HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 9, 2016 –The Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee has awarded three schools with $12,000 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 school grant recipients include:
Chantilly Academy (Chantilly, VA)
C.S. Monroe Technology Center (Leesburg, VA)
Dowell J Howard Center (Winchester, VA)
The funds were raised by the Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee’s annual golf tournament.
Rob Ellison, chairman of the Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee, stated, “With the help of some new tournament sponsors and sponsorship levels this year, we were able to raise significantly more funds than last year. We consider this a great success and are delighted to have raised these funds for the schools in our area. The committee will continue to work closely with these schools to ensure that the students have a career path to follow once they complete their education.”
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.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.