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The Charitable Factor with Wayne Dorsey

Frederick Factor April 27, 2023 126


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Show Summary:

In this episode, we meet Wayne Dorsey, Founder & Chairman of The Safe Ride Foundation, Frederick County’s only non-profit organization working to stop drunk driving. Founded in 2015, they are best known as the creators of the popular “SOS Safe Ride” program, a Frederick-County exclusive mobile app and ride service that will transport you AND your vehicle home safely when you’ve had a few too many. With this program, they’ve prevented well over 15,000 DUI offenses in Frederick County. Listen to this episode and learn more about The Safe Ride Foundation’s programs to eradicate drunk driving and why they’re one of the country’s successful safe ride programs. Plus, hear how Wayne incorporates sold-out stand-up comedy shows as a way to raise money for drunk driving awareness.

Show Notes / Highlights from the Show:
  • Wayne’s inspiration behind starting The Safe Ride Foundation
  • Wayne’s experience of growing his business at a very young age and as a minority and how he used that as a superpower
  • How the organization helps stop drunk driving through their breathalyzer booth in downtown Frederick
  • How the Safe Ride Foundation Angel Fund has provided more than $25,000 to families affected by drunk driving in Frederick County
  • The secret about what makes their Safe Ride Program so successful while many safe ride programs around the country have not succeeded
  • How the Steered Straight Program helps people who have gotten DUIs to become a part of the solution instead of part of the problem
  • Why Frederick is a phenomenal place to start a nonprofit
  • Wayne’s Frederick Factor
Guest Bio:

Wayne Dorsey is the freakishly tall Founder & Chairman of The Safe Ride Foundation. Originally founding the organization at 23, he is Frederick’s quintessential “social entrepreneur.” Wayne hails from Charles Town, West Virginia, and graduated from West Virginia University with his Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering. In his spare time, he is also an avid musician, skateboarder, Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast, public speaker, and professional Stand-up Comedian. Wayne founded this organization to eradicate drunk driving in the area he grew up in. With his extroverted people skills and nearly a decade of experience in the public sector, Wayne is committed to having his organization’s mission find its way into the hearts and minds of all Frederick County citizens.

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Transcript S2 Ep8 – Wayne Dorsey

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