Hoffman Estates, Ill – December 13, 2012 – Allstate Insurance Company has displayed its commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $95,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Allstate’s contribution enhances the Education Foundation’s ability to offer grants and scholarships to career and technical schools and colleges and the students attending these schools. By increasing educational opportunities for these students, who are tomorrow’s industry professionals, the future will be brighter for all segments.
The $95,000 contribution from Allstate will support the Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign fund which allows the Foundation to provide its annual student scholarships, school grants, and the annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant.
“Automotive design, technology and materials continue to evolve and require knowledgeable technicians that are properly educated regarding safe and effective repair methods,” says Allstate Insurance Company’s Claims Vice President Pam Overton. “The Collision Repair Education Foundation plays a significant role in the industry by generating awareness and funding for organizations that provide meaningful career opportunities in the field and Allstate is proud to support that mission.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski said, “The Collision Repair Education Foundation is able to keep its doors open on through our supporters and contributors. Allstate’s donation, the largest monetary donation that we have received in 2012, assists the organization in continuing to provide support to secondary and post-secondary collision school programs, students, and instructors. Allstate has nearly surpassed the $1 million total donation mark throughout the Education Foundation’s lifetime and without their support, the Education Foundation couldn’t fuel the future of the collision industry like it has over the years.”
Industry organization looking to assist secondary and post-secondary 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 Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names. Widely known by its slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®,” Allstate offers insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®. As part of Allstate’s commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $28 million in 2011 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.