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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

To make your commitment to the campaign, click on the form to the right to download it.

You may either email it to bglass@fordhouse.org, or send it by mail to Henry Ford Estate, 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236, attn. Brent Glass.

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 $25 million.

To date, dealers from across the U.S. and Canada have donated just over $2 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. Below is a rendering of the proposed dealer donor wall. The wall will also serve as the welcome sign for the estate, guaranteeing maximum visibility and impact for donors.

The wall will be 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 will be 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 will embody the spirit of those who contributed to Fair Lane’s unique character.

Initial plans suggest the wall will be ready by October 2017, with a proposed dealer appreciation event to be held in Spring 2018.

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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)
FRAMED PHOTO AND LETTER FROM EDSEL B. FORD II

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:

Matthew Wawro, Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives
(313) 453-2033
mwawro@fordhouse.org

Brent Glass, Development Associate
(313) 692-4108
bglass@fordhouse.org

To make your commitment to the campaign, you may download a form (click here). Either email it the Henry Ford Estate c/o bglass@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

Alabama

Cathy Anderson, Woody Anderson Ford, Huntsville

California

Jim Graham, Santa Margarita Auto Group, Rancho Santa Margarita

Kenneth Grody, Ken Grody Ford, Buena Park

Justin Hansel, Hansel Ford Lincoln, Santa Rosa

Dan Hay, Jim Burke Ford, Bakersfield

Larry Hibbler, Simi Valley Ford, Simi Valley

John McCallan, Kearny Pearson Ford, San Diego

Steve Pleau, Future Ford Lincoln, Roseville

Gary Premeaux, South Bay Ford Lincoln, Hawthorne

Kevin Roberts, Lake Elsinore Ford, Elsinore

Colorado
Jay Cimino, Phil Long Ford Lincoln, LLC, Colorado Springs

Florida
Stephen Parks, Parks Motor Group, Longwood

Georgia
Steve Ewing, Wade Ford, Smyrna

Idaho
Gregg Middlekauff
Middlekauff Ford Lincoln, Twin Falls

Michael Skillern, Kendall Ford of Meridian

Kentucky
Alton Blakley, Alton Blakley Ford, Somerset

Kevin Collins, Bill Collins Ford Lincoln, Louisville

Billy Hays, Town & Country Ford, Louisville

Montana

Garry Brayko, Archie Cochrane Ford, Billings

Michigan
James Seavitt, Village Ford, Dearborn

North Carolina
Owen Bertschi, Crescent Ford, High Point

Glenn Boyd, Crossroads Ford, Cary

Larry Cloninger, Cloninger Ford of Hickory

Dean Green, Green Ford Lincoln, Greensboro

Buddy Hilbish, Hilbish Motor, Kannapolis

John Lee, Lee Ford Lincoln, Wilson

Linda Leith, Leith Ford, Wendell

Junie Michael, Parkway Ford, Winston-Salem

Timothy Michael, Capital Ford, Raleigh

Ched Neal, Parkway Ford, Winston-Salem

Don Price, Lafayette Ford Lincoln, Fayetteville

Mat Raymond, Sanders Ford, Jacksonville

Jeff and Grady Shoe, Mooresville Ford, Mooresville

New Mexico
Dennis Snyder, Richardson Ford, Albuquerque

Nevada
Gary Ackerman, Gaudin Ford, Las Vegas

Ohio
Robert Dawes, Bob-Boyd Ford, Lancaster

Rhett Ricart, Ricart Ford, Groveport

Robert Ring, Kings Ford, Cincinnati

Oklahoma

Joseph Cooper, Cooper Ford, Oklahoma City

South Carolina

Vic Bailey, Vic Bailey Ford Lincoln, Spartanburg

Graham Eubank, Palmetto Ford, Charleston

Jim Hudson, Jim Hudson Ford, Lexington

TJ Johnson, Conway Ford, Conway

Mike Reichenbach, Mike Reichenbach Ford Lincoln, Florence

David Walters, Jones Ford, Charleston

Texas

Danay Covert, Covert Ford, Austin

Marc Cross, Jordan Ford, San Antonio

Charlie Gilchrist, Southwest Ford, Weatherford

Clarence Kahlig, Bluebonnet Ford Lincoln, New Braunfels

Sam Pack, Pack Auto Group, Dallas-Fort Worth

Collin Sewell, Sewell Ford Lincoln, Odessa

Robert Tomes, Bob Tomes Ford, McKinney

Robert Utter, Bob Utter Ford Lincoln, Sherman

Bill Utter, Bill Utter Ford, Denton

Virginia
Tom Barton, Beach Ford, Virginia Beach

Washington
Jon Creedon, Vancouver Ford, Vancouver

Dick Wendle, Wendle Ford, Spokane

Canada
Cam Clark, Cam Clark Ford, Olds, Alberta

Mike Stollery, Barrie Ford, Barrie, Ontario