Collision Repair Education Foundation

Collision Repair Education Foundation

Have you found yourself often asking, how can I give back or help out the collision repair industry? Well, we have an easy answer for you, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).

In 2008, the CREF transformed itself into a traditional philanthropic organization, partnering with industry donors to fill the funding gap that hinders high school and college collision school programs, students, and instructors. As the industry’s workforce continues to age and instructor face limited program budgets, now more than ever local schools need the industry’s help.

Its vision statement, "A collision industry with a sufficient number of qualified, properly trained, and immediately productive entry-level employees to meet current and future Industry needs." Their vision is backed by their equally powerful mission statement, "Support collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities."

We invite you to get involved with your local high school and college collision school programs, through the CREF, as these students are the future of the collision industry.

Please contact CREF Director of Development, Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org to start discussing how you can work together on a variety of support options:

  • Collision Repair Education Campaign
  • Directed Purpose Gifts
  • Gifts-in-Kind
  • Golf Fundraiser