Collision Repair Education Foundation Gets $1.1 Million in Support in 2010 - BodyShop Business

Collision Repair Education Foundation Gets $1.1 Million in Support in 2010

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.

3M Company
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Airgas Inc.
Aquila, Tony
Audatex, a Solera company
Autobody News
BASF Corporation
Bar’s Products
CCC Information Services
Chrysler Group LLC
Celette Inc./Elektron Inc.
Chicago Pneumatic
Chief Automotive Technologies
CSi Complete
DuPont Performance Coatings
Erie-LaSalle Body Shop
FenderBender Magazine
FinishMaster, Inc.
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
Holman, Paul
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.
Aeromotive Services Inc.
Allen, Joseph
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Amica Mutual Insurance Co.
Atlanta I-CAR Committee
Auto Data Labels
Autobody Alliance
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.
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.
Dickerson, John
DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing
Eckenrode, Brandon
Edelen, John
EMC Insurance Foundation
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Equalizer Industries
Erie Insurance
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
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
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
Zelano, Robert

More information:

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].

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