Meet Connie McEldowney – Our 2nd Jeff’s Heroes Winner!

The people have spoken, and the Jeff Schmitt Auto Group is thrilled to announce that Connie McEldowney is the winner of our 2nd Jeff’s Heroes Initiative!

After we announced this incredible initiative to highlight and reward real, local heroes in the Miami Valley, the response was absolutely amazing. We received nominations for five exceptional individuals from around the Miami Valley, all of whom have done so much for so many in our community.

That’s why we’re so happy to award Connie McEldowney with a free car, as well as an additional $10k!

Connie’s Story

Connie started Rustic Hope, which is an organization that offers free support to single mothers before, during, and after delivery. They provide services such as transportation, food, clothing, supplies and much more.

A Big Thanks to All Jeff’s Heroes Nominees

We cannot express our gratitude to all Jeff’s Heroes nominees enough for all they are and all the extraordinary things they do in our community. We also want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone that took the time to nominate each one of them.

Reading each of their powerful stories has moved the entire Jeff Schmitt family, and we couldn’t be more proud to be associated with these fantastic people.

So, congratulations to Connie, Chaz, David, Michael, and Patricia! Thank you for all that you do for our community!

As for what’s next, we’d love to do this again soon! Stay tuned into the Jeff Schmitt Auto Group for more!





Chaz Amos

Chaz Amos is the Chief Executive officer and Founder of I Love West Dayton. The recent high school graduate has become a beacon of service and support in the West Dayton community.

David Nugent

David Nugent is a Brookville resident who has given away over 3,000 bikes to local kids. He was recently recognized for his work by the Dayton Daily News as a Community Gem.

Michael Knote

Michael Knote founded Have a Gay Day to support the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. The organization recently opened a multipurpose center in Dayton offering free food, free resources and more.

Patricia Cochran

Patricia Cochran formed the Gang of Seamstresses who make port accessible shirts for those going through cancer treatments. This group of ladies have now provided over 7,000 shirts to those in need.

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