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Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s 2014 Support of Collision Repair Education Foundation Totals $65,000

Rental car company supported collision students by sponsoring the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s “Cars, Careers & Celebrities” fundraising event, summer golf fundraiser and safety kit program.

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SLIDER_LEXINGTONSLIDER_N-DAKOTASLIDER_Greene-Cty-Career-CtrThe Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that, in 2014, Enterprise Rent-A-Car donated $65,000 to the organization in support of collision students.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car began as a local replacement provider more than 55 years ago and has been developing grassroots relationships with dealerships and collision repair centers ever since. In 2014, Enterprise continued its longtime initiative by sponsoring the Education Foundation’s “Cars, Careers & Celebrities” fundraising event (at the Diamond Level), its summer golf fundraiser and its safety kit program – which included work uniforms, safety glasses, ear plugs and dust masks.

“We cannot thank Enterprise enough for its crucial support of high school and college collision repair programs, instructors and students,” said Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Collision Repair Education Foundation. “We also hope that this important initiative will be continued and duplicated across the country going forward.”

Added Mary Mahoney, vice president of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and member of the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees, “As a privately held, family-owned and operated business, Enterprise is unique in the car rental industry because it’s always able to make decisions and investments for the long term. That’s why investing in tomorrow’s technicians makes so much sense, both for us as well as for our business partners in the collision repair industry. We are all so proud to be part of this effort.”

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More than 25 collision school programs were the recipient of the safety kits:

  • Medford Vocational Technical High School (Medford, Mass.)
  • Academy for Careers & Technology (Mullins, S.C.)
  • Area 30 Career Center (Greencastle, Ind.)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock, N.C.)
  • Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES CTE (Ellicottville, N.Y.)
  • Chippewa Valley Tech College (Eau Claire, Wis.)
  • Greene County Career Center (Xenia, Ohio)
  • Greenville Technical College   (Greenville, S.C.)
  • Kaskaskia College (Centralia, Ill.)
  • Lake Technical Center (Eustis, Fla.)
  • Lake Washington Tech College (Kirkland, Wash.)
  • Lex La-Ray Area Technical Center (Lexington, Mo.)
  • Manatee Technical Institute (Bradenton, Fla.)
  • Marengo Community High School District 154 (Marengo, Ill.)
  • Maricopa Skill Center (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, N.D.)
  • Regional Career Tech Center (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
  • South Piedmont Community College (Polkton, N.C.)
  • Stanly Community College (Albemarle, N.C.)
  • Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (Dimmock, Pa.)
  • TCHS-Pickering (Phoenixville, Pa.)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Livingston (Livingston, Tenn.)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville (Shelbyville, Tenn.)
  • Thaddeus Stevens College (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • WI Indianhead Technical College (Rice Lake, Wis.)

Industry organizations looking to assist high school and college 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 [email protected].

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