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American Family Insurance sponsors school grants through CREF

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 09:00
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American Family Insurance has awarded $15,000 in grants to four collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2014 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:

Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland, WA)

Northland Community & Technical College (Thief River Falls, MN)

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Fennimore, WI)

American Family Insurance Auto Policies & Procedures Administrator Dan Endres 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, “I would like to thank American Family Insurance for their continued support of assisting collision school programs who need to graduate productive and efficient collision students however face restrictive program budgets. In some instances, these grants double a schools collision budget and allow the instructor to provide a higher quality technical education to their students.”

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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