Great Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America to Present Richard E. Dauch with the Distinguished Citizen Award

American Axle & Manufacturing’s Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO Richard E. Dauch will receive the Distinguished Citizen Award from Great Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The award will be presented at the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, an annual fundraiser that supports both Scouting and Learning for Life programs in Southeast Michigan.

Dauch is the 14th recipient of this annual honor, which is bestowed upon individuals who have excelled in their professional endeavors but who have also been significantly involved in community and charitable pursuits. Such involvements parallel Scouting’s service to others, and is the basis for the annual Distinguished Citizen Award.  Dick and his wife Sandy have been long-time supporters of Scouting in Detroit, and of other youth programs like the Boys & Girls Clubs as well.

“Dick Dauch is a big proponent of youth programs in the metro Detroit area, including many years of service on the Scouts’ Executive Board and the generous gift which allowed for the Dick and Sandy Dauch Scout Center that was built on Warren Avenue,” said Richard Fisher, Scout Executive of the Great Lakes Council. “His tremendous support has enabled many young men in Detroit to participate in Scouting.”

The 2012 Distinguished Citizen Dinner will be held at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. The general reception begins at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, contact:

Great Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America
Jarrod Holmes
Development Director
Boy Scouts of America
1776 West Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48208

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