Ford is without a doubt one of the Colorado 4-H Foundation’s most loyal and generous supporters, having donated a brand-new truck to the Foundation’s Raffle Truck Program for 11 consecutive years. The raffle is the Colorado 4-H Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, helping support 4-H clubs, travel opportunities, scholarships and more. Ford’s truck donations to the Foundation for more than a decade have added up to more than $500,000. Read on to learn more about why Ford remains so committed to supporting Colorado’s 4-H youth.
Please describe your business…
The Mountain States Ford Dealers Association is a group of 39 dealerships in the state of Colorado that sell and service Ford cars, trucks and sport utilities.
How has Ford supported the Colorado 4-H Foundation over the years?
For 11 years straight, Ford has donated an F-150 Truck to be raffled off at a 4-H annual event. To date this has raised more the $500,000 in support of 4-H in Colorado.
Why is it important to your organization to support Colorado’s 4-H youth?
Agriculture is an important part of the heritage of this great country and 4-H exudes the best of the best in promoting youth to follow their dream to be part of this important industry. Your Local Ford Stores know that these kids are the future of America. And anything we can do as local business partners with 4-H will go a long way in solidifying the next generation of farmers and ranchers.
How does the mission/vision of Ford align with 4-H values?
Your Local Ford Stores, like 4-H, are all proud to be part the agriculture community. It takes grit, hard work, and an uncompromised toughness to work these lands, and Ford offers trucks with these some attributes.
What have you found to be the most rewarding part of supporting our state’s 4-H program?
Getting to see how these young men and women carry themselves and take pride in what they do. Seeing them meet and exceed their goals in life.
Are your employees involved in 4-H?
Being a group of Local Ford Dealers, all dealerships are directly involved in the communities around them. Some have employees that are involved in 4-H, but most have seen the impact 4-H has on the areas to which they serve.
Any parting/additional thoughts?
Your Local Ford Stores are proud to be part of the 4-H Program. We take pride in being a small part of raising the funds needed to keep the program going and wish nothing but the best for 4-H in the future.