Hoffman Estates, IL – October 24, 2014 – Safelite® Group, a leading vehicle glass and claims management company, has renewed their annual contribution of $10,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, displaying its commitment to the future of the collision industry. Safelite’s contribution benefits the entire industry as this enhances the Education Foundation’s ability to offer grants and scholarships to career and technical schools and colleges and the students attending these schools. The $10,000 gift from Safelite will support the Education 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.
“Training is critical for auto body and vehicle glass technicians,” said Jerry Beigel, Senior Vice President of Safelite® Solutions, the company’s P&C insurance claims business unit. “Their craft impacts the safety of everyone on the road, and we are pleased to contribute to the future of our industry by supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski noted, “Safelite renewing their annual contribution to the Collision Repair Education Foundation displays their belief that the collision school programs across the country are a worthwhile investment and the technical education of these high school and post-secondary collision students is vital to produce qualified and productive entry-level job candidates within the industry. For an organization that believes so much in be a responsible member of their communities, we thank Safelite for donating to the Education Foundation and investing the collision industry future professionals and their school programs.”
For additional information about Safelite, visit http://www.safelite.com/. Industry organizations looking to assist high school 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.