Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:00

Allstate Insurance Company contributes $100,000 to CREF

Allstate Insurance Company announced on Dec. 3 a contribution of $100,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The donation will help support high school and technical college school programs, instructors and students nationwide.

The money will be allocated to the foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign fund that provides annual student scholarships, school grants, and the annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant, which is $50,000.

“Education is a vital step in preparing the next generation of great technicians needed to repair vehicles that are becoming more complex by the day,” says Allstate’s Claims Vice President Pam Overton. “Contributing to the Collision Repair Education Foundation is an investment in the future and something we take great pride in at Allstate.”

Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski said, “Allstate’s continued support has allowed the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help collision school programs graduate students who are productive, efficient, and capable staff members day one on the job within the collision industry. As repair facilities are seeking the next generation of technicians who will be safely repairing consumers’ collision damaged vehicles, Allstate’s support assists in our ability to help high school and post-secondary collision instructors provide a quality technical education to their students.”

Industry organizations looking to assist secondary and post-secondary collision school programs and their students through monetary and/or in-kind product donations should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.