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Insurance Auto Auctions Contributes $10,000 to Collision Repair Education Foundation in Support of Students’ Education

August 15, 2012

For Immediate Release
Melissa Marscin
Collision Repair Education Foundation Assistant Director of Grant Programs
888.722.3787, Ext. 282
melissa.marscin@ed-foundation.org

Insurance Auto Auctions Contributes $10,000 to Collision Repair Education Foundation  in Support of Students’ Education

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Insurance Auto Auctions has displayed its commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $10,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Insurance Auto Auctions’ contribution is an investment into 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. By increasing educational opportunities for these students, who are tomorrow’s industry professionals, the future will be brighter for all segments.

The $10,000 contribution from Insurance Auto Auctions 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.

“IAA is proud to provide financial support that will help remove financial barriers to education and attract and inspire students to pursue career options in the collision industry – that’s exciting to us,” said Donald J. Hermanek, chief client officer at Insurance Auto Auctions. “IAA values the important work the Collision Repair Education Foundation does in building awareness of the industry and rewarding those students who bring passion for their trade.”

Clark Plucinski, Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director, stated, “Insurance Auto Auctions’ donation significantly helps our efforts in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision students and their school’s collision programs. It is through this continued support that the Education Foundation can help ensure that students receive the best educational experience possible before entering into the industry.”

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 on the Internet at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.