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State Farm donates $70,000 to collision schools, students

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Oct. 24, 2012—State Farm Insurance recently donated $70,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help the organization provide financial support to collision repair schools and students nationwide.

The Education Foundation said State Farm’s donation will be used for annual student scholarships, school grants and the annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant.

“State Farm’s support of collision repair education is consistent with our long-term commitment to education overall,” said Russ Hoffbauer, claims director for State Farm. “Collision repair education is very important to State Farm and to our customers. As technology in the automotive industry changes rapidly, it is critical to have students entering the field and learning the latest repair methods to be able to provide remarkable service to our customers.”

Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Education Foundation, said State Farm has donated nearly $1 million to the organization overall since it was created.

“On behalf of Collision Repair Education Foundation and the collision students and instructors we support, I would like to thank State Farm for their donation,” Plucinski said. “It is through industry supporters such as State Farm that the Education Foundation is able to assist so many of the future professionals of the collision industry.”

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