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Autel, CREF Donate ADAS Equipment to Collision Schools

Eight U.S. collision repair school programs will receive free Autel calibration packages.

Autel ADAS Calibration donation CREF
Collision Repair Education Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

CREF will be announcing unique fundraising and support opportunities throughout 2021.

BASF Donates SATA Spray Guns To Collision Repair Students

CREF recently announced that BASF has donated SATA spray guns to 87 high school and college students.

CREF Announces Memorial Fund For Ron Ray

Ray, who recently passed away, was the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s executive director from 1997-2007.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces Topgolf Jacksonville Fundraiser During April Industry Meetings

The golf fundraiser will be held in conjunction with the Collision Industry Conference taking place later that week and offers an opportunity to help support future collision repair industry professionals.

BASF Supports Future Technicians Through Donation To Collision Repair Education Foundation

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) received donations from BASF, including spray guns, paint, materials and equipment with an estimated value of $200,000 that will support multiple automotive refinish programs and students around the country.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces Winner Of Student Of The Year Award

This year’s recipient is Samantha Welch, a high school senior studying collision repair at Greater Southern Tier BOCES Coopers Education Center in Painted Post, New York.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces Winners Of Inaugural Top Technician Mentor/Mentee Competition

The goal of the competition was to recognize the performance of the next generation of collision technicians and their mentors on critical skills necessary to repair today’s high tech vehicles.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Celebrates 10 Years Of PPG As Golf Outing Co-Host

The 2019 event on July 23 included sponsors and participants enjoying a day of golf at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course located at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, and generated over $70,000.

Industry Invited To Attend Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Annual Reception During SEMA 2019

During the reception, attendees will hear about the organization’s efforts to support high school and post-secondary collision students, 2019 donors/supporters will be highlighted, and winners of the annual 2019 Collision Repair Education Foundation Benchmark Grants will be announced.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Launches #100floors75days School Improvement Project

The #100Floors75Days project seeks to build relationships between the local collision industry and their collision repair schools by providing the materials necessary to refinish the schools’ floors during the summer break.

I-CAR Contributes $225,000 To Collision Repair Education Foundation

The financial contribution by I-CAR is in addition to the support I-CAR provides to the Education Foundation’s mission through local committees across the country. The monetary contribution assists the Education Foundation’s ability to offer collision school tool, equipment and instructor training grants and student scholarships across the U.S.