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American Family Insurance donates $15,000 for six collision school grants

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 09:00
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American Family Insurance has donated $15,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation and that donation helped provide six collision school grants.

The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2015 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant and these funds will help fulfill the schools collision program’s wish list of needed tools, equipment, and supplies. The American Family Insurance school grant recipients include:

  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Freedom High School (Freedom, WI)
  • Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL)
  • Lex La-Ray Technical Center (Lexington, MO)
  • Marengo High School (Marengo, IL)
  • Renton Technical College (Renton, WA)

American Family Insurance Policy & Procedure Manager Mark Follmann noted, “American Family Insurance is proud to partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in their goal of helping schools provide an outstanding technical education. We hope our donation will ensure these schools have the appropriate resources to help these students pursue their dreams.”

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “It is through companies like American Family Insurance and their continued support that we are able to help collision school instructors with needed tools, equipment, and supplies for their programs. In order to graduate students who are prepared and ready for entry-level employment within the industry, this type of support is greatly needed and we would like to thank American Family Insurance for making this possible.”

For additional information about American Family Insurance visit Collision industry businesses interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting high school and college collision school programs should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244. Industry businesses can learn more information about the organization and make a donation online by visiting

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 on the Internet at:

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