The Collision Repair Education Foundation says it 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 more.
An additional note of success for 2010, the foundation says, is that the number of Industry Leadership Circle donors to the Collision Repair Education Foundation nearly doubled in 2010 compared to 2009.
"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.
2010 Collision Repair Education Foundation Industry Leadership Circle Members
Donors listed below have met a "significant and specific donation requirement," according to the foundation.
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Audatex, a Solera company
CCC Information Services
Chrysler Group LLC
Celette Inc./Elektron Inc.
Chief Automotive Technologies
DuPont Performance Coatings
Erie-LaSalle Body Shop
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
Jerry’s Body Shop
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
SAS Safety Corp.
Seidner’s Collision Centers
Sterling Autobody Centers
The USAA Foundation
2010 Collision Repair Education Foundation Donors
1-800 Radiator & A/C
ABC Auto Parts & Sales Inc.
Aeromotive Services Inc.
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Amica Mutual Insurance Co.
Atlanta I-CAR Committee
Auto Data Labels
Bill’s Auto Body, Inc.
Bionic Auto Parts & Sales, Inc.
BMW of North America, LLC
Broward County I-CAR Committee
California State Automobile Association
Carl’s Collision Center, Inc.
CARQUEST Auto Parts
Carwile, C. Tucker
Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA)
Col-Met Spray Booths
Columbus Collision Education G
Consolidated Auto Service Center, Inc.
Country Insurance & Financial Services
Crest Industries, Inc.
Cross Country Automotive Services
DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing
EMC Insurance Foundation
Ford Motor Company
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.
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
Kaye, Walter and Jeanne
Lincoln Electric Company
MetLife Auto & Home
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Minnesota I-CAR Volunteer Committee
Motor Guard Corporation
Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee
Panasonic Solutions Company
Porsche Cars North America
Rdesign Plus, Inc.
Selective Group Foundation
Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes Corp
Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)
Specialty Equipment Market Association-SEMA
Springfield I-CAR Committee
Steinel America Inc.
Stilwell, Joseph Glenn
The Selective Group Foundation
TOONA Automotive Paint & Equipment
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
True2Form Collision Repair Centers
WeatherTech, by MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd.
Women’s Industry Network (WIN)
Woodland Auto Body
WURTH USA, Inc.
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 [email protected].