Last year, 91 percent of Ford and Lincoln dealers contributed financially and 81 percent volunteered time to local causes – according to annual Ford Survey on Dealer Giving. Ford and Lincoln dealers donated nearly $100 million and volunteered more than 700,000 hours in 2015. Six dealers from around the world are being honored for exceptional community service
For the second year in a row, Ford and Lincoln dealers gave nearly $100 million to local causes and nonprofits in communities across the United States in 2015 – according to Ford Motor Company’s annual Survey on Dealer Giving.
The survey was administered by Ford to coincide with the 16th annual Salute to Dealers awards at the 2016 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas.
Ford and Lincoln dealers participating in the survey donated approximately $96 million. This generosity reflects Ford Motor Company’s global brand promise to go further in delivering great products, a strong business and a better world.
Ford’s Salute to Dealers awards recognize dealers who go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the communities in which they live and work. Six dealers were selected from among more than 10,000 Ford Motor Company dealers worldwide. They are being recognized for exhibiting unparalleled giving, dedication and leadership to their communities.
In the survey, 91 percent of dealers said they give money to local causes, 81 percent volunteer time to local causes, 87 percent are looking to make a difference in their communities and 66 percent support local causes as a dealership tradition.
Ford and Lincoln dealer employees volunteer a total of 728,201 hours annually, the survey shows. This donation of time and support is a boon for local charities, with many reporting budget and staff shortages.