Photo credit: LKQ vice president of industry relations and market development Terry Fortner, left, presents the check to Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski, and LKQ president and CEO Rob Wagman.
LKQ Corp. has contributed $25,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, displaying its commitment to the future of the collision industry. LKQ’s contribution benefits the entire industry as this enhances the Education Foundation’s ability to offer grants and scholarships to career and technical schools and colleges and the students attending these schools. By increasing educational opportunities through this support, the students of today become tomorrow’s industry professionals and create a brighter future for the entire collision industry.
The $25,000 gift from LKQ will support the Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign fund which allows the Foundation to provide its annual student scholarships, school grants, and the annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski noted, “LKQ has been a consistent supporter of the Collision Repair Education Foundation on several levels. Through LKQ’s part donations to collision school programs, monetary donations, and having representation on our Board of Trustees, LKQ’s has shown a strong commitment to assisting the future professionals of the collision industry. It is only through this continued support that the Collision Repair Education Foundation can help collision instructors in producing productive, efficient entry-level staff for the industry. We thank LKQ for their continued support and hope other industry leaders can follow their lead.”
Industry organizations looking to assist high school and college collision school programs and their students through monetary and/or in-kind product donations should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.