Perhaps Congress should suggest the auto industry forgo "giving" and corporate jets. In 2005, GM and the GM Foundation contributed more than $61 million to charitable causes through cash contributions, in-kind donations, and participation in charity events. GM typically donates products, components, and other equipment to a variety of universities, colleges, vocational schools, secondary schools, and correctional institutions with automotive-service or engineering programs. GM also donates non-product equipment and real estate to selected non-profit charitable institutions in the communities in which we operate. In addition, the company participates in numerous charity events benefiting a diverse group of philanthropic causes and organizations. These contributions reach their target groups through the GM Foundation and GM corporate contributions.