CREF earns highest rating from Charity Navigator

Aug. 13, 2014
The Collision Repair Education Foundation has been awarded the highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation has been awarded the highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the country’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Charity Navigator has awarded the Collision Repair Education Foundation an “exceptional” ranking of four stars out of a possible four, demonstrating adherence to good governance and fiscal responsibility.

Since 2009, the collision industry has provided over $20 million in product and monetary donations to high school and post-secondary collision school programs, instructors, and students through the Education Foundation. With the organization averaging 90 cents of every dollar donated being returned to this group; its supporters can be assured that their donations are being reinvested properly.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We are proud of this recognition as it displays the organization’s financial responsibility and hard work towards supporting the technical education of the future professionals of the industry. To be listed on Charity Navigator with a select group of other noteworthy organizations, this will display to both current and prospective donors that our organization is one of the best in the country.”

Charity Navigator provides essential information that gives donors greater confidence in charitable choices they support. Receiving four stars indicates the Education Foundation is respected by its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust. For additional information on Charity Navigator visit www.charitynavigator.org.

Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation in their efforts of supporting high school and post-secondary collision students, instructors, and school programs across the country. For additional information on how to support the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts, please contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244 or [email protected].  

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 online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.

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