About Action Donation Services® and Our Key Management Team
Action Donation Services is a California corporation that has been facilitating donated car, boat, yacht, and RV donations nationwide on behalf of client charities for more than thirteen years. We have contractual agreements with more than 300 client charities to exclusively process their donated property. We pick up property promptly and free of charge for donors of qualified donations nationwide.
Our unique program results in donors being able to claim the highest legally possible tax deductions and generates the highest average income flows per donation for our non-profit clients. We also have developed unique procedures and proprietary methods for processing high value properties such as motorhomes and yachts.
Our experienced key management team and staff always goes the extra mile to maximize the value and satisfaction of every donation for both donors and their selected charity recipients.
Craig J. Witt, Founder and CEO
Our founder and CEO grew up on Galveston Island, TX, in a family with history in the fishing industry. He learned early to work hard and love the sea. He began boating with his father by the age of three, and was learning how to service vessels by the age of six. He started servicing vessels on his own by the age of ten. He was purchasing and renovating vessels for a profit, all before the age of 14.
Craig became a successful entrepreneur in the marine, recreational vehicles, and automotive industries. He also invested in real estate while honing the skills necessary to launch Action Donation Services in 2002.
He has managed and grown Action Donation Services to the success it is today—all without any outside investment.
Ted Cox, National Director of Client Charity Development
Ted’s experience includes developing—and then selling—several businesses, followed by an eighteen year career with the Boy Scouts of America. When he retired in 2001, he had been the CEO of one of the nation’s largest Boy Scout Councils for nine years. While serving in that position, Ted enjoyed major successes in recruiting and motivating top-level volunteers and consistent success in fundraising and endowment development.
Ted has a BS degree in Business Management and an MS degree in Human Development and Leadership.
Ted has always been a “car guy” beginning to build hot rods, racecars, and custom vehicles all the way back in his high school days in Southern California. Building fast cars continues to be Ted’s hobby to this day.
Kim Burch, Director of Operations
Our Director of Operations brings twenty plus years of management experience to the company, along with twelve years working in the legal field in various litigation support positions from large 500 plus attorney firms to a small solo-practitioner.
Kim’s experience in legal, management, employee training/retention, and customer service results in her continuing success in streamlining and optimizing the Action Donation operation. Among many other tasks, she oversees the hundreds of sales and repair sub-contractors nationwide who contract with Action Donation Services to help increase the value of donations.
As our client non-profits and donors know, Action consistently goes beyond its competitors in our efforts to have every donation generate the greatest benefit for a selected charity and the donor. Members of the Action team evaluate every donation, and whenever financially beneficial we will repair, refurbish, and properly prepare donated property for sale in order to increase the selling price. We sell retail whenever feasible—not wholesale—to generate greater income for our clients and give donors the possibility of a high tax deduction.
Our key management team and their staff continue to go the extra mile daily to make the property donation process a satisfying and pleasurable experience.
For more information, please call 866-244-8464.