Tuesday, 08 February 2011 19:35

Inter-Industry Provides $1.1 Million in Support to Schools Through Collision Repair Education Foundation in 2010

The Collision Repair Education Foundation would like to thank the inter-industry for providing $1.1 million in support to collision schools, instructors, and students in 2010.

Through monetary and in-kind product donations, the 2010 Collision Repair Education Foundation donors helped to provide student scholarships, student tool grants, school equipment and supply grants, the 2nd annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant, and much more. An additional note of success for 2010 is that the number of Industry Leadership Circle donors to the Collision Repair Education Foundation nearly doubled in 2011 compared to 2010. The future for secondary and post-secondary collision students is brighter through the industry’s active support and donations to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

“On behalf of collision repair students, instructors, and schools nationwide, thank you to everyone, businesses and individuals, who gave to the Collision Repair Education Foundation,” said Scott Kruger, Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director.  “We are excited not only by the continuing support in education by the entire collision industry, but also by the number of first-time and returning donors to the Foundation.  Collision repair businesses are beginning to feel the benefits of investing in the education of the young men and women who will soon take their place and make their own mark in our industry.”


“The Collision Repair Education Foundation experienced its most monetarily satisfying and event gratifying year ever in 2010,” said Doug Webb, Chairman of the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees. “I want to thank the Staff for all of their efforts during 2010, all the Trustees, and of course, all the donors for their support during the year. It is a privilege to serve as Chairman and I look forward to the excitement and challenge of 2011.”

The companies, collision repair businesses, individuals, and local committees and advisory boards listed below have contributed time and resources to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The Education Foundation would like to thank these companies, individuals and committees for their past and ongoing support.

2010 Collision Repair Education Foundation - Industry Leadership Circle Members: 3M Company, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Airgas Inc., AkzoNobel, ALLDATA, Allstate, Aquila, Tony, Audatex, a Solera company, Autobody News, AutoZone, BASF Corporation, Bar’s Products , CCC Information Services, Chrysler Group LLC, Celette Inc./Elektron Inc., Chicago Pneumatic, Chief Automotive Technologies, CollisionWeek, Copart, Craftsman, CSi Complete, DuPont Performance Coatings, Erie-LaSalle Body Shop, FenderBender Magazine, FinishMaster, Inc., GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, Holman, Paul, I-CAR, ITW Evercoat, Jerry’s Body Shop, LKQ Corporation, Mac Tools, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Minutillo, Michael, Morgan, Timothy, Passwater, Tony, PPG Industries, SAS Safety Corp., Seidner’s Collision Centers, Sherwin Williams, State Farm, Sterling Autobody Centers, Taylor, Roy, The USAA Foundation

2010 Collision Repair Education Foundation – Donors: 1-800 Radiator & A/C, ABC Auto Parts & Sales Inc., ABRN, ABT, Aeromotive Services Inc., Allen, Joseph, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Amica Mutual Insurance Co., AskPatty.com, Atlanta I-CAR Committee, Auto Data Labels, Autobody Alliance, AutocheX, Barrington, Lori, Bartanen, Jason, BECCA, Incorporated, Bill’s Auto Body, Inc., Bionic Auto Parts & Sales, Inc., BMW of North America, LLC, BodyShop Business, Boesel, Gary, Broward County I-CAR Committee, Burda, Joe, California State Automobile Association, Calvo, Alberto, Carey, Phil, Carl’s Collision Center, Inc., CARQUEST Auto Parts, CARSTAR, Carter, Bob, Carwile, C. Tucker, Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), ChemSpec USA, Collision Solutions, Col-Met Spray Booths, Columbus Collision Education G, ComSearch Inc., Consolidated Auto Service Center, Inc., Cook, Kirk, Costin, Laurence, Country Insurance & Financial Services, Crest Industries, Inc., Cross Country Automotive Services, CynCast Inc., DentSmart, Dickerson, John, DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing, Eckenrode, Brandon, Edelen, John, EMC Insurance Foundation, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Equalizer Industries, Erie Insurance, Esurance, Evans, Chris, Fibre Glass-Evercoat, Finch, Thomas, Fish, Richard, Ford Motor Company, Genera Corporation, Gerber Collision & Glass, Glaceau Vitaminwater,  part of the active lifestyle business unit a division of Coca Cola North America, Goff’s Enterprises Inc., Goss Auto Body, Inc., Harlow, William, Hertz, Howard, Rolanda, Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Committee, I-CAR Executive Committee, Independent Automotive Damage Appraisers Association (IADA), Induction Innovations, Inc., Insurance Auto Auctions, International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), International Epoxies & Sealers, Jansen, Bob, Kaye, Walter and Jeanne, Kempfer, Ken, Knell, Margaret, Kottschade, Geralynn, Larson, Loren, Lincoln Electric Company, Lopez, Gene, Loy, Michael, Marks, Steven, Marscin, Melissa, MetLife Auto & Home, Meyers, James, Microflex, Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Minnesota I-CAR Volunteer Committee, Motor Guard Corporation, Nelson, Randy, Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee, Novak, Robert, Nyiradi, Joseph, O’Day, Tim, Ottum, Jolinda, Panasonic Solutions Company, Performance Pro, Pincus, Shirley, Plucinski, Clark, Porsche Cars North America, Rdesign Plus, Inc., Rheubert, Ronald, Rhinerson, Tim , Safeco Insurance, Schmidt, Steven, Selective Group Foundation, Shaw, Ernest, Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes Corp, Smith, Doug, Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), Solmes, David, Specialty Equipment Market Association-SEMA, Sperian Protection, Springfield I-CAR Committee, Steinel America Inc., Stilwell, Joseph Glenn, Team Safety, Tech-Cor, LLC, The Selective Group Foundation, TOONA Automotive Paint & Equipment, TopGolf Chicago, Torres, Mark, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., True2Form Collision Repair Centers, Tyson, Mickey, WeatherTech, by MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd., Weaver, David, Webb, Doug, Wilson, Dale, Women’s Industry Network (WIN), Woodland Auto Body, WURTH USA, Inc., Zelano, Robert.

Inter-industry organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation in 2011 and increase the amount of assistance provided to collision schools and students should contact Collision Repair Education Foundation Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed foundation.org.
For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us on the Internet at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.

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