event at Dellenbach Subaru was a much-needed chance to find new homes for pets in need. In addition, the month of October marked Subaru's National Make a Dog’s Day celebration, where Subaru of America and Dellenbach pledged to donate $100 to Animal Friends Alliance for each dog or cat adoption up to 31 total in the month of October. Thanks in part to this program and Dellenbach’s hosting of an adoption event in October, Animal Friends Alliance was able to perform not just 31, but nearly three hundred thirty adoptions of cats and dogs in the month of October. We’re so proud to be partnered with Dellenbach Subaru and Subaru of America – thank you from all of us for being a part of our Alliance.

Animal Friends Alliance
Dellenbach pet adoption event saves lives

Subaru and LLS Love to Care! - Julie J

UCHealth The Wellness Place – Harmony Campus, Fort Collins Cancer Center welcomed a large donation of blankets. The kind donation was made possible through the Subaru Loves to Care program in collaboration with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The delivery took place mid-day and included representatives from Dellenbach Subaru, Mike Dellenbach; UCHealth, Michelle Williams, Kathleen Michie, along with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kjestine Woods. Following the delivery the group took time to discuss the generous donation and plans for the delivery to patients along with UCHealth’s participating in the upcoming Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night event.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Subaru and LLS Love to Care!