Hoffman Estates, Ill. – October 8, 2013 – Allstate Insurance Company continues to display a commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $95,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. With this donation, Allstate’s total, lifetime contributions to the Collision Repair Education Foundation surpass one million dollars. Industry donations such as Allstate’s assist the Education Foundation in its ability to support high school and technical college school programs, instructors, and students nationwide. By increasing educational opportunities for these students, companies like Allstate help better prepare students who will enter the industry as productive, efficient entry-level employees.
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 school grant, which is $50,000.
“Continuing our commitment to support the collision repair industry is very important to us and having contributed more than a million dollars now really speaks to that commitment,” 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, “On behalf of the high school and college collision programs, instructors, and students that the Collision Repair Education Foundation supports, we would like to thank Allstate for their donation. The fact that Allstate has surpassed the $1 million total donation mark throughout the Education Foundation’s lifetime is a true display of their commitment to the technical education of the future professionals of the collision industry.”
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.