Friday, May 17, 2013
Marilyn Rodman, who passed away on May 13, was a passionate philanthropist in the area for many years and married to Don Rodman, the President of Rodman Ford Sales, Inc. of Foxborough for over 60 years.
NOTE: The following obituary is courtesy of Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors. Marilyn Rodman, 79, of Canton, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and well-known philanthropist, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2013 at Orchard Cove in Canton. She was the beloved wife of Don Rodman, President of Rodman Ford Sales, Inc. of Foxborough, with whom she shared over 60 years of marriage. Born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Marilyn was a longtime resident of Canton where she immersed herself in the community. She served on the Canton School Committee for 22 years working on many programs including the Blue Hills Collaborative, a program at the Blue Hills for special-education children, the “Mutual Concerns” school …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Winner of Temple Beth Abraham raffle will be awarded a 2012 Red Ford Mustangs.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
In collaboration with Rodman Ford, Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, is holding a raffle for an open-end two-year lease of a new 2012 Red Ford Mustang. The winner may also be eligible to take a cash payout of up to $10,000. Ticket sales are under way and it will be ending June 2, 2012. Each ticket is $100 and only a limited number are available as no more than 400 will be sold. The winner will be announced at a gala event for the synynagogue founders, however, the winner does not have to be present. Within two days of the drawing the winning raffle ticket holder will be notified. Complete raffle terms and conditions are detailed at www.TBAFORD.org. For more information, visit www.templebethabraham.org or call 781-828-5250
Thursday, October 6, 2011
New England Council to honor local philanthropist Don Rodman with the 2011 New Englander of the year award.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
The New England Council, the country’s oldest regional business organization, will present its prestigious “New Englander of the Year” award to Canton resident Don Rodman, the President of Rodman Ford Sales, Inc. of Foxboro, MA and Founder of the Rodman Ride for Kids, at its 2011 Annual Dinner in Boston on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Over 1,300 New England Council members representing businesses large and small across a wide range of industries throughout New England will be in attendance. “Don is a great businessman, but perhaps more importantly, he believes strongly in giving back to his community,” said New England Council President & CEO James T. Brett. “As the founder and driving force behind the Rodman Ride for Kids, Don’s generosity and …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Help support at-risk children in Massachusetts by participating in Rodman's Ride for Kids this September.
The 21st Rodman's Ride for Kids will take place in Foxborough on September 24th. The Ride is a non-competitive cycling tour, devoted to raising money for at-risk children in Massachusetts. The money that is raised from the event is donated to youth-focused social service agencies in hopes to improve the lives and support for the children in this population. As of July 6th, $6,732.00 has already been raised through general donations, teams and individuals. You can participate in the event as an individual with dedication to fundraise $1,500.00 dollars, or with a team of up to 45 riders in effort to raise $75,000.00. The larger the team, the more opportunities for recognition and promotion through newsletters, goody bags, t-shirts, team/…
Monday, June 27, 2011
School on Wheels members met Thursday afternoon for ice cream and to discuss the upcoming charity bike ride.
Even though the ride isn't until September 24, the School on Wheels team is already getting into gear. Members from School on Wheels of Massachusetts gathered at Hilliards House of CandyWednesday evening to eat ice cream and plan for their upcoming participation in the Rodman Ride for Kids. Hilliards owner Nelson Fernandes allowed the organizers into his business and even provided free ice cream. Fernadndes is a friend of School on Wheels Board Member Ted Myles. "Nelson and I are friends," Myles said. "If you can't hit up a friend for free ice cream, who can you hit up?" The ride, which begins and ends at Rodman Ford in Foxborough and consists of a 25, 50 or 100 mile tour, raised $8 million for various area charities last year, including …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Don Rodman of Rodman Ford has generously donated a 2003 Mercury Sable to raffle off at the Foxborough Senior All Night Party.
Don Rodman of Rodman Ford has generously donated a 2003 Mercury Sable which will be raffled off at the Foxborough Senior All Night Party. Posing on the car (picture above) are graduating seniors: Nicki Comeau, left, on the hood; Kevin Neal, in the driver's seat; Kara Donoghue, in the back seat; and Eddie Lincoln, on the back bumper. On top, left to right are: John Cassidy, Nicole Donoghue and Megan Gallagher. Francie Comeau (Franciecomeau@verizon.net) is chairing the raffles for the party which will be held on June 12 at the Invensys Foxborough YMCA. All Foxborough graduating seniors are invited to attend and should contact Pattie Donoghue to register at PattieD@verizon.net. Some scholarships are available for students unable to pay.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Don Rodman, philanthropic hero, turns 80 today!
Happy 80th birthday Don Rodman! Today, May 20, is not only a celebration of Don Rodman's birthday but it is also as a celebration of a local hero. Rodman, a household name in Massachusetts, opened his first Ford dealership in Foxborough in 1960. His automobile growth exploded from that point marking significant milestones for the company including the 2001 grand opening of the state-of-the-art Ford store and Quick Lane on Route One. Along with Rodman's passionate commitment to his automobile empire, is his passion for philanthropic endeavors. Rodman is the founder of the Rodman Ride for Kids, which raises funds for nonprofits that serve at-risk youth. The first Rodman Ride for Kids raised $10,000 with over 200 children. Currently, the …
Comedy, Jazz, Sports, and so much more!
*Happy Birthday Don Rodman! 1. The Annual FMA Jazz Festival will take place tonight at the Foxborough High School beginning at 7:00 pm. 2. Improv Soup, a comedy troupe made up of teenagers from all over southeastern Massachusetts, will perform tonight at Burrell School beginning at 7:30 pm. General Seating - Tickets Available At Door $3 Students/Seniors $5 Adults. 3. Orpheum Theatre Presents "Comedy Night!" Starring Myq Kaplan, Dan Hirshon, Jack Hurney & Rick Cormier. Music provided by the House Band, Red Fox Mantel. Doors open at 7:30 pm. General Admission $15.00. 4. Foxborough Warrior Varsity Sports. The boys' baseball team will host Mansfield at 3:30 p.m. The boys' lacrosse team hosts King Philip at 3:30 p.m. and the girls' …