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DEALER ADVISORY GROUP

Preserving our past, for our future ...

Dear Ford/Lincoln Dealer,

In today's business climate, you would probably agree that the word "entrepreneur" defines us more than ever. We have been faced with struggles and challenges on all fronts, and yet somehow we persevere and prevail.

That essence is the reason we write today. Henry Ford was a larger than life example of an entrepreneur facing the same kinds of struggles and challenges which we face today. His determination has left over a century of followers who work to carry on his legacy in their own business. Those followers are you and me.

Following the passing of Clara and Henry Ford in 1950 and 1947, respectively, the estate changed hands a couple of times. From 1956 to 2013, the University of Michigan - Dearborn held the property, running a restaurant and using it for events and meetings. In 2013, the estate was transferred into a new 501c3 with the purpose to restore, reimagine, and reopen the estate to the public.

In light of this, when it came to our attention that the final home of Clara and Henry Ford was closed for restoration to become a living testament to entrepreneurs, we decided that we as dealers - those who maintain his legacy - had a duty to help the effort. That's where you come in.

We convened the Dealer Advisory Group (DAG) with the goal to involve as many Ford/Lincoln dealers across North America as possible. Below you will find some more information on how you can get involved with the project and who has joined us so far.

Sincerely yours,

DAG Chairman
Sam Pack, Pack Auto Group, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

DAG Members
Gary Ackerman, Gaudin Motor Company, Henderson, NV
Cathy Anderson, Woody Anderson Ford, Huntsville, AL
Jay Cimino, Phil Long Ford, Colorado Springs, CO
Cam Clark, Cam Clark Ford, Olds, Alberta
Kevin Collins and Bill Collins, Ford Lincoln, Louisville, KY
Steve Ewing, Wade Ford, Smyrna, GA
Charlie Gilchrist, Southwest Ford, Weatherford, TX
Dan Hay, Jim Burke Ford, Bakersfield, CA
Junie Michael, Parkway Ford, Winston-Salem, NC
Gregg Middlekauff, Middlekauff Ford, North Twin Falls, ID
Rhett Ricart, Ricart Automotive, Groveport, OH
James Seavitt, Village Ford, Dearborn, MI
Collin Sewell, Sewell Ford, Odessa, TX
Mike Stollery, Barrie Ford, Barrie, Ontario

Henry Ford and the 10 Millionth Model T

GOALS

In 2015, recognizing their uniquely close connection to the man who put the world on wheels, dealers from across the United States and Canada came together to establish the Dealer Advisory Group (DAG) to advise and guide the Campaign for Fair Lane. Sam Pack, of Dallas-Fort Worth, Elena Ford, and Edsel B. Ford II co-chair the initiative.

As one should expect from the industriousness of Ford dealers, the DAG set for itself an ambitious $3.5 million fundraising goal toward the ultimate Phase I goal of $27.5 million.

To date, dealers from across the U.S. and Canada have donated just over $2.7 million to Fair Lane.

Your contributions:

- Address all life-safety and structural failure issues of Estate
- Restore 12 core rooms of the home, the gardens, and the Powerhouse
- Develop interactive programming that educates and inspires visitors through the legacy of Clara and Henry
- Establish an endowment to ensure self-sufficiency going forward

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Donor Wall

Participating dealers will receive special recognition on Fair Lane’s donor wall. The wall serves as the welcome sign for the estate, guaranteeing maximum visibility and impact for donors.

The wall is comprised of limestone, one of the preferred materials used by renowned landscape architect, Jens Jensen, who designed the grounds of Fair Lane. The donor recognition plates are comprised of rusted steel, bringing in Henry's role in industrialization. From above, the donor wall is shaped like the fender of the Model T. Taken together this structure embodies the spirit of those who contributed to Fair Lane’s unique character.

The first round of plaques were completed and installed in the spring of 2018. The next round will be fabricated in late 2019 and installed in the spring of 2020. Get involved TODAY to secure your place on the donor wall.

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Levels of Giving

The Fair Lane Society
$5,000 - $9,999
RECOGNITION ON DONOR WALL (ONE LINE)

The Model A Society
$10,000 - $24,999
RECOGNITION ON DONOR WALL (TWO LINES)

The Model T Society
$25,000 - $49,999
RECOGNITION ON DONOR WALL (THREE LINES)
FRAMED PHOTO AND LETTER FROM EDSEL B. FORD II

The Sweepstakes Society
$50,000 - $99,999
RECOGNITION ON DONOR WALL (FOUR LINES)
FRAMED PHOTO AND LETTER FROM EDSEL B. FORD II

The Quadricycle Society
$100,000 and above
RECOGNITION ON DONOR WALL (SIX LINES)
FRAMED PHOTO AND LETTER FROM EDSEL B. FORD II

Get Involved

To discover how you can help achieve the mission and vision of Fair Lane, please contact the development staff at 313-884-4222 ext. 117.

To make your commitment to the campaign, you may download a form (click here). Either email it to the Henry Ford Estate c/o ptimmins@fordhouse.org, or send it by mail to the Fair Lane Campaign, c/o Henry Ford Estate, 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236.

DOnors

The Dealer Advisory Group has committed itself to raising $3.5 million toward the Campaign for Fair Lane., and has been instrumental in driving interest and donations to that campaign, Below is a list of participating dealers. We owe special thanks to our leadership donors who have contributed $100,000.

ALBERTA, CANADA

Advantage Ford Sales, Calgary, AB
Cam Clark Ford, Airdrie, AB
Jim Hansen's Gateway Ford Lincoln Sales, Grande Prairie, AB
Woodridge Ford Lincoln, Calgary, AB

ALABAMA

Buster Miles Ford, Heflin, AL
Long-Lewis Ford, Muscle Shoals, AL
Lynn Layton Ford, Decatur, AL
Town & Country Ford LLC,, Birmingham, AL
Woody Anderson Ford, Huntsville, AL

AUSTRALIA

Peter Warren Ford, NSW

CALIFORNIA

Burke Automotive Group, Bakersfield, CA
Future Ford Lincoln, Roseville, CA
Galpin Motors, North Hills, CA
Hansel Ford Lincoln, Petaluma, CA
Kearny Pearson Ford, San Diego, CA
Ken Grody Ford, Buena Park, CA
Lake Elsinore Ford, Lake Elsinore, CA
Santa Margarita Ford, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Simi Valley Ford, Camarillo, CA
South Bay Ford Lincoln, Hawthorne, CA

COLORADO

Phil Long Ford Lincoln, Colorado Springs, CO
Western Slope Auto, Grand Junction, CO

FLORIDA

Brandon Ford, Tampa, FL
Parks Motor Group, Longwood, FL

GEORGIA

Courtesy Ford, Conyers, GA
Hennessy Ford Lincoln, Atlanta, GA
J.C. Lewis Ford, Savannah, GA
Wade Ford, Smyrna, GA

IDAHO

Kendall Ford of Meridian, ID
Middlekauff Ford Lincoln, North Twin Falls, ID

INDIANA

Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Inc., IN
Jim O’Neal Ford, Sellersburg, IN

KENTUCKY

Alton Blakely Ford, Somerset, KY
Bill Collins Ford Lincoln, Louisville, KY
Byerly Ford, Louisville, KY
Hays Automotive Supervision, Inc., Louisville, KY
Jack Kain Ford, Versailles, KY

MANITOBA, CANADA

Kelleher Ford Sales, Brandon, Manitoba

MARYLAND

Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln, Baltimore, MD
Preston Automotive Group, Preston, MD

MICHIGAN

Dorian Ford, Clinton Charter Township, MI
Jack Demmer Lincoln, Dearborn, MI
North Brothers Ford, Westland, MI
Pat Milliken Ford, Redford, MI
Village Ford, Dearborn, MI

MISSISSIPPI

Watson Quality Ford, Jackson, MS

MISSOURI

AutoAlert LLC, Kansas City, MO
Gary Crossley Ford, Kansas City, MO

MONTANA

Archie Cochrane Motors, Billings, MT

NEW MEXICO

Richardson Ford, Albuquerque, NM

NEW ZEALAND

Fairview Motors, Fairview, NZ

NEVADA

Friendly Ford, Las Vegas, NV
Gaudin Motor Company, Henderson, NV

NORTH CAROLINA

Capital Ford, Raleigh, NC
Cloninger Ford of Hickory, NC
Crescent Ford, High Point, NC
Crossroads Automotive Group, Henderson, NC
Green Ford Lincoln, Greensboro, NC
Hilbish Motor, Kannapolis, NC
Ken Wilson Ford, Canton, NC
Lafayette Ford Lincoln, Fayetteville, NC
Lee Motor Company, Wilson, NC
Leith Ford, Wendell, NC
Mooresville Ford, Mooresville, NC
Parkway Ford Lincoln, Winston-Salem, NC
Sanders Ford, Jacksonville, NC

OHIO

Bob-Boyd Ford, Lancaster, OH
Kings Ford, Inc., Maineville, OH
Nourse Chillicothe Ford Lincoln, Chillicothe, OH
Pallotta Ford Lincoln, Wooster, OH
Ricart Ford, Columbus, OH

OKLAHOMA

Bill Knight Ford, Tulsa, OK
Cooper Auto Group, Oklahoma City, OK

ONTARIO, CANADA

Barrie Ford, Barrie, ON
Courtesy Ford Lincoln, ON
Dixie Ford Sales, Mississauga, ON
Donnelly Ford Lincoln, Ottawa, ON
Eastgate Ford Sales, Hamilton, ON

QUEBEC, CANADA

Le Circuit Ford, Montreal, QC

RHODE ISLAND

Tasca Automotive Group, Cranston, RI

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA

Bennett-Dunlop Ford, Regina, SK
Capital Ford Lincoln, North Regina, SK
Jubilee Ford, Saskatoon, SK

SOUTH CAROLINA

Conway Ford, Conway, SC
Jim Hudson Ford, Lexington, SC
Jones Ford, North Charleston, SC
Mike Reichenbach Ford Lincoln, Florence, SC
Palmetto Ford Lincoln, Charleston, SC
Vic Bailey Ford Lincoln, Spartanburg, SC

TEXAS

All Star Ford, Palestine, TX
Bayway Lincoln, Houston, TX
Bill Utter Ford, Argyle, TX
Bluebonnet Motors, New Braunfels, TX
Bob Tomes Ford, McKinney, TX
Bob Utter Ford Lincoln, Sherman, TX
Boggus Motor Company, Harlingen, TX
Boggus Motor Sales, McAllen, TX
Covert Ford, Austin, TX
Friendly Ford, Houston, TX
Johnson Brothers Ford, Temple, TX
Jordan Ford, San Antonio, TX
McCombs Ford, San Antonio, TX
Pack Auto Group, Carrollton, TX
Rogers Ford Sales, Midland, TX
Sewell Ford Lincoln, Odessa, TX
Smith South Plains Ford, Levelland, TX
SouthWest Auto Group, Weatherford, TX
Wichita Falls Ford Lincoln, Wichita Falls, TX

VIRGINIA

Beach Ford, Virginia Beach, VA
Sheehy Ford, Fairfax, VA

WASHINGTON

Vancouver Ford, Vancouver, WA
Wendle Ford Sales, Spokane, WA