Ford Fund Contributes $800,000 to North Texas Schools
Ford has announced that its charitable arm—the Ford Fund—will partner with North Texas Ford Dealers to produce $800,000 in education programs and awareness throughout North Texas in 2015. To date, including this latest investment, Ford has contributed almost $2 million in the region since 2013.
“We are very excited to continue this program in North Texas,” said Sam Pack, chairman of the North Texas Ford Dealers. “Education is a top priority for Ford and its dealers and we believe this is an excellent opportunity to support student achievement in our communities.”
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The initiatives that will be funded by this donation are set to help up to 14,000 students and should create as much in $350,000 in scholarships at nearly 100 high schools throughout North Texas. Additionally, it will help fund the third year of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour, which is designed to encourage Latino youths to stay the course and pursue higher education with education and financial assistance, and it will also provide 10,000 new books to children in the North Texas elementary school system.
“Our goal is to accelerate our efforts in innovative ways,” said Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund. “By working with our dealers to take a more focused approach in the neighborhoods where we operate, we are building on our previous success to drive a brighter future for our young people.”
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