Please read this important statement from The Pulte Family.
Over many decades, the generations of Pulte family members have grown to include 14 children, and more than three dozen grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of William J. Pulte (1932-2018), the founder of Pulte Homes, PulteGroup and the funder of the Bill Pulte Foundation (“Pulte Foundation”). In the extended Pulte Family, there are over 100 members. With the expansion of our family and its various business and charitable endeavors, The Pulte Family believes some have intended to mislead, and potentially defraud investors, into misunderstandings around the companies, organizations, brands and personal initiatives that bear the Pulte name.
With this statement, we wish to officially clarify any intended confusion, most specifically as it relates to The Pulte Family and any perceived association with Nancy Pulte Rickard, a former dollmaker who to our knowledge has no stock in PulteGroup, was never trusted by William J. Pulte at PulteGroup, and has no responsibility in PulteGroup.
First and foremost, it is important to note that the Pulte Family bears no ill will towards Nancy Pulte Rickard. We recognize and respect her place as one of William Pulte’s 50 children and grandchildren, and we acknowledge her right to use her own name in her own personal, business and philanthropic initiatives, including her multiple social media accounts.
However, the Pulte Family believes that some of Nancy Rickard’s public communications, including statements alongside Ryan Marshall, the current CEO of PulteGroup, were intended to create confusion between our family and Nancy Rickard, and ultimately to defraud investors into who the Pulte Family is at PulteGroup. We want to be clear that Nancy Rickard has never represented William J. Pulte with PulteGroup and is not a representative of, nor has he ever served in any capacity for, PulteGroup. Likewise, we are not affiliated with Nancy Rickard’s efforts through PFCF, nor her dollmaking business or the personal initiatives of Nancy Rickard nor the personal activities of Kevin Rickard.
We additionally believe that some of Nancy Rickard and Ryan Marshall’s misleading public communications through social media, public appearances, interviews, self-published articles or more may suggest that Nancy speaks on behalf of the entire Pulte Family. To the contrary, Nancy Rickard does not represent, nor is she a spokesperson for, all members of the Pulte family, in any capacity.
Again, our intent with this statement is to clarify the important distinction between the Pulte Family and Nancy Rickard’s personal pursuits including with Ryan Marshall. We seek to ensure that the Pulte Family’s voice is accurately represented and to resolve any intended confusion by Nancy Rickard and Ryan Marshall around these matters.
Moving forward, the Pulte Family remains committed to upholding our funder’s values of honor, integrity and charity.
Copyright © 2022 The Bill Pulte Foundation - All Rights Reserved. The opinions of Pulte Capital, The Blight Authority, and other entities are not coordinating with The Bill Pulte Foundation, unless otherwise specifically stated. While all the aforementioned entities were founded by, or involved, both of the Bill Pulte (b. 1988) and Bill Pulte (1932-2018), these are all independent entities. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not affiliated with Bob Pulte Chevrolet. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not affiliated with Jesus Dolls for profit by Nancy Rickard. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not affiliated with and is not the Pulte Global Institute at Notre Dame. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not Pulte Family Management SJ LLC. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not affiliated with and is not PulteGroup Inc, PulteGroup Mortgages, PulteGroup Titles, Pulte Homes, and any associated trademarks or subsidiaries and/or executives of the investment group, PulteGroup Inc. The Bill Pulte Foundation has no contractual relationship with and is not the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not affiliated with and is not New Urban Communities LLC Directed by Kevin Rickard or New Urban Communities Corporation. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not affiliated with Pulte Health LLC. While William J. Pulte trust Bill Pulte, we do not have a contractual relationship with the William J. Pulte Living Trust dated 1990. The Bill Pulte Foundation is not soliciting funds, for-profit coordination, or financial donations.