HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – March 9, 2015– The GEICO Philanthropic Foundation has made a $100,000 donation to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. GEICO’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.
“GEICO is excited to make this contribution to the Collision Repair Education Foundation to aid its mission of supporting students and educational institutions that develop highly trained collision repair technicians to meet the changing needs of the industry,” said Ryan West, GEICO’s Vice President of Claims.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski noted, “GEICO has been a long standing supporter and partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in recognizing the fact that collision school programs are in need of support in order to graduate properly trained students for industry employment. To receive this incredible donation to start off 2015 will bring our organization to another level, I cannot thank GEICO enough for the support, and would encourage other industry members to follow GEICO’s lead in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation.”
For additional information about GEICO, visit www.GEICO.com. Industry companies interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting high school and college collision school programs, instructors, and students nationwide should contact Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244.