July 4, 2005
Peace Corps honours DaimlerChrysler’s Frank Fountain
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Frank Fountain, DaimlerChrysler Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy, has been awarded the 2005 Franklin H. Williams Award by the Peace Corps for his continued commitment to community service.
Established in 1999, the award pays tribute to returned Peace Corps volunteers of colour who are committed to community service and supporting the agency’s goal of promoting a better understanding of other cultures. Fountain is one of eleven former Peace Corps volunteers to receive the award.
Fountain served from 1966 to 1968 in West Bengal, India, assisting farmers in yielding higher volume rice crops and collaborating with local craftsmen to develop new marketing techniques for expanded business. Fountain currently oversees DaimlerChrysler’s philanthropic efforts through the DaimlerChrysler Fund, which supports hundreds of charitable organizations with an emphasis on community growth, arts and education in the U.S. and throughout the world.