Four collision industry members have joined the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Industry Leadership Circle through their $1000 personal contributions to the organization. Domenic Brusco of PPG Automotive Refinish; Bill Lawrence of LC Automotive Group; Tim Morgan of Spanesi Americas; and Tim O’Day of Gerber Collision & Glass all have donated $1,000 personally to the organization. Monetary donations to the Collision Repair Education Foundation assist in the organization’s efforts to support secondary and post-secondary collision repair students and their school’s collision programs.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski noted, “The Collision Repair Education Foundation is able to provide support to secondary and post-secondary collision school programs only through monetary contributions. I would like to thank these four industry leaders on making personal contributions at such a high level and allowing us to continue our work of supporting the industry’s future professionals. I invite and challenge other industry members to follow the lead of these members in considering a tax-deductible donation to the organization.”
Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager of industry relations, noted, "I both professionally and personally believe in the purpose, vision and especially the staff and board of trustees of the foundation, and it gives me great pleasure to give back to an industry and business that PPG supports and in which I have been blessed with many great opportunities.”
Bill Lawrence, owner of LC Automotive Group, noted, “The foundation’s effort to enhance technical education and to link qualified graduates to employment in our industry is a critical component of developing a skilled work force for today and the future. My businesses and I are committed to the foundation’s work and we are happy to contribute to its efforts and successes.”
Tim Morgan, managing director of Spanesi Americas, “As a product of technical education myself, back in my day it wasn’t such a ‘hi-tech’ field to learn as it is today. Schools and educators are faced with a big challenge to make sure they prepare students to enter this industry employable. My donation is a small part of what is really needed to make our students learn, grow, and succeed! I hope others can step up and help for the future starts today.”
Tim O’Day, president and COO of Gerber Collision & Glass noted, “Gerber Collision & Glass support the Collision Repair Education Foundation, but a critical part of the foundation’s donor base comes from individuals. I am proud to show my personal support for the education foundation as it helps to attract talent into our industry and educate our future employees."
Industry members looking to make tax-deductible contributions to the Collision Repair Education Foundation can do so online or contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244. For additional information about the organization, visit www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
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