RICHMOND, VA — What began as a single philanthropic gesture has grown into a full-fledged charitable organization backed by the collision industry.
The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF), now a 501(c)3 charitable corporation, has named its board of trustees. The officers are Doug Webb, president; Glen Funk, vice president; Marco Grossi, secretary and Chad Sulkala, treasurer. Other Trustees are Gene Hamilton, Rick Keister, Tom Moreland, Jeanne Silver, Tom Styker and Chuck Sulkala.
The Collision Industry Foundation is closely aligned with the National Auto Body Council, in that the charitable activities it chooses to undertake are those that improve the image of the Collision Repair Industry.
“It was originally founded to handle the $500,000 in contributions collected to help fund the health center at Camp Mak-A-Dream,” said Webb. “It occurred to us that the Foundation had the capability of doing much more. Over the past two years the Foundation has contributed almost $10,000 to local causes including children’s hospitals and battered women’s outreach programs. And just this past year, we raised over $50,000 to send two of our best and brightest collision repair and refinish students to the WorldSkills competition which will be held later this year in Helsinki, Finland.”
According to Webb, the group’s immediate goals are to identify specific fundraising opportunities that will meet our image-improvement objectives, and outline a three-year plan that puts the Foundation on a long-term path to success.
For more information on the Collision Industry Foundation, send email to [email protected].
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