Atlanta I-CAR awards scholarship through CREF

Sept. 8, 2014
The Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee awarded a $5,000 student scholarship to Godofredo Pacheco of Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville, Ga., through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
The Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee awarded a $5,000 student scholarship to Godofredo Pacheco of Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA) through the Collision Repair Education Foundation this spring. This scholarship will assist Pacheco with education costs to continue his technical education study of collision repair. Funding for this scholarship was made possible through the committee hosting annual golf and car show fundraiser events.

I-CAR Georgia State Chairman and Atlanta Committee Chairman Gerry Poirier stated “The members of the Atlanta I-CAR Committee have continued to focus on supporting new technicians entering the collision field. This scholarship will be the third awarded since 2012 that will help replenish our dwindling technician base. The fundraising efforts are a critical part of what our committee members and supporting businesses have done to make this scholarship a reality. Many thanks go out to everyone who made this possible.”

Inter-industry organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting the Education Foundation and increasing the amount of assistance provided to collision schools and students should contact Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed‑ or 847-463-5244.

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:

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