“One of Ford’s core values is to do our part in building a better world, including supporting strong communities everywhere our employees live and work,” Fields said. “We are proud of our legacy of support to the United Way, and we look forward to building on that success in the years to come.”
Brennan said work will begin in the summer on the 2014-2015 campaign, led by Ammann.
“We are looking ahead, and we thank incoming campaign chair Dan Ammann for agreeing to carry the torch forward with a visionary approach to meeting our next annual goal,” Brennan said. “We are grateful for his enthusiasm for and dedication to United Way’s mission.”
“I am honored to serve this great organization and look forward to contributing to a successful campaign,” said Ammann. “On behalf of the GM team, we are deeply committed to our long-standing relationship with United Way and fully support all of its caring efforts to those in need in our community.”
The General Motors Foundation’s largest grant ever – $27.1 million to United Way for Southeastern Michigan – was pledged in 2010 to create a Network of Excellence in seven Detroit-area high schools. The grant provides necessary resources to help the schools reach their goal of increasing graduation rates from 50 percent to 80 percent by 2015. Additionally, it helps to sustain 65 Early Learning Centers in 10 of Detroit’s most challenged neighborhoods.
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
About General Motors Co.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at
About United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way for Southeastern Michigan mobilizes the caring power of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways throughout the region. The organization is led by a diverse group of volunteers from business, labor, government, human services, education and the community. United Way provides opportunities to invest in the metropolitan Detroit community through its annual Campaign and is a leader in convening partners to impact local residents each year by increasing economic self-sufficiency, protecting children and youth at risk, strengthening families, empowering neighborhoods and communities, and promoting health and wellness. For more information, visit
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