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Allstate contributes $100,000 to CREF

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 08:00
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Allstate Insurance Company continues its strong commitment to the future of the collision industry by contributing $100,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Industry donations such as Allstate’s assist the Education Foundation in its ability to support high school and technical college school programs, instructors, and students nationwide. By increasing educational opportunities for these students, companies like Allstate help prepare students who will enter the industry as productive, efficient entry-level employees.

The $100,000 contribution from Allstate Insurance will support the 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 school grant, which is $50,000

“Education is a vital step in preparing the next generation of great technicians needed to repair vehicles that are becoming more complex by the day,” says Allstate’s Claims Vice President Pam Overton. “Contributing to the Collision Repair Education Foundation is an investment in the future and something we take great pride in at Allstate.”

Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski said, “Allstate’s continued support has allowed the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help collision school programs graduate students who are productive, efficient, and capable staff members day one on the job within the collision industry. As repair facilities are seeking the next generation of technicians who will be safely repairing consumers’ collision damaged vehicles, Allstate’s support assists in our ability to help high school and post-secondary collision instructors provide a quality technical education to their students.”

Industry organizations looking to assist secondary and post-secondary 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.

About Allstate Corporation
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as the web via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.

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: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org

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