North Texas Ford Dealers, Ford Fund Raise $440K for High Schoolers
Ford Motor Company Fund once again this year initiated a match program for every dollar invested by North Texas Ford dealers into creating Ford Driving Dreams scholarships for students throughout the region. The result was a total of $440,000 in scholarships that were distributed to 220 high school students, bringing the total dollar amount contributed by dealers in North Texas and the Ford Fund to more than $3 million. This total is up from a total of $400,000 raised last year.
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“Education is pivotal in the development of our communities, and Ford Motor Company Fund is committed to empowering the communities where we do business by investing in the education of our youth,” said Joe Avila, manager, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Our work with the North Texas Ford dealers is a model collaborative effort that demonstrates a strong commitment to help our future generation of leaders succeed.”
“The North Texas Ford dealers are excited about the ongoing affiliation with Ford Fund to help the communities where we do business thrive,” said Greg Wood, North Texas regional sales manager, Ford Motor Company. “By investing in the Ford Driving Dreams scholarship program, the North Texas Ford dealers are making a difference and putting students on the path to a great college experience.”
To celebrate the 2017 scholarship recipients, Ford is inviting students to Ford Center at the Star, the practice field for the Dallas Cowboys and home field of Frisco ISD, for a special event. This celebration will feature inspiring words from speaker Alex Montoya, appearances from radio DJ Armando “El Chiquilin” Ulloa and various Ford executives, and the launch of the new and improved Ford Driving Dreams website.
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