The votes are in for this year's Ford Salute to Dealers Awards, which honors six dealers for dedication and generosity to their respective communities. The honorees for 2016 are as follows:
Ken Crowley of Crowley Ford in Lincoln, Plainville, Connecticut: In support of JDRF, Crowley held an annual golf tournament that raised over $1 million. Crowley Ford Lincoln also participates in the U.S. Army Reserve's Employer Partnership Initiative and other programs.
Natalie Tindol of Tindol Ford in Gastonia, North Carolina: Involved with both the local YMCA and Girl Scouts, Tindol has a prominent leadership role amongst youth in her community. She is also the past president of the Community Foundation of Gaston County.
Alan Jay Wildstein of Alan Jay Ford Lincoln, Inc. in Sebring, Florida: Notably, Wildstein's Alan Jay Wheels for A's program gives away a late-model vehicle to a graduating senior at five local high schools in the area. Wildstein is also heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity - his 17th sponsored home is already committed for 2017.
Vaughn A. Wyant of Jubilee Ford Sales Ltd. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: Along with local businesses and dealerships, Wyant notably created and auctioned off a specially designed Ford F-100 truck to raise $450,000 for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Paul Brown of John Andrew Ford in Auckland, New Zealand: As a committed advocate of Camp Quality, which serves children affected by cancer, Brown's dealership has raised over $950,000 to date for the camp. Brown also has experience serving on local school boards with an emphasis on fundraising efforts.
Turgay Mersin of Sadıkoğlu, Uşak, Turkey: Mersin and his family's dealership group have made long-lasting contributions both to their community and their country's economy, as demonstrated through multiple projects that emphasize education, health and well-being.
Find out more about how Ford is giving back and going further at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!