George L. “Chip” Doetsch, III, president and CEO of Apple Ford in Columbia and a WANADA Board of Directors member, was honored this week as a 2019 Time/Ally Financial Dealer of the Year. In the press release announcing Doetsch’s honor as one of the 49 dealers selected for this award out of a pool of more than 16,000, Time and Ally leadership noted Doetsch’s long record of community service, which has included involvement on boards including UM’s Children’s Hospital in Baltimore.
“One of the core values of our business is giving back to our community,” Doetsch said in the release. “I believe we all are part of a larger family and that giving back enriches everyone’s lives. This is the most rewarding aspect of my career.”
According to the release, Doetsch and his father, George L. Doetsch, Jr., were co-honored in 2013 as Philanthropist of the Year by the Community Foundation of Howard County, which cited their history of donating to charitable initiatives throughout the county. The younger Doetsch currently serves as a trustee of the organization. The University of Maryland Medical System Foundation has also honored the Doetsch family for their history of support, and quoted Chip Doetsch remarking on how moving it has been to see positive impacts come from their history of giving.
“Nobody has to say a word,” Chip said in an article published by the foundation, discussing the family’s work in helping raise funds to renovate the neonatal intensive care unit at UM Children’s. “You can just walk into a space you’ve helped renovate, observe the change, and feel great knowing you’ve helped families you’ll never meet.”
WANADA congratulates Chip Doetsch on this well-deserved honor!Download Bulletin PDF