Ford Freedom Awards Honors Unsung Heroes in the African American community



In every community, there are individuals who go above and beyond to positively impact countless lives. Their stories deserve recognition.


In honor of the outstanding achievements of Unsung Heroes in the African American community, Ford Motor Company is launching a search for the Unsung Heroes of the Bay Area.


Who are the Unsung in the San Francisco Bay Area?


Ford Freedom Unsung celebrates those extraordinary individuals and organizations within communities across the country whose achievements may otherwise go unacknowledged. The award salutes and honors those whose achievements serve to enlighten and inspire others.


Honorees will be recognized at a special dinner and program and program held Tuesday, Dec. 8.



Awards are presented to individuals in the areas of community, education, military, and youth. There is one award category for an outstanding organization.


Honorees in each category are selected based on outstanding accomplishments, including unique and valiant acts that positively impact lives in their immediate or widespread community. Their actions affect many and impart triumphant outcomes.


To be considered for an award, nominees should be outstanding, distinctive and dedicated living individuals or organizations performing exceptional and impactful work. Their noteworthy accomplishments should provide positive outcomes in their community and beyond.


A minimum of three honorees from each of the following categories will be honored:


Community – An individual whose deeds have benefited the lives of others in their community.


Education – An individual who works or volunteers in educational setting for the benefit of others, including teachers, students, parents of students, and the public.


Military – An individual demonstrating dedication and commitment to our country through past or present military service.


Youth – Young people (ages 17 and under) who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their school, neighborhood or community.


Organization – A non-profit organization whose work positively impacts many lives in the community it serves.


All nominations must be completed and postmarked or received by email no later than Nov. 23, 2015 in order to be considered by the Board of Judges. Recipients will be notified by Dec. 1, 2015.


To enter: Submit the name and address, and telephone number of both your nominee and yourself as the nominator. Indicate which category (community, education, military, youth or organization) for which you are submitting a nomination. Write a brief (500 words or less) compelling summary describing what distinguishes your nominee as an individual and/or organization including information that highlights how the nominee’s actions benefits the lives of others.


Recipients must be present at the program Dec. 8 (Military personnel on active deployment may appoint a representative).


Mail Nominations to: Ford Motor Company World Headquarters, Attention: Angela Polk, One American Road – 212, Dearborn, MI 48126.


Nominations can also be submitted via email to [email protected]


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