The I-CAR Education Foundation has created the Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship in memory of I-CAR Development Manager Lon Baudoux, who passed away suddenly on Nov. 11. The fund was created by several I-CAR instructors nationwide to honor Baudoux’s memory and many contributions to the collision industry.
The scholarship will support a high school or college student pursuing a career in collision repair. The I-CAR Education Foundation has agreed to fund the first $1,000 scholarship in spring 2009 to get the scholarship program started.
"Those of us who knew and worked closely with Lon looked up to him for his sound industry knowledge and sincere dedication to the importance of training,” said Jeff Peevy, I-CAR director of field operations. “Lon was known for treating everyone fairly and wouldn’t hesitate to go the extra mile to help someone advance professionally within the industry. I feel fortunate to have known him and believe this scholarship effort is fitting to carry on his legacy."
I-CAR program instructors Steven Schmidt and Joe Burda were instrumental in getting the fund established.
“We are honored to have been asked to help create a scholarship fund in memory of Lon Baudoux,” said Scott Kruger, Executive Director of the I-CAR Education Foundation. “The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship will be a wonderful way to celebrate his life, carry on his good works and assure that Lon’s memory continues to positively impact collision training and education forever.”
Donations to the fund can be sent to: The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship, c/o I-CAR Education Foundation, 5125 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192.
Donations can also be made online. Visit www.ed-foundation.org and click “donate now.”