DETROIT, April 14, 2016 – Ford Motor Company’s Thirty Under 30, an innovative corporate leadership course that empowers younger employees to work with and learn about philanthropic organizations, is now underway.
The Thirty Under 30 fellows are in the early stages of a yearlong course in which they will take time away from their jobs as Ford engineers, financial, marketing and IT professionals to not only learn what it takes to run a charity, but also develop strategies for nonprofits to connect with the younger generations that represent their future donor and volunteer base.
Ford’s Thirty Under 30, which is run by the Ford Motor Company Fund, was announced last year by Executive Chairman Bill Ford as part of the company’s ongoing initiatives to develop young employee leaders while also serving the communities where it operates.
“We only are as good as the people in our organization and in our community,” Bill Ford told the group at a recent gathering. “Millennials are the future. To spearhead change, we must help younger generations thrive, which includes cultivating their growing comprehension that it is not about what you get for yourself, but what you do for other people.”
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