Don Hattan has a history of over 75 years of community involvement. When we get asked why Don Hattan supports the organizations we do, the answer goes back to our values. From female empowerment, to youth education and sports, to veterans, our goal is to instill the same values in the community that we built our business upon.
Being a female-owned business, we look for ways to support women being in the driver’s seat (figuratively and literally!) both inside and out of the automotive business. Whether it’s collaborating with female athletes, supporting breast cancer research, or raising awareness for women’s heart health with the American Red Cross, empowering women is one of the pillars on which our business stands.
We believe youth sports and education programs ingrain values in men and women that shape them into strong leaders who will continue to be successful later in life. Many of the personality traits we look for in our employees are taught in sports or found in retired veterans: dependability, discipline, hard-work, collaboration, you name it. These programs teach strong moral lessons that are not always covered in school, as well as how to work with a team towards a shared goal. We admire our young athletes, students, and retired veterans, and are proud to support them in any way we can.
The Don Hattan Chevrolet’s “Pay it Forward” program helps neighbors in need by donating parts and service technicians donate their time to perform repairs to help recipients get back on the road. The dealership accepts nominations for new recipients.
Race cars are a family affair for one Don Hattan team member. Kenny Sweet joined Don Hattan in the Commercial Sales department in 2002 after moving to Wichita 11 years prior to pursue his dream of racing.
His love of cars and racing shows in all he does, and he works full time now as the Commercial and Fleet Sales Manager, he also spends many nights and weekends working on his race car. He learned alongside his father Ken Sweet.
Many of Kenny’s fondest memories are when his dad was in the race car beside him. Kenny is a lot of fun to work with and his racing stories keep us all entertained.
Don Hattan now proudly sponsors Kenny and number 87, go Kenny!
Don Hattan Chevrolet has been the official car sponsor of the Wichita Riverfest since 1974, furnishing the use of over 800 vehicles and contributing thousands of button sales.
Jim Hattan was honored as Admiral Windwagon Smith in 2007 because of Don Hattan Chevrolet’s contributions to the Riverfest over the years.
“Sponsoring the Riverfest is a great way to support the community. I could not have been more honored than when I was nominated and chosen to be Admiral Windwagon Smith Number 34. It was one of the funnest weeks of my life.” — Jim Hattan
Jim Hattan joined the metro board of the Wichita YMCA in 1991. He served on multiple boards and positions over the years such as head of the strong kids campaign in 2007 & 2008 helping over 40,000 people in Wichita providing assistance with free or reduced fees and programs and services. He served as President in 2010 and 2011 heading up fundraising of several millions of dollars for the new downtown branch.
“It was always amazing to me how many people utilized these facilities, over 20,000 visits per day in 8 facilities. I was extremely privileged to be able to be involved with such a great organization for all those years.
What makes the YMCA so powerful in this city are the great people who support it with their Time Talent and Treasures.” — Jim Hattan
We look forward to celebrating Halloween with our neighbors every year! Since 1997 we have supported the Wichita and Park City community by providing a safe place to trick-or-treat at our dealership.
Together with local sponsors, we fill the trunks of vehicles on the Don Hattan lot with candy, and we welcome about 1,000 kids each year.
What better combination, Chevrolet and racing!?! We have a lot of fun partnering with 81 Speedway for their events. We provide the pace vehicle, and they provide the fun and entertainment. Don Hattan night is a great hit for our employees too!
We are excited to sponsor Valley Center Public Schools. Valley Center stresses the importance of strong community values in every endeavor and it really shows in the schools. Go Hornets!
The Don Hattan Outlet’s “Pay it Forward” program helps neighbors in need by donating parts and service technicians donate their time to perform repairs to help recipients get back on the road. The dealership accepts nominations for new recipients.
“A very special thank you to Don Unruh and Don Hattan Chevrolet for making my life and travel so much easier when I was in need. I’m looking forward to doing business and telling everyone going forward what a caring dealership you are. Thank you!” — Kay Church, Don Hattan Outlet’s most recent “Pay It Forward” recipient
Don Hattan Outlet in El Dorado is committed to supporting continued education in our community. Our multiple sponsorships for Butler County Community College include the BCCC Grizzlies football team, Butler Foundation and a gold sponsorship of the annual Oyster Feed.
As the primary sponsor of the Friends of El Dorado Lake Mud Run, we’re not afraid to get a bit dirty for a good cause! This annual event helps the Friends of El Dorado Lake support and promote this stand-out recreation attraction in our community.
As a table sponsor for the Sunlight Children’s Advocacy & Rights Foundation, Don Hattan Outlet helps SCARF fulfill its mission of providing resources and facilities to protect abused and neglected children and their families.
Congratulations to Cherie….. our el dorado finalist who won this Chevy during our 6 week contest. This was our first car giveaway and we are proud it went to a great recipient!
Don Hattan Derby is proudly sponsoring the Derby Community Foundation’s popular event Uncorked. “It’s a great event for Derby and a great way for us to contribute to this community. The Derby Community Foundation’s mission to enrich the Derby area has clearly been successful, we feel privileged to be a part of it all” ~ Jill Hattan
Our first annual Trunk Or Treat in Derby was a great success! We look forward to celebrating Halloween with our neighbors every year. Together with local sponsors, we fill the trunks of vehicles on the Don Hattan lot with candy and our first year welcomed around 1,000 kids and their families.
Derby Operation Holiday A community wide mission celebrating 33 years of providing assistance to those who live below the poverty level in USD 260 Operation Holiday is another example of Derby’s strong community values and is a great way to help those in need. We adopted two families and had a toy and food drive.
Go Panthers! We are excited to sponsor Derby schools and their athletics programs. Derby stresses the importance of strong community values in every endeavor and it really shows in the schools.
Don Hattan Derby is proud to be a part of the Derby Community. We believe in the mission of The Derby Community Foundation. They have made so many community improvements within our city since the Foundation’s inception in 1994. We look forward to working with them again!