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Ford Motor Company is Seeking Unsung Heroes in Anchorage


  • Ford Freedom Unsung Program kicks off in Anchorage
  • Call for nominations due March 31, 2014
  • Special awards ceremony to be held at Dena’ina Center on April 30, 2014

DEARBORN, MICH. March 20, 2014 — Ford Motor Company as part of their ongoing commitment to support local communities, is kicking off their Ford Freedom Unsung program in Anchorage.  This effort is designed to honor distinguished Americans who dedicate their lives to improving the community where they live and the world at large. Award categories include Community, Education, Military, Youth and Organization. Residents of the Anchorage area are invited to nominate their favorite living unsung hero who resides in this area.

The Ford Freedom Unsung – Anchorage edition will celebrate those who have made exceptional and impactful contributions to this region. Ford will recognize the winners at a special reception in their honor on April 30, 2014 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. 

“Ford is proud to honor the contributions of others who go above and beyond to positively impact communities but are often are not recognized for what they do,” said Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Whether it is a mother who tutors children, or a brother who sacrificed years serving his country, to a neighbor who leads a nonprofit organization or a father who dedicated his life to serving the homeless, unsung heroes surround us everyday and look for nothing in return.”

The program honors the outstanding achievements of ordinary people and organizations performing extraordinary work in the African American community.  Made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Freedom Unsung salutes and honors those who have positively impacted communities and whose achievements serve to enlighten and inspire others. 

Nominations are due by Monday, March 31, 2014.  Please mail nominations to Ford Motor Company World Headquarters, Attention: Cherise Steward, One American Road, Suite 212, Dearborn, MI 48126 or email to cstewa99@ford.com

Honoring Unsung Heroes in the African American community

In every community there are individuals who go above and beyond to positively impact countless lives. Their stories deserve recognition. Ford Freedom Unsung celebrates these extraordinary individuals and organizations within communities across the country whose achievements may otherwise go unacknowledged.

Made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Freedom Unsung salutes and honors those who have positively impacted communities and whose achievements serve to enlighten and inspire others. Awards are presented to individuals in the areas of community, education, military, and youth. There is one award category for an outstanding organization.

Honorees in each category are selected based on outstanding accomplishments including unique and valiant acts that positively impact lives in their immediate or widespread community. Their actions affect many and impart triumphant outcomes.


Call for Nominations

Do you know an Unsung Hero?
Who are the Unsung in Anchorage?

In honor of the outstanding achievements of Unsung Heroes in the African American community, Ford Motor Company is launching a search for the Unsung Heroes of Anchorage. Honorees will be recognized at a special reception and program held April 30, 2014 at the Dena’ina Center.

To be considered for an award, nominees should be outstanding, distinctive and dedicated living individuals or organizations performing exceptional and impactful work. Their noteworthy accomplishments should provide positive outcomes in their community and beyond.

A minimum of three honorees from each of the following categories:

  • Community - An individual whose deeds have benefited the lives of others in their community.
  • Education - An individual who works or volunteers in an educational setting for the benefit of others, including teachers, students, parents of students, and the public.
  • Military - An individual demonstrating dedication and commitment to our country through past or present military service.
  • Youth - Young people (ages 17 and under) who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their school, neighborhood or community.
  • Organization - A non-profit organization whose work positively impacts many lives in the community it serves.

All nominations must be completed and postmarked or received by email no later than March 31, 2014 in order to be considered by the Board of Judges. Recipients will be notified by April 11, 2014.

To enter:
• Submit the name and address, and telephone number of both your nominee and yourself as the nominator.
• Submit a headshot photo of the nominee in a high resolution JPEG format .
• Please indicate which category (community, education, military, youth or organization) for which you are submitting a nomination.
• Write a brief (500 words or less) compelling summary describing what distinguishes your nominee as an individual and/or organization including information that highlights how the nominee’s actions benefits the lives of others.
• Recipients must be present at the program April 30, (Military personnel on active deployment may appoint a representative).

Mail Nominations to:
Ford Motor Company World Headquarters
Attention: Cherise Steward
One American Road - 212
Dearborn, MI 48126

Nominations can also be submitted via email to cstewa99@ford.com

All rights to winning submissions are property of Ford Motor Company Fund.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Ford Motor Company Fund

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