July 15, 2015—The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced on Wednesday the founding of the Thomas Coleman Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will benefit Southern California–area collision school programs and students.
Tom Coleman, who passed away last November at the age of 47, was the co-founder, co-owner, and operator of LC Automotive Group. LC Automotive will be contributing $5,000 quarterly to this fund.
“Tom was a great person, family man, friend and business partner,” said Bill Lawrence, LC Auto co-founder. “His contributions to LC Auto were significant, but Tom’s more important contribution was his involvement in ALS research, to which he dedicated his time, body and intellect. We are proud to support CREF and Southern California collision school programs on behalf of Tom and the collision repair inter-industry, which actively supported Tom and his fight against ALS.”
Industry members interested in supporting this memorial scholarship fund should email Brandon Eckenrode, Collision Repair Education Foundation director of development.