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Malcolm Wentworth II, CEO of America Can! Cars for Kids, Passes Away at the Age of 58

May 20, 2022

Mr. Wentworth worked with Texas Can Academies for 16 years, Cars for Kids for 11 years, and proudly served in the Marine Corps for 20 years.

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Malcom Wentworth II, the dedicated CEO of America Can! Cars for Kids, at the age of 58. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, brother and sister.

Malcolm enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1982 and served 20 years for his country while also obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Saint Leo’s University. He married his wife in 1983 and after his service, they moved to Texas to raise their son and daughter. In the spirit of service, Malcolm began working at the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas as their Director of Business Services. It was here that he began giving back to his community and was noticed by Texans Can! Academies founder, Grant East.

While working at Texans Can! Academies from 2005-2021 as their Chief Operating Officer, he also accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer of America Can! Cars for Kids in 2011. Malcolm accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2021. Malcolm will be remembered as more than a CEO; he was our leader and our beloved family member. Malcolm’s enthusiasm, generosity and willingness to help knew no bounds and he will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate to know him. We will all miss him more than words can express.

He embraced America Can! Cars for Kids with open arms and we considered ourselves honored to work alongside someone with such dedication, skills, and tenacity to champion Cars for Kids’ mission. Malcolm’s legacy will live on as he worked tirelessly and passionately for the organization in many ways changing the lives of thousands of kids across Texas and for that we will forever be grateful.

He always said, and truly believed “Write Off the Car, Not the Kid”®