HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Scott Kruger has joined the I-CAR Education Foundation as its executive director. In this role, Kruger will be responsible for implementing the new mission of the Education Foundation, which focuses on fundraising, grant research and the distribution of scholarship funds to schools and students involved in collision repair.
“I would like to welcome Scott Kruger to the staff of the I-CAR Education Foundation,” said Chris Evans, chairman of the I-CAR Education Foundation Board of Trustees. “Scott’s extensive background in fundraising will prove invaluable as the Education Foundation embraces its new fundraising mission. I look forward to seeing the future successes of the Education Foundation under his leadership.”
“I am very pleased to be joining the I-CAR Education Foundation,” said Kruger. “It is exciting to be working with the dedicated group of professionals from the collision industry that both serve and support the Education Foundation. There are many programs and priorities that we will focus on in the coming months, but my primary goal is to make sure that the Education Foundation supports the collision industry by enriching opportunities for students in collision education. These students are working toward a lasting and rewarding career in collision repair and our goal will be to help them get there.”
Kruger is a lawyer and an advancement professional with more than 10 years of fundraising experience. He earned both his BA and JD from the University of Iowa.
Kruger joins the I-CAR Education Foundation after serving as the first executive director of the John Marshall Law School Foundation. Previously, he served six years as the director of development for the Southern Illinois University School of Law and associate director of development for the SIU Foundation. He has also been employed as a director of development for KCCK-FM/Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the assistant director of development-Annual Giving for Minnesota State University in Mankato.
Kruger is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and the Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education.