16 May 2015

Andre Borromeo Honored in Ford’s Global Salute to Dealers

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2015 – Ford Motor Company honored six of its dealers at the
15th annual Salute to Dealers awards at the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in San Francisco.

Ford’s Salute to Dealers awards recognizes dealers who go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the communities in which they live and work. Six dealers were selected from among more than 8,500 Ford Motor Company dealers worldwide. They are being recognized for exhibiting unparalleled giving, dedication and leadership to their communities.

 

Andre Rafael Borromeo, one of Ford’s dealer principals in the Philippines and his Ford Tacloban dealership, are one of just six Ford dealers globally to be honored with this year’s Salute to Dealers. Borromeo is the only dealer in the Asia region, and to the first-ever Filipino dealer to be recognized with this prestigious award.

Through the years, Borromeo has positively affected countless lives through his humanitarian and charitable efforts and his active participation in community development projects.

When Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban in 2013 and destroyed his dealership, Borromeo and his dealership team were able to reach out and help others by providing transportation, food, clothing and shelter to those who had lost their homes. He also secured vehicles to transport victims to safe locations and supported a group of foreign volunteers by sending additional manpower to assist in their medical mission.

Other Salute to Dealers honorees this year include:
• Robert Elder, Elder Ford of Tampa; Tampa, Florida, United States
• Nas Khan, Jennings Ford Middlesbrough; Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
• Ronald F. Kody, Richmond Ford Lincoln; Richmond, Virginia, United States
• Gary L. Uftring, Uftring Ford; East Peoria, Illinois, United States
• Miguel Zapata, Ford Zapata; Tlalnepantla, Mexico

 

Ford, Lincoln Dealers Give Communities Nearly $100 Million in 2014

• Last year, 82 percent of Ford and Lincoln dealers contributed financially and 95 percent volunteered time to local causes, according to annual Ford Survey on Dealer Giving

• Ford and Lincoln dealers donated nearly $100 million and volunteered nearly 1 million hours in 2014

• Andre Rafael Borromeo, Ford Tacloban, is one of just six dealers globally, and the only Ford dealer in Asia, to be honored with this year’s prestigious Salute to Dealers awards


SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2015 – Ford and Lincoln dealers gave nearly $100 million to local causes and nonprofits in communities across the United States in 2014, according to Ford Motor Company’s annual Survey on Dealer Giving.

The survey was administered by Ford to coincide with the 15th annual Salute to Dealers awards at the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in San Francisco.

Ford and Lincoln dealers participating in the survey donated approximately $97 million. This generosity reflects Ford Motor Company’s global brand promise to Go Further in delivering great products, a strong business and a better world.

Ford’s Salute to Dealers awards recognizes dealers who go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the communities in which they live and work. Six dealers were selected from among more than 8,500 Ford Motor Company dealers worldwide. They are being recognized for exhibiting unparalleled giving, dedication and leadership to their communities.

Ford and Lincoln dealer employees volunteer a combined total of 809,160 hours annually, the survey shows. This donation of time and support is a boon for local charities, with many reporting budget and staff shortages.

“These amazing results exemplify the pattern of caring and compassion we have come to recognize among Ford dealers across the globe,” said Edsel B. Ford II, who chairs the Salute to Dealers awards program and is a member of the Ford board of directors. “We know that regardless of the challenges our dealers face, contributing at this level is done not just out of a sense of duty, but out of a passion they share with their employees and customers.”

Dealers give to causes that address a broad range of community needs – from children’s charities to the environment, from education and healthcare to parks, municipal services and disaster relief.

This year, Edsel B. Ford II and three other judges selected winners from a total global field of 80 nominees located in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, Africa and the Middle East regions.

Prestigious ‘Salute to Dealers’ Honors Andrea Borromeo/Ford Tacloban
The Salute to Dealers awards were launched in 2001 to demonstrate Ford’s commitment to its thousands of dealer owners who step beyond their showroom doors to make a difference.

A painted portrait of each honoree features a montage of philanthropic and volunteer activities that led to the award. Duplicates of the portraits will join a Salute to Dealers display in the lobby of Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Andre Rafael Borromeo, one of Ford’s dealer principals in the Philippines, and his Ford Tacloban dealership, are one of just six Ford dealers globally to be honored with this year’s Salute to Dealers award.

Borromeo is the only dealer in the Asia region, and the first-ever Filipino dealer, to be recognized with this prestigious award.

Through the years, Borromeo has positively affected countless lives through his humanitarian and charitable efforts and his active participation in community development projects.

When Typhoon Yolanda hit Tacloban in 2013 and destroyed his dealership, Borromeo and his dealership team were able to reach out and help others by providing transportation, food, clothing and shelter to those who had lost their homes. He also secured vehicles to transport victims to safe locations and supported a group of foreign volunteers by sending additional manpower to assist in their medical mission.

In partnership with Ford Motor Company and Gawad Kalinga, Borromeo and his Ford Tacloban team provided a community in Ormoc City with a new water system so families would have convenient access to clean water. In the past, they had to travel a considerable distance to get water.

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees in the Salud Borromeo Foundation, which provided a much-needed building that is used as a vocational school for the deaf and has a scholarship program for under privileged students who want to proceed to college. In addition, the foundation financially supports other charitable institutions such as Rotary Plus, Kythe Foundation, Home for the Aged and the Gualandi Effata Foundation.

“I share the honor of this award with my family and our entire Ford team, who have been unwavering in their efforts to find ways for helping our fellow Filipinos. To us, social responsibility is not about looking good as a business, it is about doing what is right and what is necessary. It is a way of giving back and going further for the community,” said Borromeo.

Other Salute to Dealers honorees this year include:
• Robert Elder, Elder Ford of Tampa; Tampa, Florida, United States
• Nas Khan, Jennings Ford Middlesbrough; Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
• Ronald F. Kody, Richmond Ford Lincoln; Richmond, Virginia, United States
• Gary L. Uftring, Uftring Ford; East Peoria, Illinois, United States
• Miguel Zapata, Ford Zapata; Tlalnepantla, Mexico