Salute to Dealers is a Ford Motor Company initiative that recognizes and honors Dealer Principals who have gone above and beyond in their communities. They dedicate time and resources to help improve the lives of others, through their support of countless charitable causes. Their compassion and kindness provide help and hope to so many that truly need it.
Now in its 24th year, Salute to Dealers is championed by Henry Ford III.
“I am honored to recognize our dealers for all they do to support communities across the globe every day,” said Ford. “They continually find ways to give back and, in the process, make a tremendous impact on so many.”
Dealers from around the globe were nominated for the 24th annual awards. Both Ford and Lincoln Dealer Principals are eligible to be nominated by their dealership or regional representatives. A panel of judges selects the honorees based on the dealer’s individual activities, length of participation and personal motivation. In recognition of the Honorees’ service to their communities, Ford held a reception on February 1, preceding the annual National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The honorees received a custom painted portrait featuring a montage of their philanthropic efforts and involvement in their communities. Copies of the portraits will be on display in the lobby of Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan for year-round viewing. In further recognition, Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $10,000 in each honoree’s name to a charity of their choice.
This year, Ford recognized the following Dealers for their generosity and commitment to their communities: