The Ford-Employees African Ancestry Network (FAAN) is the first and oldest of Ford’s employee resource groups. In Kentucky, over 20 active members from both Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP) and Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) make up the Louisville FAAN chapter.
This local chapter goes beyond merely donating money. These members have contributed their personal time, such as mentoring, participating in career days, and even adopting a local YMCA as their own, fulfilling various needs such as painting their gym and an annual clean-up day. To show their focus on education, annual FAAN membership dues are collected and applied toward a scholarship each year, where one student is awarded $500 to apply toward school.
Most recently, FAAN members from KTP and LAP participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake, which is the organizations signature fundraising event. Each member that bowled had a requirement to raise at least $100, the result of which generated approximately $1200 in donations. The event itself raised over $15,000 for the day, and will go toward supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters efforts of helping children that face adversity with impactful and long lasting relationships that will change their futures for the better.
“Our FAAN members feel we have a responsibility to reach out to our community’” said Cynthia Goldsberry, KTP Team Manager. “We give willingly whether it’s time, talents or monetary, whatever is needed to help improve and encourage others in their quest for success in education, employment and quality of life.”
For information on how to get involved with the Louisville FAAN, please contact Cynthia Goldsberry (KTP) at (502) 339-3810 or Angela Weathers (LAP) at (502) 689-1526.