HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 9, 2016 –The Atlanta I-CAR Committee awarded three schools with $44,000 in school grants at the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s annual reception at SEMA. The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2016 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant and these funds will help fulfill the schools collision program’s wish list of needed tools, equipment, and supplies. The Atlanta I-CAR Committee school grant recipients include:
Atlanta Tech College (Atlanta, GA)
Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA)
Athens Technical College (Athens, GA)
The funds were raised by the Atlanta I-CAR Committee and included fundraising events such as their annual golf outing and car show, and included support by ABRA Auto Body & Glass; Allstate; American Family Insurance; Axalta; Caliber Collision; CCC Information Services; Classic Collision; Enterprise; Farmers Insurance; Finishmaster; Georgia Farm Bureau; Hendrick Automotive; IAAI; I-CAR; Liberty Mutual Insurance; LKQ/Keystone; Nalley Group; Rimkus; Progressive Insurance; Safeco; Service King; Sherwin Williams; and Sports and Imports.
I-CAR Georgia State Chairman and Atlanta Committee Chairman Gerry Poirier stated, “The ability of the Atlanta I-CAR Committee to continue to support local school collision programs is a tribute to the members of the committee. The broad cross section of all aspects of the industry has been key. This will be the third make-over donation that this committee has awarded. The committee also funds two $5000 scholarships to deserving collision students in Georgia for the last few years. A big thank you goes out to the overall industry for their continued support of our fundraisers to help make this possible.”
Industry members interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s supporters and assist high school and college collision school programs should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online: www.CollisionEducationFoundati