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Education Foundation to host reception during SEMA

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Aug. 24, 2012—Members of the collision industry are invited to a reception highlighting the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s work.

The reception will be held during this year’s SEMA Show, on Oct. 30 from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hotel. At the event, attendees will learn about the Education Foundation’s work in supporting collision repair students, and donors and supporters will be acknowledged. The Education Foundation will also announce two schools who will be chosen for the 2012 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant, a $50,000 gift.

“We hope the industry will join us during this reception, as we not only will be highlighting our industry supporters and hear directly from collision instructors on what the millions of dollars in donations has meant to them, but we will be announcing both the secondary and post-secondary makeover grant winners,” said Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Education Foundation. “The collision industry should be celebrating the fact that, through their support, the Education Foundation has gone from providing $300,000 in support in 2008, to $4.1 million last year, and we plan on providing over $10 million annually to schools by the end of next year. This is only possible through the industry’s direct involvement with collision students and instructors nationwide. Please join us as we celebrate our recent successes in providing support and learn about our work towards enhancing the industry’s future.”

Anyone who wants to attend the reception will need to RSVP by e-mailing info@ed-foundation.org. For questions, call Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244 or e-mail him at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.

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