For the eighth time, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) held its annual Gala Fundraiser in Palm Springs, Calif., raising nearly $60,000.
Continuing the well-known tradition, the foundation hosted a lively cocktail party, complete with delicious Asian-fare hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the renowned Lulu California Bistro.
The event’s 117 guests from the collision industry set a new attendance record. The gala guests were able to participate in a raffle and silent auction featuring many items. Items donated by companies and individuals included high-end electronics, custom art work, a Chip Foose-signed picture, a NASCAR package as well as vouchers for I-CAR and AMI training classes.
The foundation’s major focus has been the Collision Industry Relief Fund to assist collision repair professionals who have lost their livelihoods from a natural disaster or other catastrophe. Most recently, the fund has helped flood victims in Texas and Florida as well as wildfire victims in California.
“Our sponsors – companies and individuals – continue to see the value of the foundation and have supported us significantly,” said Cheryl Boswell, CIF trustee and treasurer.
CIF’s vision is to bring awareness and emergency relief to collision repair professionals. To donate, to learn more about CIF’s current projects or to direct someone in need, visit the CIF website.