Northwood University Scholarships
Since 1987, the Chrysler Minority Dealers Association has provided in excess of $1.4 million in scholarship funds to more than 120 Northwood University minority students. These annual donations are made via three Endowed Scholarships: Jesse Jones Jr. Scholarship named after CMDA's founder; the Jack J. Hart Memorial and Cecil Ward Scholarship named in honor of a mentor and coach to several current and former CMDA dealers and the Director of the Minority Dealer Development Program who helped establish the scholarship programs at Northwood; and the Joseph P. Shady Scholarship named in honor of the former Chrysler Vice President of Dealer Operations who supported the development of Chrysler's minority dealer program.
Duquesne University Scholarships
In 1998, the CMDA also established a $1 million endowed scholarship at Duquesne University to fund the E. Thomas Pappert/CMDA Endowed Fund. That fund has awarded scholarships to more than 44 minority students since its inception. The Fund is named in honor of E. Thomas Pappert, the former Chrysler Senior Vice President of Sales and Service who was the architect of the Chrysler Minority Retail Dealer Development program and an outstanding humanitarian.
CMDA Dealer President James Davis (left) and First Vice President/President Elect Ray Fregia (far right) present endowment check to Northwood University Director of Advancement Warren Mault (Center)