CREF to award more than $300,000 in grants during SEMA

Sept. 9, 2015
Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation during their annual reception during SEMA 2015.
Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation during their annual reception the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 9.-10:15 p.m. in the N259-N261 rooms at the Las Vegas Convention Center during SEMA 2015.

During the reception, attendees will hear about the organization’s efforts to support high school and post-secondary collision students, 2015 donors/supporters will be highlighted, and winners of the annual 2015 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant will be announced. Industry members will also have an opportunity to meet and greet attending collision school instructors and students.  

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We would like to invite collision industry members to attend our annual reception to not only witness high school and college collision instructors be surprised with significant grants to help their programs but also learn more about our new focus on helping to bridge the gap between the schools and entry-level employment. Hundreds of reception attendees are anticipated and we look forward to showcasing the industry’s generosity to its future professionals.”

Additional details of the event will be made available as the date approaches however industry members are asked to RSVP for the reception by emailing attendee information to [email protected]. Questions regarding the reception and/or the Education Foundation’s efforts to support the future of the collision industry can be directed to Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at [email protected] or 847.463.5244.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees an connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us on the Internet at:

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