Honorees Ford Motor Company`s 2010 Salute To Dealers award


Honorees Ford Motor Company`s 2010 Salute To Dealers award
Gregg Middlekauff
Middlekauff Ford Lincoln Mercury
Twin Falls, Idaho
Gregg Middlekauff spends as
much time with local youth and
the community organizations he
supports, as he does working at his
successful dealership. The motto
of the charitable foundation he
created, The Middlekauff Foundation,
affirms his vision: “Change a child’s
life…change the world.” His
commitment to youth permeates his
life. He has made it the mission of
his dealership to turn obstacles into
opportunities for children in need.
He is president of the Boys & Girls
Club of Magic Valley and sits on the
board of the Southern Idaho Learning
Center, an organization that works
with children who have learning
disabilities. His support of education
also includes providing scholarships
and financial assistance for Magic
Valley students for both high school
and college.
Don Price
Lafayette Ford, Inc.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Don Price has established a proven
record of service to his local community
and the state of North Carolina. His
personal involvement on the Special
Activities Committee of the Fort Bragg
and Pope AFB Military Bases has helped
improve the quality of life for those
serving in the armed forces as well
as their families. Active involvement
includes hosting “welcome home”
dinner celebrations, at his home,
for returning troops and sponsoring
fundraisers for military family
educational scholarships.
Price also actively supports local
educational growth and enrichment
through several initiatives including
awarding a vehicle to the “Principal
of the Year”, donating vehicles to the
local Technical College, underwriting
educational fundraising efforts and by
funding educational scholarships, grants
and special educational interest efforts.
Ford Motor Company’s 2010 Salute To Dealers award recognizes
four dealer principals for unparalleled commitment to their
communities. These remarkable honorees have been selected
from a field of nearly 4,000 dealers across the United States and
Canada, all of whom serve as wonderful examples by selflessly
giving back to their communities. Ford salutes all of its thousands
of charitable dealers, especially this year’s four honorees, who
will receive one of the company’s most distinguished awards.
Dan Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer Lincoln Mercury
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dan Pfeiffer has earned a reputation
for his lifelong commitment to
philanthropy and community
service in Western Michigan by
devoting countless hours over the
past 40 years to local causes. He
is dedicated to fundraising for such
organizations as the American
Cancer Society where his annual
Cattleman’s Ball function has
raised over $1.5 million for cancer
research. He was instrumental in
securing land and raising funds to
build the Faith Hospice of Byron
Center, the only one of its kind in
the area, where he continues to play
an active role in the organization.
He is also an avid supporter in
other key community organizations
including Habitat for Humanity, Van
Singel Fine Arts Center, Grand Valley
State University and the Michigan
Military Preservation Society.
Phil Smith
Dick Smith Ford
Raytown, Missouri
Phil Smith is a third-generation Ford
dealer who has committed himself
with passion to helping others who
are less fortunate. His efforts span the
community and the globe and include
leading trips to Guatemala to assist
in humanitarian aid several times per
year over the last decade. His annual
Labor of Love Walk includes walking
100 miles over three days to raise
money for basic needs, like water
purification, to construction of an
orphanage for physically and mentally
challenged children.
Local community involvement
includes serving as Director of
Operations at the local soup kitchen
where he has helped care for and
serve thousands of homeless for
the past six years and serving as a
chaplain’s assistant twice weekly at
the Jackson County Jail, where he
counsels inmates.