Hoffman Estates, IL – March 28, 2013 – As a follow-up to the organization’s recent announcement that over $4.9 million in support was provided to secondary and post-secondary collision school programs in 2012, the Collision Repair Education Foundation is proud to inform the inter-industry that ninety-one cents of every dollar donated went towards assisting the future professionals of the industry. Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, advises that “the most efficient charities spend 75% or more of their budget on their programs and services and less than 25% on fundraising and administrative fees.” The Collision Repair Education Foundation having a 91-9% giving ratio displays its’ commitment to the industry’s future, while staying lean in its’ operational expenses.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “It is important for charities to be accountable and transparent to their donors. We are grateful to our 175 donors in 2012 for their record breaking $4.9 million in giving, and it is our responsibility as a not-for-profit organization to ensure that the industry’s support reaches those in the most need. On behalf of the organization’s staff and Board of Trustees, we thank our supporters and look forward to making 2013 a year to remember.”
Industry members looking to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 2013 donors can make an individual, tax-deductible donation by visiting: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org/donate-now. Companies looking to make a monetary and/or in-kind product donation to collision school programs should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed foundation.org.