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Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II, Memorial Fund

Circle BMW, the region’s premier BMW dealership, announced that it will make a charitable donation to the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families as well as scholarships to students who exemplify leadership qualities and community spirit.

The donation amount will be determined based on the number of cars Circle BMW sells during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. For each vehicle sold on Friday, May 26, Saturday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 30, Circle BMW will donate $100 to the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund. As in past years, Circle BMW will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day, May 29 in honor of our fallen heroes. 

Circle BMW is also highlighting BMW’s Memorial Day Sales event with attractive lease offers on the all-electric 2023 BMW iX and i4, and the versatile BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle in addition to BMW’s military incentive program which offers up to $4,000 in incentives toward select BMW models. The BMW Military Incentive is a special offer tailored for service members stationed in the United States and overseas. Eligible military personnel and their families may qualify for incentives on new leased or purchased BMW vehicles.

This will be the seventh year that Circle BMW has selected the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund to be the recipient of a philanthropic donation.

Marion Zilinski, mother of Lt. Zilinski, co-founder and board member of the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, said, “Circle BMW has been a long-time supporter and contributor to our mission, and we are extremely grateful for their friendship and charitable donations. Despite limited resources throughout the pandemic, we were able to maintain our commitment to support our military families, many who endured an added burden during the past years.”  

Circle BMW Founder and President Tom DeFelice Jr. has a long history of supporting military-related organizations including, Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation, Links to Freedom, the James M. Gurbisz Foundation, Folds of Honor, Wounded Warrior Project®, Hope for the Warriors®, Philip K. Dorn Detachment, Brendan Marrocco Road to Recovery Trust and the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation.

DeFelice said, “Memorial Day is a time to reflect and honor the men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom. Lt. Zilinski made the ultimate sacrifice for America and his family has kept his memory alive by helping other military families, a selfless and admirable act of kindness. It is our honor to again make a charitable donation to the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund in support of the good work being done to assist our U.S. Armed Forces and their families.”

Lt. Zilinski grew up in Middletown and graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, where he was a member of the swim team. He received his nomination to attend the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, New York and graduated in 2004. He also completed Airborne School while a student at West Point.

After graduation from Ranger School, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Rakkasan.” He deployed with the 101st Airborne Division on Sept. 17, 2005.  As a result of a roadside bombing near Bayji, 155 miles north of Baghdad, Lt. Zilinski died in Iraq on Nov. 19, 2005.

Lt. Zilinski’s medals include Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Global War on Terror, Iraq Campaign Service Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.

As an act of love and to honor his life and memory, Lt. Zilinski’s family and friends founded the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, whose mission is to continue to serve and assist returning men and women who were wounded in service to our nation and to provide support that improves the welfare of members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The fund also supports scholarships at CBA.

For more information about the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, visit or email

About Circle BMW

Circle BMW, owned by Tom DeFelice, Jr. since 1980 and now operated by his son, Thomas J. DeFelice, III, is dedicated to excellence in all phases of the BMW ownership experience: Sales, Service, Parts, Accessories, Lifestyle Products and Lifetime Customer Support. Serving customers in New Jersey, Circle BMW is one of the tri-state area’s leading luxury automotive dealerships.  Known as “The BMW Store at the Jersey Shore”, Circle BMW is a four-time recipient of the prestigious BMW Center of Excellence Award for achieving outstanding levels of performance and customer service. Most recently, Circle BMW received the highest accolade from as the 2023 National BMW Dealer of the Year and is also a 2023 Consumer Satisfaction Award recipient. CarFax has recognized Circle BMW as a 2022, 2021 and 2020 Top-Rated Auto Dealer. In addition to new vehicles, Circle BMW offers Certified Pre-Owned vehicles that meet demanding standards for resale. Our award-winning Service Department is among the top in the nation and is proud to employ the largest staff of BMW Master Technicians in New Jersey. Circle BMW is one of the largest BMW authorized stocking dealers of original equipment parts and accessories in the region.  Learn more at and connect with us on,  and

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